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With Quinten-Art we want to show the beautiful side of autism. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with autism by building an inclusive society, where their differences and talents are known and celebrated through the beautiful products they design.
The minds of people with autism are wired differently than those of ‘neurotypicals’. People with autism tend to be hyper or hypo-sensitive to sensory input, which makes the world seem overwhelming and hard to interpret. Social interactions, especially, can be a big challenge for someone on the spectrum. But that sensory sensitivity also endows people with autism with extraordinary talents. With Quinten-Art we provide a stage for these beautiful minds. So together we can make the world a little more inclusive.
We make high-quality and sustainable products based on the design of people with autism. Our products tell a beautiful story and are made with love to share the unique gifts of people with autism. This in turn supports our mission: building an inclusive society, where differences and talents are known and celebrated. Our products come in a gorgeous gift box which makes them perfect gifts!
Part of the proceeds over every sale goes back to the designer.
Quinten was de source of inspiration for starting Quinten-Art. He is 10 years old and lives in Amsterdam. Quinten is passionate about mathematics, physics and drawing. Due to his autism he regularly experiences sensory overload which makes it hard for him to function. When the world around him gets too busy drawing helps him to quiet his mind.
Quinten’s love for mathematics is manifested by his choice for delicate geometric shapes. With his drawings Quinten allows us to see the world through his eyes. A world that amazes and inspires.
When he gets in a state of hyperfocus he can make drawings that are awe-inspiring. The fact that his drawings have been selected for the first series of Quinten-Art products makes him very proud.Fairtrade
For the production of our products we have selected companies that offer good working conditions and focus on Fairtrade and sustainable production.
All our products are made from natural and if possible recycled materials.
The raw materials used in the production of the Porcelain Tea Mug (clay, silica and flint) are all natural materials that are in ample supply in nature and are easy to extract with minimal impact on the environment. The production process to create porcelain is sustainable as well; all raw materials can be recycled, including the water used in the process.
The packaging and stuffing materials to protect the mugs are all made from recycled card board. The foil used in our gift packages is biodegradable.
Our products are of very high quality and have a long lifespan. Our porcelain, for example, is extremely strong and durable. Because the mugs only use raw natural materials that are widely available, it is an environmentally conscious product. Our Quinten-Art Porcelain Mug is therefore not only a beautiful, but also sustainable alternative to the plastic or paper single-use cups used in offices.
Some of our products are made abroad and are shipped to The Netherlands. To reduce the CO2 footprint of shipping as much as possible the products are shipped in bulk and the CO2 offset by planting trees.
For our future products we will opt for local production whenever possible.
With Quinten-Art we want to contribute to a more inclusive society. By selling products with designs made by people with autism we want to provide a stage for their talents. Part of every product sold will go back to the designer. This way we want to help build self-confidence and self-reliance for our designers, so they can be an inspiration for other people with and without autism.