Coraline Allard was born in 1986 in Dieppe, France. She studied Architecture in Rouen, France and Lisbon, Portugal and graduated in 2009. She joined the Bowlus Road Chief team in 2012 bringing with her, her knowledge and expertise working with aluminum sheet metal. She was in charge of the riveted aluminum fuselage of the Bowlus Road Chief, learning from scratch the aircraft techniques of buck riveting. Her nickname, “Rosie the riveter” came about as she slowly and meticulously tailored the aluminum exterior of the trailer with the thousands of rivets used to complete the project. In 2014, when Bowlus Road Chief moved its manufacturing plant to California, she co-founded Q&A Design with the same enthusiasm for crafting amazing projects.
Pierre Quesnel was born in 1983 in Coutances, France. After studying in France and Spain, he completed his Architecture Degree in 2009. In 2012, he moved to Toronto, Canada and was hired by Openthink Inc. in order to help redesign and modernize the original 1935 Bowlus Road Chief camping trailer. He designed and prototyped this innovative, aerodynamic and ultra-lightweight travelling trailer bringing this unique product into the 21st Century. When the company moved its production line to California in 2014, he founded with Coraline Allard, his partner in work and life, Q&A Design in Toronto.
Since its inception, Q&A Design has been involved in a number of projects, both collaborative and individual. The company designs, develops and manufactures prototypes of various scales, using a variety of material such as aluminum, sheet metal, wood and plastic. Examples of Industrial Design can be found throughout the various innovative pieces made by Q&A Design.