Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola is an architect and designer born in 1961. Spanish by birth and Italian by choice, she is known for working with famous firms the like of Cappellini, Cassina, Kettal and B&B Italia.

Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola portrait

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Urquiola’s Formation between Spain and Italy

Patricia Urquiola was born inOviedo, Spainin1931. She studiedArchitecture at the Politecnico of Madridat first, and later atPolitecnico in Milan, where she graduated in Architecture and Design in1989with阿喀琉斯卡斯蒂格利奥尼. After occupying the role of assistant lecturer for Castiglioni and collaborating withVico MagistrettiandLissoni Associatesshe opened her own studio in 2001, working in the field of product design and architecture.

Among her most recent works, there is the“Jewel” museum in Vicenza,as well as theMandarin Oriental Hotelin Barcelona, theDas Stue Hotelin Berlin and theSpa Four Seasons Hotelin Milan.

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Hotel
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Hotel – Barcelona, Spain.
Entrance to Mandarin Oriental
Entrance to Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Blanc at Mandarin Oriental
Blanc at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

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Urquiola’s Extensive Customer Portfolio

Urquiola customers portfolio lists important names such asGianvito Rossi, BMW, Cassina, Ferragamo, Flos, Missoni, Molteni, Officine Panerai, H&M, SantoniandPitti Uomo Firenze.

She has designed and produced furniture for the most important Italian and international companies, among the others:Agape, Alessi, Axor-Hansgrohe, Baccarat, Boffi, Budri, De Padova, Driade, Flos, Gan, Georg Jensen, Glas Italia, Haworth, Kartell, Kvadrat, Listone Giordano, Louis Vuitton, Moroso, Mutina, RosenthalandVerwood.

Chaise designed in 2006
Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry “Antibodi” Chaise Designed in 2006

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Moroso - Tropicalia
Moroso – Tropicalia Design: Patricia Urquiola

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EUPHORBIA by Patricia Urquiola
Design Blog Sociale – 29th April 2009 – EUPHORBIA by Patricia Urquiola

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Tropicalia Day Bed By Patricia Urquiola For Moroso
Tropicalia Day Bed By Patricia Urquiola For Moroso

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Expos and Awards

An exquisite selection of Urquiola’s best works is exhibited in a number of museums all around the world. Among the most important it is worth to mention theNew York MoMA,theMusée des Arts Decoratifs in Parigi,theMuseum of Design in Zurigo,theVitra Design Museum in Basel,theVictoria & Albert Museum of London,theStedelijk in Amsterdamand theTriennale Museum in Milan.

Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola,2012

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