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|Patricia Urquiola (born 1961), is a Spanish designer with an international reputation. She studied at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy). In 2001 she established her own design studio, working on product design, interior design and architecture. She has an individual and experimental approach to design, using carefully chosen premium materials. Quality and skilled artisanship, are central to the products she designs. Patricia continues to work with some of the best known designer brands.
She worked closely with Vico Magistretti, in the design of the Flower Arnchair in 1996 (see below) and with the De Padova Furniture Company. Other examples of her early work are the Loom sofa and the Chaise Lounge.
|Patricia Urquiola has been awarded several international prizes, including, the Gold Medal in Fine Arts, presented by the Spanish Government.
|FLOWER ARMCHAIR -1996
|Co-designed by Patricia Urquiola in 1996. A simple, abstract chair, that ergonomically wraps round the seated person. The back and sides are manufactured from rigid polyurethane, with polyurethane foam added for comfort. The seat stands on four steel legs, structured like a steel tubular stool, ensuring stability and strength.
|The Fjord Armchair Relax, was designed by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso in 2002. A distinct design, with its asymmetrical back rest, in an distinguished, elegant, Scandinavian style. The design is inspired by a broken sea shell.
|The minimalist, Flo Chair, design by Patricia Urquiola for the furniture company Driade, in 2004. A steel frame with hard wearing brown wicker material. Suggests an African cultural influence.
The wicker is hardwearing and helps to hold the framework in position. It is a material often used in African furniture.
|The design of the Diamond Table, was inspired by the Japanese art / paper craft called Origami, with the table legs appearing to fold in on themselves.
The aluminium structure has been anodised, to prevent oxidisation of the surface and as an attractive metal finish. The Diamond Table won the Red Dot Design Award - Best of the best in 2005.
|THE BACK-WING CHAIR - 2018
|The Back-Wing chair was designed for Cassina in 2018. A stylish everyday, ash and leather chair, suitable for a range of rooms and even an office. This a sturdy chair of relatively simple design, with natural wood legs, that contrast the soft leather seat and back. Designed for comfort, stability and strength.
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