Patricia Urquiola is an architect and designer who was born in Spain but now lives and works in Milan, Italy. Her talented design work has earned her quite a bit of recognition over the years. Her products were selected for the Italian Design 2001 exhibition and for International Design Yearbook 1999 and 2001. In 2001 she was chair of the jury for the 19th CDIM Design Award and was lecturer in the Domus Academy. In recent years, she has received numerous awards including A&W Designer of the Year and Design Prize Cologne. In 2011 her set of glass vases All Ambiq has been exhibited at Glasstress, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale.
I first discovered the work of Patricia Urquiola during a Southampton project where I used one of her pieces — the Nub Chair. It’s comfortable and sweet and introduced me to her other items. I quickly became a big fan of her very cool sculptural furniture. Her clever designs are intricate and composed of the layers I look for when designing. Her pieces are truly works of art, showing how Urquiola is thoughtful of lines and details that never feel harsh.
I loved the Fat Ottoman/Coffee Table – the Fat Sofa is another great piece from the same line. It looks so comfortable!
We installed this Nub Chair in Southampton and it is absolutely gorgeous! The detail on the back has an organic feel.
The leather tufting of the Bohemian Seating Collection makes you want to cuddle up in this chair.
She even has the bath covered! The steel tub is so chic.
The Crinoline Collection is a wonderful blend of bronze, natural fiber and polyethylene weave. Fabulous height – truly a sculpture.
You can follow Patricia Urquiola on Facebook . Her posts are in Spanish, but she also features photos of her work.