Designer

Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni.

Assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group. In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, installations. Amongst her last projects of architecture: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, das Stue Hotel in Berlin and the Spa of Four Seasons Hotel in Milan; showroom and installations for Gianvito Rossi, Flos, Missoni, Moroso, H&M, Santoni and the general concept of Pitti Immagine Firenze.

She designs for the most important Italian and international firms as Agape, Alessi, Andreu World, Axor, B&B Italia, Baccarat, Bisazza, BMW, Budri, Coalesse, De Padova, Driade, Emu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Flos, Foscarini, Gandia Blasco, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kettal, Kvadrat, Maurice Lacroix, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina (Artistic Direction), Louis Vuitton, Panasonic, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, Champagne Ruinart, Viccarbe. Consulting for Honda and LG, Panasonic and the Qatar Museum Authority.

Some of her products are exposed in various Museums and collections, amongst others: the permanent collection of MoMA in New York, Museo della Triennale Milan, Fonds National D’Art Contemporain in Paris and die Neue Sammlung in Munich.

She has won several international prices and awards. Amongst others the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal of fine arts) awarded by the Spanish Government; “Designer of the decade” for two German magazines, Home and Häuser, “Designer of the Year” for Wallpaper, Ad Spain, Elle Decor International and Architektur und Wohnen Magazine.

Related Collections

Papiro

2015

"<strong>Papiro Collection</strong>", designed by <strong>Patricia Urquiola</strong> explores the concept of lightness in marble, interpreting spaces ...

Papiro

Lithic Vertigo

2015

<strong>Look at my backStep</strong></br> <strong>Patricia Urquiola</strong> presents an installation of three stairways with different heights, ...

Lithic Vertigo

Rabbet

2014

Rabbet è un racconto fiabesco nel quale il marmo esprime con forme e colori un ...

Rabbet

Earthquake 5.9

2013

The new Earthquake 5.9 collection recalls the Emilia earthquake of May 2012 that affected many ...

Earthquake 5.9

Nat| f |Use

2012

Synergy and fusion involving different materials: the properties of glass (ligthness and transparency) are transferred ...

Nat| f |Use

Marblelace

2011

This project arises from a disaffection for marble. From viewing it as a finished product. ...

Marblelace

Macrosterias

2009

It was a great pleasure to work with Budri, because they gave me so many ...

Macrosterias