Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) and lives and works in Milan since more than 20 years.
She attended the School of Architecture of Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Politechnic where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni.
In 2001 she opens her own office in Milan, working on product design, architecture, installations and concept creation. She designes for some of the most renowned firms like Agape, Alessi, Artelano, Axor, B&B Italia, Bart Design, Bisazza, Bosa, Chevalier Edition, De Padova, De Vecchi, Driade, Emu, Fasem, Flos, Foscarini, Gallotti & Radice, Gandia Blasco, Kartell, Kettal, Liv’it, LG, Peter Mabeo, MDF Italia, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Olivari, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, San Lorenzo, Tronconi, Viccarbe. Some of her products are permanently exposed at the MoMA in New York, as well as other museums.
Amongst her last projects: the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, the W Resort & Spa in Vieques (Puerto Rico), the boutiques of Gianvito Rossi, the showroom of Flos and Moroso in London and the interiors of the fashion fair Pitti Uomo 2010 (Spadolini Pavillon) in Florence. She has exposed a marble artwork for the Art 41 Basel art show.
Patricia Urquiola was awarded as Designer of the Year for the magazines Wallpaper, Elle Deco, and Designer of the Decennium 2000-2010 for the German magazines Home and Häuser. Among others, she received the Red Dot Award and the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards. Personal exhibitions on her work have been shown all over the world.
Patricia Urquiola Designs
The new Bohemian collection from Moroso’s manufacturers is extraordinarily, designed with a modern slant on a classic. The designer is Patricia Urquiola who has taken a very original approach to classic capitonné work, giving the Bohemian seating furniture a revolutionary modern look.
The interior design of the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona, by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, recently helped the hotel win the title “Best Hotel Project of 2010″ by Interior Design Magazine. World-renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola created the vibrant interior space, relying extensively on her own bathroom collection, Axor Urquiola. The collection’s fresh, unusual shapes perfectly complement the bathroom’s other minimalist pieces and the modern aesthetic evident throughout the hotel.
The instant attraction was quickly understood as it was by one of my favourite interior designers Patricia Urquiola. She is an amazing spanish interior designer who break the mould constantly whilst still remaining accessible and realistic in her designs. Her signature style of bold colour, print and texture sings to me!
Moroso Chairs – Line Tropicalia by Patricia Urquiola - Interior Design, Furniture and Decorating Idea on Best House Interior.
This is the design of the interior design of hotels in Barcelona. Interior design uses the concept of creative design with Mandarin Oriental. This interior design is the design of the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. for room layout and furniture design was very impressive, as well as decorations from the roof of the room.
Tufty-Time is not only a re-interpretation of the past, but also an excellent, innovative solution for such issues as modularity, comfort and removable covers. Tufty-Time is an informal system, with free and versatile composition possibilities. The modular system is made up of an ottoman, the basic unit, which can be matched with other central, corner and end units with high or low armrests.
Each object in the collection takes on a different personality depending on the material and the colour used. It can be made playful and cheerful by using thermoplastic polymer threads free of heavy metal and recyclable, sophisticated and precious by using leather, simple and elegant by using HT polyester double plaited cords in either one or two colours.
Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola designed a beautiful, nature inspired sofa, which she named “Foliage”. The sofa presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan was created by the designer for Italian manufacturer Kartell. Featuring a leaf-shaped motif, the Foliage Sofa extends its beauty to any room chosen for display.
Designed by Spanish architect and product designer Patricia Urquiola for Gan Rugs, theMangas Collection features rugs, runners and pouffs made from 100% wool and hand made in India. The products are made from a patchwork of different design wool knits which create unique textured designs in different complementary colour ways and sizes.