Patricia Urquiola is one of the most unconventional and sought-after designers of our age. She was born in 1961 in a small Spanish mountain village. Thanks to her imagination and her unstructured and fluid style, she is able to give life to inanimate objects, changing the view over spaces and things. Since she was young, Patricia Urquiola was aware that her passion for beauty, style, and design would drive her entire life. From her small hometown she moved to Madrid. Here she devoted herself to architecture studies at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Later, she moved to Milan and trained at the School of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic University. Here she graduated in 1989 and became the assistant of Achille Castiglioni in Milan, then of Eugenio Bettinelli at the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle (ENSCI) in Paris. Thanks to this opportunity, Patricia Urquiola lived new experiences and had the chance to travel to discover new realities and new styles.
Patricia Urquiola worked for De Padova, and together with the artist Vico Magistretti produced several collections of furniture, soon becoming world-famous. Later Patricia Urquiola joined De Renzio and Ramerino firm. She was also hired by Lissoni & Associati, for which she created a highly sophisticated collections of interior design. In 2001 finally she manages to open a private practice in the beautiful Milan. From here, she began to collaborate with some of the most successful Italian brand.
The creativity of Patricia Urquiola has been recognized globally. Fundamental were the collaborations with some of the Italian brand, which led her to worldwide success. The first important creation was Klara armchair for Moroso.
This chair became very popular in a short time, thanks to its ability to adapt to any type of interior. Along with the armchair, Patricia Urquiola, realized a jersey sofa. The line of this furniture is clean, the image of the sofa transmits air of familiarity, warmly welcoming guests.
The designer has also collaborated with the Italian company Molteni&C, for which she created several furniture. Among them you can find the sofa bed Night&Day, exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
For the same company she also made the Clip bed, the Glove armchairs and Gliss Up wardrobe.
Her creativity gets the attention of yet another top Italian company, B&B Italia, for which she created the Canasta sofa collection.