PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Ph. Stefano Del Monte for Cassina

Patricia Urquiola, an architect and designer, studied architecture in Madrid and, later, in Milan where she then set up her own studio in 2001.
Her work spans across different fields and is displayed in some of the world’s most important museums, including the MoMA in New York, the
Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum near Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. She collaborates with companies such as Cassina, where she is Creative Director, as well as Flos, BMW, Moroso, Louis Vuitton and Haworth.
She is frequently a guest lecturer at several universities around the world and a member of the Advisory Board of the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Patricia Urquiola’s resume is full of successes and prestigious awards. “Designer of the Decade” and “Designer of the Year” for prestigious international magazines, she received the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes from the Spanish Government.

Ph. Alessandro Paderni, Studio EYE

Urquiola is considered the heir of the great tradition of Italian design. Among her teachers there are Vito Magistretti and Achille Castiglioni, her teacher at the Milan Polytechnic. “Achille taught how to read escape lines, complexity in simplicity and vice versa”, says Patricia. “His thought was like a rhizome, without beginning or end, perpetually connected.”

“A Castiglioni”, Triennale di Milano, 2018, curator Patricia Urquiola, ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Patricia Urquiola’s works range impressively from the creation of objects to installations, architectural projects, showrooms, hotels, set designs, private homes.

 

Il Sereno Lago di Como, inaugurated in 2016, is a luxury resort designed by the designer in every aspect, from the external architecture to the interior design, up to the design of the furnishings (furniture, carpets, wall coverings, lamps, bathtubs, bathroom fixtures) and staff uniforms.

Hotel Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno (CO, Italy), architecture and interiors by Patricia Urquiola, ph. Patricia Parinejad

Patricia Urquiola’s works range impressively from the creation of objects to installations, architectural projects, showrooms, hotels, set designs, private homes.

 

Il Sereno Lago di Como, inaugurated in 2016, is a luxury resort designed by the designer in every aspect, from the external architecture to the interior design, up to the design of the furnishings (furniture, carpets, wall coverings, lamps, bathtubs, bathroom fixtures) and staff uniforms.

Hotel Il Sereno Lago di Como, Torno (CO, Italy), architecture and interiors by Patricia Urquiola, ph. Patricia Parinejad

Showroom Cassina Milano, Via Durini 16, Milano Design Week 2019

Antibodi Collection, Moroso

North Lobby (Lincoln Square, London), interior by Patricia Urquiola with Moroso furniture, ph. Lodha UK

North Lobby (Lincoln Square, London), interior by Patricia Urquiola with Moroso furniture, ph. Lodha UK

Antibodi Collection, Moroso

Discover the project of Patricia Urquiola

With the Wall pellet stove, designed for MCZ in 2019, designer Patricia Urquiola makes her debut in the fire sector. For the Spanish designer, working on the project was an extremely stimulating experience, since she has always made sure that the products she designs are environmentally sustainable.

‘In recent years there has been a major shift in thinking in the pellet stove sector,’ Patricia Urquiola explains. ‘These heat sources are neutral in terms of CO2 emissions, and this is crucial for us.’

In order to characterise the stove also as a decorative object, she decided to go for a minimalist design. A very simple cylindrical element, without front ventilation grilles, is placed next to a linear shape that rests against the wall.

 

This special design of this structure, entirely made of Black painted steel, is a simple but innovative solution thought by Patricia Urquiola to conceal the pipes and the technical connection elements of the stove.

 

The simplicity of Wall is enhanced by a unique and very attractive detail: the base.

‘The base is an element that connects to the home, turning the stove into a furnishing item, and therefore transcends its formal simplicity,’ Urquiola explains.

 

It is available in Black steel, to match the structure, or in various natural materials, such as stone, marble terrazzo, wood or cement.

 

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