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Patricia Urquiola

Spanish, b. 1961

Spanish-born, Milan-based architect Patricia Urquiola doesn’t lack for commissions these days, and, unlike the work of many other high-concept architects, her projects tend to get constructed, envelope-pushing though they sometimes are. And when she’s not imagining covetable creations for contemporary furniture houses — including B&B Italia, Driade and Cassina, where she was named art director in 2015 — Urquiola makes headlines by designing some of the world’s most aesthetically ambitious hotels, such as 2016’s Il Sereno on Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy.

Born in Oviedo, in northern Spain, Urquiola grew up in a family that valued creativity. Everyone in the house, she says, talked and cared about design. She fondly remembers her mother going to London in the 1960s and ’70s and coming back home with a Mary Quant this, a David Hicks that. When it came time to go to university, Urquiola decided that her place was architecture school, first at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and then at the Polytechnic University of Milan, where she completed her design thesis — a felt carpet with a panel that connected to a home’s electricity source and telephone line so that you could plug, say, a table lamp and your phone into it — under the direction of legendary Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni.

Today, Urquiola has become a go-to when it comes to avant-garde product, hospitality and retail design, working with such blue-chip international furniture, fashion and hotel companies as Alessi, Baccarat, Salvatore Ferragamo, Kvadrat, Mandarin Oriental, Panerai, Rosenthal, W Hotels and Louis Vuitton, among many others. Her residential projects, meanwhile, though few and far between, stretch from such far-flung locations as Punta del Este, Uruguay, and Melbourne, Australia, to closer-to-home Udine, in northeastern Italy, where she designed the two-story, largely open-plan glass-and-cedar home of Patrizia Moroso, creative director of the family-owned design company that bears her last name.

Over the course of a long-term and highly productive collaboration spanning some 20 years, Urquiola has created dozens and dozens of Moroso-branded products. A chair from her 2001 Fjord line of seating, tables and poufs for the company sits in the collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and Moroso debuted (love me) Tender, her modular sofa system upholstered in jersey, during Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April of 2014.

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Patricia Urquiola ''Trampoline' Outdoor Sofa, Steel, Rope and Fabric by Cassina
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Outdoor sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Patricia Urquiola interprets the happiness of life outdoors with a collection full of playful...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Patricia Urquiola

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DOBLE Iridescent Low Table by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia IN STOCK
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Collection of low tables, storage units and console with a square or round shape made with an innovative laminated glass which creates extraordinary optical illusions and wonderful s...
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Patricia Urquiola ''Back-Wing Armchair', Wood, Foam and Fabric by Cassina
By Cassina, Patricia Urquiola
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2019. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This comfy armchair has the same distinctive aesthetics as the Back-Wing chair designed in 2018. ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Patricia Urquiola

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Kartell T-Table by Patricia Urquiola in Crystal
By Kartell, Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A line of tables in three heights. The surface of the T-table top alternates fullness and space to create an elegant and precious effect which is reminiscent of embroidery. It com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Patricia Urquiola

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Contemporary Elegance: Patricia Urquiola Shimmer Mirror Duo, 2015
By Glas Italia, Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brescia , Brescia
Indulge in the captivating allure of modern design with this exquisite pair of Shimmer mirrors by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola. Crafted in 2015, these mirrors epitomize sophis...
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2010s Modern Patricia Urquiola

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Foscarini Caboche Flush Light by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto
By Patricia Urquiola, Eliana Gerotto, Foscarini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Like a bracelet of sparkling transparent pearls, the Caboche ceiling lamp embellishes any room with its extraordinary lighting effect, where each sphere reflects the image of the lig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Patricia Urquiola

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Foscarini Small Caboche Pendant by Patricia Urquiola & Eliana Gerotto
By Patricia Urquiola, Eliana Gerotto, Foscarini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Caboche lamps transform light into a sparkling composition of transparent spheres: a design gem resulting from an amalgam of technology and creativity...
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Patricia Urquiola Bandas Small Pouf for GAN
By GAN Rugs, Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
Modularity taken to the limit. All the pieces in the Bandas collection can be interchanged. An ingenious system, designed by Patricia Urquiola, allows the collection to be adapted to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Patricia Urquiola

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Patricia Urquiola furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Patricia Urquiola furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 637 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Patricia Urquiola were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Sabrina Landini, Philippe Starck, and Flos. Prices for Patricia Urquiola furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $110 and can go as high as $34,843, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,032.

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