The Patricia Urquiola Story
Born in northern Spain, Patricia Urquiola initially trained in architecture in Madrid. But she has spent the majority of her educational and professional career as a product designer in Italy. She trained under and worked with such renowned Italian designers as Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti. In the early 1990s, while designing furniture with Urquiola at the De Padova furniture company, Magistretti encouraged her to always aspire to the highest professional standards at a worldwide level. Taking such advice to heart, it is to this level that Urquiola continually aims.
Why We Love Patricia Urquiola
Having spent most of her career working in collaboration with other designers, it only makes sense that Patricia Urquiola’s design philosophy revolves around creating environments that encourage positive feelings and gathering together. From furniture to lighting, she conceives every object she designs as part of a domestic landscape, rather than as an individual piece. Striking a balance between technical superiority and public taste, Patricia Urquiola designs reflect a slightly formal quality, but one that also evokes a certain sense of cozy domesticity.
Noteworthy Products From Urquiola
In terms of product design, Urquiola is perhaps best known for her furniture designs for Moroso, B&B Italia and Kartell. She has also created various other lighting, furniture and jewelry designs for Agape, Alessi, Driade, Foscarini, and FLOS, just to name a few.
Particularly exemplary of her highly imaginative yet pragmatic style are the curvaceous and technically innovative Chasen 2 Suspension for Flos and the immediately recognizable, jewel-like Caboche collection for Foscarini (in collaboration with Eliana Gerotto).
In Her Own Words
When it comes to how Urquiola works, "I’m quite ecletic, varied and diverse. I like to think in different scales at the same time, in architecture and design. I’m interested in behavior structures, artisan techniques, certain aspects of memory...aspects of my life."
Some brands are excluded.
Alessi, Artek, Arteriors, Artkalia, Bambrella, BDI, Bernhardt Design, Blomus, Blu Dot, Calligaris, Cane-line, Carl Hansen, Cherner Chair Company, Chilewich, Copeland Furniture, Driade, dweLED, Ethnicraft, Fermob, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, FLOS, Fredrick Ramond, Gan Rugs, Greenington, Gus Modern, Heller, Herman Miller, Hinkley, Hubbardton Forge, Huppe, Iittala, Kartell, Kebe, Knoll, Lafer, Lafuma, Lechuza, Loll Designs, Loloi, Luceplan, Lyon Beton, Magis, Marset, Midj, Minka Aire Fans, Modern Fan Company, Modern Forms, Modloft, Modloft Black, Moooi Carpets, Nanimarquina, Nelson Bubble Lamps, Nomon, Petite Friture, QLOCKTWO, Roll & Hill, Secto Design, Teckell, Toulemonde Bochart, Visual Comfort, Vitra, Vondom, WAC Lighting, ZANEEN design. Some eligible brands may include items that do not qualify for this promotion. This list is subject to change at any time. All open-box, clearance, light bulbs and some sale items are also excluded from this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offers or past orders.
Discount does not apply to furniture, clearance or open-box items.
*Exclusions apply. Certain brands prohibit discounting and are excluded from this offer:
&Tradition, Alessi, Artek, Arteriors, Bambrella, BDI, Bernhardt Design, Big Ass Fans, Blomus, Blu Dot, Calligaris, Capital Lighting, Carl Hansen, Casablanca Fan Company, Cerno, Cherner Chair Company, Chilewich, Contardi Lighting, Copeland Furniture, Corbett Lighting, Craftmade, Currey & Company, Cyan Design, dweLED, EcoSmart Fire, Eglo, Elan Lighting, ET2 Lighting, Ethnicraft, Fanimation Fans, Fatboy, Feiss, Fermob, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, FLOS, Fredrick Ramond, Fritz Hansen, Gabriel Scott, Gan Rugs, George Kovacs, Greenington, Gus Modern, Heller, Hennepin Made, Herman Miller, Hinkley, Hubbardton Forge, Hudson Valley Lighting, Humanscale, Hunter Fans, Huppe, Iittala, J. Adams & Co., Juniper Design, Kebe, Kichler, Knoll, Lafer, Lafuma, Lechuza, Loll Designs, Loloi, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Lyon Beton, LZF, Magis, Marset, Maxim Lighting, Metropolitan Lighting, Midj, Minka Aire Fans, Minka-Lavery, Mitzi - Hudson Valley Lighting, Modern Fan Company, Modern Forms, Modloft, Modloft Black, Monte Carlo Fans, Moooi, Moooi Carpets, Nanimarquina, Nelson Bubble Lamps, Nomon, Oxygen Lighting, Pablo Designs, Petite Friture, QLOCKTWO, Quorum International, Regina Andrew, Robert Abbey, Roll & Hill, RS Barcelona, Savoy House, Schonbek, Sea Gull Lighting, Secto Design, SONNEMAN Lighting, Stickbulb, Studio M, Tech Lighting, Teckell, Terzani, The Great Outdoors: Minka-Lavery, Toulemonde Bochart, Troy Lighting, Vibia, Visual Comfort, Vitra, Vondom, WAC Lighting, Zaneen Design
Some eligible brands may include items that do not qualify for this promotion. This list is subject to change at any time. Clearance, light bulbs and some sale items are also excluded from this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offers or past orders.