Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola

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        ”I believe that ideals do not exist in real life, but in the imagination and concept of each person; once the ideal comes true, then new ideals will be created. “--Patricia Urquiola
        Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish designer active in the international design community. Since the establishment of the studio in 2001, he has been engaged in professional activities in areas such as interior design, product design, exhibitions, art direction and architecture.
        Born in Oviedo, Spain, Patricia Urquiola graduated from the Department of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1989. After graduation, he worked in Padova's new product development department and served as an assistant to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at Milan Polytechnic and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Design in Paris. Between 1993 and 1996, she concentrated on architectural work, working with architects Renzio and Ramerino to complete showrooms, restaurants and other franchise design projects.
        In 1996, Patricia Urquiola entered the famous Italian design office "Lissoni Associati", responsible for the product design of international home brands such as Alessi, Flos, Cappellini, Cassina, Kartell, etc., and thus let the world slowly see that she is different from her. A delicate observation by a male designer. 
        Patricia Urquiola often said that her personality is changeable and informal. However, she is influenced by Achille Castiglioni by letting her begin to see the subtlety and the surrounding nature and life. She brings the delicate and sensitive qualities of women into the design, and extends a unique design perspective – “film thinking”.
        At first glance, when I saw Patricia Urquiola's creation, some people felt that it was like coming to the world of flowers, and some people felt like they were entering the original tribal country. These are the so-called "films"; but if you look at it for a few more minutes, maybe There will be new experiences, because Patricia Urquiola, who is good at blending the past with modernity, likes to use innovative materials, colorful designs, openwork carvings, etc., to tell the story about design. 
        In recent years, Patricia Urquiola can be said to be the core designer of B&B Italy's outdoor furniture. With traditional weaving techniques, it has a bamboo-like texture. However, she has deliberately increased the mesh and changed the shape of the seat, making "Canasta" Outdoor furniture is filled with a contemporary and elegant design atmosphere. 
        Patricia Urquiola is also like a highly skilled stylist, so that every seemingly simple "Affordable Furniture" will inject new souls into them, and then put on the appropriate "clothing", which has since been completely renewed.

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