Patricia Urquiola gives voices to her personal stories that are emotional explorations of her empathic relationships with people, objects and contexts, which she has been getting in touch with throughout her career. Her experimental approach and her rich and many-layered works will spark many ideas and inspirations.
About Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola (born 1961) is a Spanish architect and designer. She learned her craft in Italy, and opened a studio in Milan in 2001, where she has developed a truly global enterprise. Some highlights from her career include her encounter with Maddalena de Padova (1990), her collaboration with Piero Lissoni (1996-2000), and her partnership with Patrizia Moroso (since 1998). Amidst all of these accomplishments, she had a stint at Lissoni Associati, beginning in 1993, where she developed furniture for Italian giants Cappellini and Cassina. Her designs are unconventional, emphatic, and experimental, blending humanist sensibilities and technical expertise – qualities that also inform her work as an architect.
She has received numerous accolades and awards over the years, and in 2011 she was awarded the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes and the Order of Isabella the Catholic by King Juan Carlos I of Spain.