Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola (* 1961 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish architect and designer.


Patricia Urquiola was born in 1961 in Oviedo, Spain. First, she studied architecture at the Faculdad de Arquitectura de Madrid. Right after she studied at the Milan Polytechnic. She did her doctorate in 1989 under the leadership of the famous Achille Castiglioni. In the period between 1990 and 1992 Urquiola has worked at the School of Industrial Design in Paris as an assistant teacher for Castiglioni and Bettinelli. In 1991, she designed her first piece of furniture and directed until 1996, the product development of de Padua. 1993-1996 the designer, specialized in interior design to showrooms and restaurants. During this time she worked with the architects Marzia de Renzio and Emanuela Ramerino. She became head of the Lissoni Associati design group 1996.

In 2001, Urquiola her studio "Studio Urquiola ". Today Patricia Urquiola working for well-known companies such as B & B Italia, Driade, Molteni, Moroso, Foscarini SRL, Hansgrohe / Axor. 2011 was the Spanish company Gandia Blasco in India their knitwear Series Manga ( sleeve ) produce.


Patricia Urquiola designs mainly furniture, but also lighting and carpets can be found under their designs. It is famous for its sun " Antibodi " that she has designed for Moroso. But her chair " Smock " has a high degree of recognition. The light " Caboche " which she designed for the company Foscarini, is also a successful product. Your objects are characterized primarily by their comfort, elegance and straightforwardness.


Patricia Urquiola has been chosen several times for Designer of the Year. She was awarded, for example, 2003 by the international magazine "ELLE Deco" and 2006 "Wallpaper Magazine". In 2008 she was at the Paris design fair " Maison & Objet " in the section " Now! Design à vivre " elected Designer of the Year.

But not only she herself has received numerous awards, especially their products have won several awards. Includes both " Antibodi " as well as her designed for Paola Lenti carpet " Crochet " were awarded the " International Design Award " by ELLE Deco.