What I love about Patricia's work is that while maintaining a wide range as far as style goes, she's able to give her designs that unique and undeniable personal touch that makes each product her own.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain and now lives and works in Milan. She attended the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Madrid.
Although knowing that design was her passion ever since she was 12 years old, Patricia says she had a slow start in her career, and spent a lot of years studying. She encourages young designers to be passionate and curious: "find a few cultural references and people who can give you guidance to develop your personality. try to defend your ideas and projects, create your own formula."
Looking through her designs, I got a feeling of eclecticism. yet a cohesive one. Her creations range from very clean, sophisticated lines to the use of floral, organic and traditional element, all these from a modern point of view.
From relying solely on the materials she uses (as is the case with wood), to the use of a bold, bright color palette, Urquiola creates not just furniture, but art pieces. All of her designs have a story behind them.
When asked about the evolution of her design process, Patricia confesses that while such an evolution undoubtedly takes place, it happens on it's own, depending on the projects she's working on, and it's not something she willingly thinks about.
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