Bold Sofa
Patricia Urquiola for MOROSO Tuesday 22 Sep 2015

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. Urquiola has received prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.

Her Bold Collection for MOROSO is a sofa with a simple, balanced and functional elegance for a “timeless” quality. Attention is then drawn to the value of the upholstery, the quality of the finishes and details, the small adjustments made to make the experience of beauty daily (and normal).

Patricia Urquiola has created with Moroso a product made up of soft upholstery which thins out towards the edges, where the stitching is accented to define the distinguishing features of this product. The original top-stitching highlights each module, focusing on the edge

designer biog

Patricia Urquiola for MOROSO

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. Assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group. In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, and installations. Amongst her last projects of architecture: The museum of Jewel in Vicenza, Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, das Stue Hotel in Berlin and the Spa of Four Seasons Hotel in Milan; showroom and installations for Gianvito Rossi, BMW, Missoni, Moroso, Molteni, Officine Panerai, H&M, Santoni and the general concept of Pitti Immagine Firenze. She realize design products for the most important italina and international companies, such as B&B, Boffi Cucine, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World e Hansgrohe. Some of her products are exposed in various Museums and collections, such as MoMA in New York and Triennale Museum in Milan. She has won several international prices and awards. Amongst others the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes (Gold Medal of fine arts) awarded by the Spanish Government; Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I; “Designer of the decade” for two German magazines, Home and Häuser, “Designer of the Year” for Wallpaper, Ad Spain, Elle Decor International and Architektur und Wohnen Magazine, Premio Marisa Bellisario “Donne ad Alta Quota” for Art & Design. Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.

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