Friday, 16 May 2008

Eye Candy of the Week


Outdoor Sofa

Product: Outdoor Furniture Collection
Collection: Canasta

Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Designer Website: http://www.patriciaurquiola.com
Material: Resin
Product Website:
http://www.bebitalia.it
Canadian Retailer: http://www.informinteriors.com
Yummy Factor: Refreshing !


Outdoor Chair


Outdoor Chairs


Outdoor tables


Outdoor Chaise


Patricia Urquiola approached the outdoors starting from the theme of woven patterns-reviving and personalizing the concept with a traditional look in mind, but giving it a decisively contemporary look without using too much nostalgic influence. Vienna straw, with its decorative geometric shape, was her element of inspiration. The collection is enriched by a series of tables and service elements with steel structures.



Patricia Urquiola


Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) and now lives and works in Milan. She attended the faculty of architecture of Madrid Polytechnic were she graduated in 1989 having done a thesis with Achille Castiglioni. From 1990 to 1992 she was assistant lecturer on the courses held by Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli both at Milan Polytechnic and E.N.S.C.I. in Paris. Between 1990 and 1996 she worked for the new product development office of De Padova and with Vico Magistretti signed the products: “Flower”, “Loom sofa”, “Chaise” and “Chaise Longue”. From 1993 to 1996 she had an associate practice with architects de Renzio and Ramerino and was engaged in architectural design, showrooms, restaurants and franchising (Maska/Italy, Tomorrowland Stores/Japan, Des Pres/France). In 1996 she became head of the Lissoni Associati design group, working for Alessi, Antares-Flos, Artelano, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Kartell, and others. At the same time, on her own, she designed for B&B, Bosa, De Vecchi too, Fasem, Kartell, Liv’it, Mdf, Molteni & C., Moroso and Tronconi and designed stands and showroom for Knoll, Moroso, Sag 80, and Somma. Her products were selected for the Italian Design 2001 exhibition and for Intenational Design Yearbook 1999 and 2001. In 2001 she was chair of the jury for the 19th CDIM Design Award and was lecturer in the Domus Academy. She is currently conducting her professional activity in her own studio in Milan in the field of design, exhibitions, art direction, and architecture.

(B & B Italia - http://www.bebitalia.it)



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2 comments:

echito said...

oooo, I would love to have these for our patio! The chair looks so comfy, like you could just fall right into it!

Yummy!

qerat said...

How did I miss this post.
I love Urquiola's work
these are outstanding