Patricia Urquiola pursued her education in architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and later completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated under the guidance of Achille Castiglioni. Patricia Urquiola was acknowledged in Spain for her extraordinary talent and commitment, receiving the prestigious Golden Medal for Merits in Art and the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic. Thanks to her extensive knowledge and experience, Patricia has become one of the most influential and successful designers of our time.
The Husk low armchair, designed by renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, embodies both comfort and eco-sustainability. It is a part of the Patricia Urquiola furniture collection for B&B Italia, known for its softness and inviting nature, with extra soft cushions featuring a unique capitonné design. This product is just one example of the many high-quality and innovative Patricia Urquiola products available.
The Tufty-Time sofa collection, designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, is a remarkably prosperous modular system that provides solutions for modularity, comfort, and detachable covers, starting with an ottoman as the foundational piece, and extending to central, corner, and terminal elements with both low and high armrests, marking it as one of the most accomplished successes of B&B Italia and a tribute to Urquiola's design prowess in conjunction with the brand. Patricia Urquiola has delivered speeches at numerous cultural gatherings, and her creations are displayed in several art and design museums worldwide, such as the MOMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Triennale Museum in Milan, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to mention a few. She has received the title of Designer of the Year from several global publications.
In 2001, she established her own studio which focused on industrial product design, architecture, art direction, and strategy consulting. She collaborates with prominent design companies and global organizations and is a member of the advisory board for the Politecnico di Milano university and the Triennale Milano Design Museum. Additionally, she was an instructor for the master's program in Interior Design at the Domus Academy in Milan from 2013 to 2015 and has delivered talks at distinguished universities around the world.