The designer and architect Patricia Urquiola is one of the Spanish creators with the most widespread international acclaim. Born in Oviedo in 1961, she has lived and worked in Milan for more than 25 years, where she graduated in 1989 with Achile Castiglioni, with whom she later worked as assistant. She also worked with Eugenio Bettinelli and with Vico Magistretti before opening her own studio dedicated to product design, architecture and installations, in 2001.
Her architectural projects include the Jewellery Museum of Vicenza, the Hotel Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona, the Hotel Das Stue in Berlin and the hotel Il Sereno in Como. Among others, she has received the Red Dot Award and the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards.
As well as designing products for the most important Italian and international companies, Patricia Urquiola has pieces on show in museums and collections, such as the MoMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Design Museum in Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk of Amsterdam and the Triennale Museum of Milan.