Marco Piva is currently one of the world’s top references regarding Italian design and architecture. Known for having an exciting, fluid and functional language transpire through his architectural creations, product design and interior design, his studio is a good example as a project that values differentiation and innovation in many […]
She will always be more than a simple inspiration…more than an iconic designer. She already made her reservation between the world’s best designers, she is Patricia Urquiola.
Urquiola’s work usually is mixed with colours, craftmanship and materials, where regularly this combination at the end sounds like a magic formula. The conjunction of colours, the attention to hand-crafted detail is her work label, whether it is a table, fabric or a sofa. At Milan Design Week 2014, Patricia Urquiola gathered her design stories to show once again this “magic formula” in collections for B&B Italia, Boffi, Budri, Mutina.
B&B Italia | Patricia Urquiola-Fuorisalone 2014
HUSK sofa, is a version of the prototype armchair from three years ago, which became a best seller at that time. ” Last year we made the bed, and a year later we presented the sofa. Starting from the foot and the body, we worked on abundance and softness. Whoever looks at an armchair must experience a sense of mental comfort not only a physical one. ”
Boffi | Patricia Urquiola – Fuorisalone 2014
Salinas is a light and sustainable kitchen. You can see its iron structure, made in a rigorous way and getting a series of supporting and closure materials. In addition to the technical aspects of this project, there is the love for the most sensual of materials, such as solid wood. The fired lava with a geometric relief becomes a tactile element.
Budri | Patricia Urquiola – Fuorisalone 2014
Working with marble is the exact opposite of Industrial Design, because marble is a very powerful hybrid which continues to be reinterpreted. It is a material which undergoes a metamorphosis, which lets impurities penetrate, absorbs material, and this gives it a fantastic quality.
Mutina | Patricia Urquiola – Fuorisalone 2014
A back to the roots of ceramics, that before becoming industrialized, belonged to realm of craft. A terracotta storytelling is being told, mixing lava and clay together, through a new technological process, that allows to build a large format moulds that eventually be cut.
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