Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano where graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni.

In Spain, she was awarded the Golden Medal for Merits in Art and received the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic. In 2001 Patricia Urquiola founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture, art direction and strategy consulting.

Creative Director of Cassina since 2015, she works with a roster of leading design companies. Patricia Urquiola also gives lectures at leading universities and has work shown in prominent museums and design galleries across the world.

Giulio Ridolfo

Italian ‘colour master’ Giulio Ridolfo graduated with a Masters Degree in Fashion Design from Milan’s Domus Academy in 1985 and has since worked as a sought after colour advisor to many of the world’s leading interior, clothing and footwear companies.

Ridolfo draws his inspiration from diverse sources such as photography, art and fashion. He gathers images, colours, patterns and textures then combines these different elements and expressions until he creates something new.