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.

In 2010 she designed, in collaboration with Giulio Ridolfo, The Dwelling Lab, a spectacular installation for Kvadrat and BMW. The installation was shown at Salone del Mobile 2010.

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