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Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain in 1961. Now she lives and works in Milan. She attended the School of Architecture of Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. From 1990 to 1992 she was assistant lecturer to both Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris. From 1990 to 1996 she was responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti.
In 2001 she opens her own studio working on product design, architecture, and installations. Amongst her last projects of architecture: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona and W Retreat & Spa a Vieques (Porto Rico); a villa in Udine; scenography of the opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by Monteverdi; showroom and installations for Hermès, Gianvito Rossi, Flos, Moroso, H&M and the general concept of Pitti Immagine Firenze. She designs for the most important Italian and international firms as Agape, Alessi, Andreu World, Axor, B&B Italia, Bart Design, BMW, Bosa, Emu, Fasem, Salvatore Ferragamo, Flos, Gallotti & Radice, Gandia Blasco, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kvadrat, Maurice Lacroix, Peter Mabeo, MDF Italia, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Panasonic, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, Champagne Ruinart, San Lorenzo, and Tronconi. Consulting for Honda and LG. Some of her products are exposed in the permanent collection of MoMA in New York and other international museums. She has won several international prices and awards. Amongst others the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes 2010 awarded by the Spanish Government (2011) and the A&W Magazine nomination as Designer of the Year 2012.
AVENUE ROAD carries a curated assortment of Patricia Urquiola pieces.