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Back-Wing Chair

c. 2018

by Patricia Urquiola
for Cassina

Back-Wing Chair

by Patricia Urquiola
for Cassina

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The Back-Wing chair designed by Patri­cia Urquiola contrasts mascu­line and femi­nine elements to create a stroke of design genius. The frame of solid ash wood consists of basic big, bold legs is paired with slender, under­stated covers, draped like a sheet of paper, convey­ing a strik­ing sense of movement. 

The ergonom­i­cally-correct angle of the back and the invis­i­ble uphol­stery augment the comfort­able look of the chair, creat­ing a wrap-around feel where the turned-down top of the back becomes the arm-rest. The overall look is enhanced thanks to the elegant finish­ing touches, no stitch­ing in sight, and a deli­cate leather-trim delin­eat­ing the edges of the back and seat. This harmony between mascu­line and femi­nine reminds us of the HH Bowl. Also avail­able as part of our collec­tion is the Back-Wing Lounge Chair.

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Patricia Urquiola

Spain (1961)

World-renowned designer Patricia Urquiola has already left a profound mark on the industry, and her prolific career is still catapulting ahead at full-speed. The Spanish designer’s eye for brilliant color and striking, sinuous forms turns her furniture, product, and interior designs into instant hits. Her expert understanding of composition, material, and form has garnered her commissions from the world’s most esteemed manufacturers, including Agape, Alessi, B&B Italia, Bisazza, Flos, Foscarini, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kvadrat, and Moroso. Pieces like her amorphous Bend sofa for B&B Italia reveal her talent for creating instantly eye-catching furniture that is also extremely inviting and human-centric.

Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and lives and works in Milan. After her schooling, she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Milan Polytechnic. During this time she also led the product development department at DePadova, where she designed alongside Vico Magistretti. She opened her own studio in 2001.

In 2015, she was named the art director of legendary Italian house Cassina, where she has worked to resurrect the brand’s expansive archive and transform its flagship stores to reflect the more than 90-year-old company’s modern vision. She also produces designs for a wide range of global clients.

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