Husk Dining Chair
for B&B Italia
A vibrant combination of two basic elements – molded plastic and a series of soft cushions – Patricia Urquiola’s Husk dining chair for B&B Italia exudes comfort and versatility. Urquiola’s fearlessly experiments with materials and form in this project, with her signature style of reworking visual signifiers of memory to create the next wave of contemporary classics. Patricia Urquiola’s Husk series has been expanded to include a dynamic and comfortable dining chair. With its unmistakable modular shell, the chair is complimented by a fixed or swivel base in aluminum. The plush quilting of the chair’s padding makes for an intriguing effect when combined with B&B Italia’s extensive line of covering options.
The Collection 2019
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.