Husk Lounge Chair
for B&B Italia
The Husk Lounge Chair is a perfect metaphor for Patricia Urquiola’s innovative range of lounge seating. The molded shell on each configuration functions like an outer “husk” into which the cushions tufted in wonderfully trapezoidal shapes that resemble kernels. It rests upon a simple wooden support that is available in both fixed or swivel versions. While the Husk Lounge Chair can appear as either playful or formal depending upon the finishes and upholstery selected, all configurations are underscored by absolute comfort. Husk Lounge’s Hyrek plastic shell is available in several colors; the cushion upholstery ranges from bright textiles to somber leathers and the cushions are available in various sizes; the wooden base is available in natural or gray lacquered oak. In the case of the swivel version, a black finish die-cast aluminum support element connects the shell to the base. An optional Husk Lounge ottoman is also available to accompany the Husk Lounge chairs.
The Collection 2019
Design On Stage
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.