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Husk Lounge Chair

c. 2011

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia

Husk Lounge Chair

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia

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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.

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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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