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Bio-Mbo Bed

c. 2020

by Patricia Urquiola
for Cassina

Bio-Mbo Bed

by Patricia Urquiola
for  Cassina

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Conceived as a little paradise for the sleep­ing area, the Bio-Mbo bed designed by Patri­cia Urquiola for Cassina rein­vents the concept of inti­macy. The bed’s distinc­tive and comfort­able padded head­board, hori­zon­tal quilt­ing, and two mobile side wings enriched with storage pockets and leather handles create an inte­rior where one can take refuge.

Thanks to work carried out by Cassina LAB, the bed offers well­ness func­tions that ensure zero-emis­sion air purifi­ca­tion and noise absorp­tion to guar­an­tee a good night’s sleep. The first is obtained with theBreath® fabric, a patented tech­nol­ogy that captures and disag­gre­gates pollut­ing parti­cles without energy sources; the second contains the rever­ber­a­tion of sound frequen­cies through the inser­tion of a panel made of Sound­fil®: a hygienic, non-toxic, ecolog­i­cal, and recy­clable thermal insulator. 

The Bio-Mbo adapts to any envi­ron­ment: the head­board, high or low, is also avail­able with exter­nal quilt­ing (allow­ing the bed to be placed in the middle of the room) or without quilt­ing, storage pockets, or side wings for a total of eight versions.

The bed is offered complete with an optional lamp, the Bio-bo bedside table, and its curved plated metal side panel and single supporting leg.

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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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