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Crino­line Chairs

c. 2008

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Crino­line Chairs

by Patricia Urquiola
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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Crino­line chairs by Patri­cia Urquiola are comfort­able, roman­tic, and femi­nine. The wide curve of the chair’s base is dupli­cated in the seat and back­rest, which marries the art of expert weaving with modern tech­nol­ogy to create a stun­ning silhou­ette. The series takes inspi­ra­tion from the micro-archi­tec­ture of crino­lines used to support the full, bell-shaped skirts worn by women in the 1800s. The Crino­line armchair is avail­able for quick-ship, see specs for details. For more in the series, see Crino­line 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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