for B&B Italia
The Fat-Fat table stems from the designer’s exploration of a metal tray that she developed for her Fat-Fat Lady Fat pouf tables developed in 2002 that similarly featured the same inset tray as a surface. Urquiola here has objectified the tray by placing it on a small scale rectilinear tubular steel base. The resulting exaggerated size of the tray resembles a hovering disc. Fat-Fat table is available in four sizes – three of which escalate in size allowing you to create some interesting stepped effects when they are used in tandem. The medium size table is available in a taller height which makes it a perfect size as an end table and also features an engaging asymmetrical interior cruciform brace; the large size used independently also makes a great size round coffee table. Each Fat Fat table features a base in steel available in white or black painted finish as well as a chromed finish. Each Fat Fat table tray top is composed of sheet steel available in a black or white painted finish. This table is also available in an outdoor version.
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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.