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Fat-Sofa Armchairs

c. 2015

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Fat-Sofa Armchairs

by Patricia Urquiola
for  B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Fat-Sofa Outdoor series, by Patri­cia Uriqolo for B&B Italia, is char­ac­ter­ized by a large weave pattern made of Tortora-colored twisted poly­eth­yl­ene fibers, which exudes a unique design embody­ing light­ness and trans­parency while estab­lish­ing an open dialogue” with the surround­ing envi­ron­ment. This series comprises six distinct types, includ­ing two height vari­a­tions of an armchair, a linear sofa, a large relax­ation island, and a range of ottomans of different sizes.


Patricia Urquiola


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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