for B&B Italia Outdoor
A play on volume and shape the Fat-Sofa Outdoor Chaise is designed by Patricia Urquiola and serves as an outdoor seating choice that brings comfort and a high-level of design. The low seat back and armrest features a woven pattern created with a metal frame and Tortora colored twisted polyethylene fiber, and showcases the relationship of positive and negative space. The visual lightness of the back is contrasted by the volume of the upholstered chaise. The rounded and elongated silhouette of the base creates an inviting place to relax alone or with a friend and enjoy the outdoors. Available as part of B&B Italia’s Quick Ship Program.
B&B Italia Outdoor Collection
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.