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Husk Bed

c. 2013

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia

Husk Bed

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia

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The Husk bed designed by Patri­cia Urquiola is a perfect addi­tion to her inno­v­a­tive range of lounge seating of the same name. Research into soft­ness and comfort is the same base that produced the famous chair that orig­i­nated this series. Soft and geomet­ric, simple and complex, but above all – cozy and welcom­ing. The Husk bed features a head­board with a strong person­al­ity that plays on the visual effects of the stitch­ing and accom­mo­dates a stan­dard Queen or King mattress.

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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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