Husk Outdoor Dining Chair
for B&B Italia Outdoor
The Husk Outdoor Dining Chair can appear as either playful or formal depending upon the finishes and upholstery selected – all configurations are underscored by tremendous comfort. Husk Outdoor’s Hyrek plastic shell is available in white only; the interior cushion upholstery is composed of a special polyester fiber filling that conveniently allows moisture to pass through the cushions themselves. The cushion upholstery is available in several proprietary fade-resistant B&B Italia textiles. The Husk Outdoor dining chair features a slightly-canted rectilinear four-leg base aluminum support in a choice of white or black painted finish.
Husk chair is a perfect metaphor for Patricia Urquiola’s innovative range of seating. The molded shell on each configuration functions like an outer “husk” into which the cushions fit – the cushions feature tufting in wonderfully trapezoidal shapes that resemble the shape of kernels. The shell is supported by a simple painted aluminum fixed base.
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.