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Husk Outdoor Dining Chair

c. 2012

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia Outdoor

Husk Outdoor Dining Chair

by Patricia Urquiola
for B&B Italia Outdoor

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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.

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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