Originally from Oviedo, Spain, Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano where she graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. Her career highlights include: Assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, responsible for the new product development office of De Padova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group.
Patricia Urquiola’s work is exhibited in many art and design museums across the world, including the MoMA in New York, the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris, the Design Museum in Monaco, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Design Museum in Zurich, the Stedelijk Museum of modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam and the Philadelphia Art Museum.
At Madrid Design Festival, earlier 2020, an exhibition entitled “Patricia Urquiola. Nature Morte Vivante” opened to public, focusing on the work at different stages of her career. The exhibition was laid out in a non-chronological way around five pillars exploring recurrent themes of Patricia Urquiola’s work and mindset.