Patricia Urquiola is one of the world's most celebrated designers and architects. Born in Spain, after studying architecture in Madrid (at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), she completed her training at the Politecnico di Milano under Achille Castiglioni. She worked with Vico Magistretti and also as head of design at the Lissoni Associati Studio.
In 2001 she founded his own studio in Milan, specialised in industrial design, architecture, art direction and creative strategy. She has been creative director of Cassina since 2015. Patricia Urquiola has collaborated with some of the most important design companies and international groups including B&B Italia, Haworth, Louis Vuitton, Moroso, Flos, Kvadrat, BMW, Starbucks, Missoni, Ferrari and Swarovski.
Her work has been part of exhibitions and collections in art and design museums such as MOMA in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Triennale Museum in Milan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Philadelphia Art Museum.