Studio Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola, designer and architect, was born in Oviedo, Spain. She now lives and works in Milan where she runs Studio Urquiola. Her work is widely known to be playful and poetic, yet pragmatic and functional, a creative combination that is the magic behind her work. She comes and goes through conventional time-- rethinking, reinventing, and creating new. The effect is a powerful reminder of the past and exploration into the now, always creating a new experience for the user.

“Seeing them, so cheerful and lively, one begins to think that the Urquiola studio has a secret room somewhere, a cabinet of curiosities where rules are suspended, conventions are reinvented, and forms and fabrics are shaped with the playful enthusiasm that arises from discovery.”

- Time to Make a Book, Patricia
Urquiola and Gianluigi Ricuperati

Studio Urquiola designed Haworth’s Chicago showroom for NeoCon 2013 and 2014. At NeoCon 2014, Haworth introduced the Openest product line, designed by Studio Urquiola.