The Gan Rugs Bandas Big Pouf D is a soft and colorful building block to create your ideal living space. The cover has a unique texture, pattern and color palette made by hand looming, crocheting and embroidering 100% new wool ...Description:
A beautiful merging of textures and patterns, the Blur Rug from Nanimarquina combines natural wool fibers with saturated, earthy tones. A straightforward striped pattern meets a diagonal latticed one halfway across the rug’s length, creating a contemporary look that can ...Description:
A masterpiece by designer Marcel Wanders, the Eden Queen Rug from Moooi depicts a gorgeous floral arrangement, rich in color and detail. A deliberate homage to the Dutch Golden Age masters the photorealistic style of this combines with wonderfully deep ...Description:
Bring some entertainment and uniqueness to your living space with Gan Rug’s Glaoui Tumbuctu Rug. Combines multiple designs and textures that together, create a compelling piece. Features stitching detail and patterns along with an intriguing 3D pouf design throughout. Woven ...Description:
Monotone but never boring, the Herb Rug from Nanimarquina takes the humble concept of a single-color rug and elevates it into the realm of the contemporary. Each color subtly fluctuates in an organic-looking way, varying slightly with each row of ...Description:
Enhance a contemporary feel to a room all while providing the utmost comfort. The Lana Lama Rug from Gan Rug’s features a neutral toned rug using a beautiful hand loomed technique. The technique creates a textured stitched look and uses ...
The Patricia Urquiola Story
Born in northern Spain, Patricia Urquiola initially trained in architecture in Madrid. But she has spent the majority of her educational and professional career as a product designer in Italy. She trained under and worked with such renowned Italian designers as Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti. In the early 1990s, while designing furniture with Urquiola at the De Padova furniture company, Magistretti encouraged her to always aspire to the highest professional standards at a worldwide level. Taking such advice to heart, it is to this level that Urquiola continually aims.
Why We Love Patricia Urquiola
Having spent most of her career working in collaboration with other designers, it only makes sense that Patricia Urquiola’s design philosophy revolves around creating environments that encourage positive feelings and gathering together. From furniture to lighting, she conceives every object she designs as part of a domestic landscape, rather than as an individual piece. Striking a balance between technical superiority and public taste, Patricia Urquiola designs reflect a slightly formal quality, but one that also evokes a certain sense of cozy domesticity.
Noteworthy Products From Urquiola
In terms of product design, Urquiola is perhaps best known for her furniture designs for Moroso and Kartell. She has also created various other lighting, furniture and jewelry designs for Agape, B&B, Alessi, Driade, Foscarini, and Flos Lighting, just to name a few.
Particularly exemplary of her highly imaginative, yet pragmatic style are the curvaceous and technically innovative Chasen 2 Suspension for Flos and the immediately recognizable, jewel-like Caboche collection for Foscarini lighting (in collaboration with Eliana Gerotto).
In Her Own Words
When it comes to how Urquiola works, "I’m quite ecletic, varied and diverse. I like to think in different scales at the same time, in architecture and design. I’m interested in behavior structures, artisan techniques, certain aspects of memory...aspects of my life."