Start to build your perfect space with the Gan Rugs Bandas Big Pouf A. The exterior cover is 100% new wool that is variably hand loomed, embroidered and crocheted to create the unique texture and mix of colors. The rubber ...Description:
The vibrant checkerboard/stripe pattern of the Gan Rugs Bandas Big Pouf B will inject fun and energy into your living space. Each cover is hand loomed, embroidered and crocheted out of 100% new wool. It resides on a firm yet ...Description:
The Gan Rugs Bandas Big Pouf C has a dynamic color palette and textural pattern made by hand looming, crocheting and embroidering soft 100% new wool yarns. The pouf retains its crisp rectangular shape and comfort with a foam rubber ...Description:
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:
Finish off your Bandas space in colorful style with the Gan Rugs Bandas Small Pouf A. This pretty little pouf is made using wool yarns that are alternately hand loomed, embroidered and crocheted. It covers a soft yet structure interior ...Description:
The Gan Rugs Bandas Small Pouf B was designed by Patricia Urquiola to add even more color and comfort to a living space. It has a unique checkerboard/stripe pattern made by hand looming, embroidering and crocheting wool yarns. A wood ...
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."