The Detail pages inside our 47th issue put a lens on five famed designers and the products they’re known for. Patricia Urquiola was part of this lineup, who earned her stripes working under the mentorship of esteemed Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (Flos, Zanotta and Alessi). In 2001, Patricia launched Studio Patricia Urquiola in Milan, and today works across architecture, product design, art direction and strategy consulting. Throughout her career, she has designed for some of the world’s most well-known brands, including Flos, Kartell, B&B Italia and Cassina.
This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est magazine issue 47: Creative State of Mind (pp. 202-213).
B&B Italia Tufty-Time Sofa
Patricia designed this sculptural sofa for Italian furniture brand B&B Italia; ‘tufty’ being the adjective of ‘tuft’, which refers to a bunch or collection of threads. She also designed two other sofas and a bed in the same style.