The aesthetic order of blossom, resulting in a floral explosion, a marvellous symbolic display of fertility.
A new shape for a non-padded chair, three-dimensional geometry derived from the cellular genesis of sewn petals using the layout of a graphic structure with a triangular base. The result is a floral explosion, a marvellous symbolic display of fertility. Antibodi is a life force, the epitome of wonderful yet contradictory charm. The petals, in double sided fabric- felt and baize or baize and leather- create a structural upholstery, which is fixed to the stainless steel frame. The upholstery has a dual personality, welcoming and feminine when the petals face upwards, intentionally severe and matelassé when the petals face down.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she has also led the product development department at DePadova, where she designed together with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her studio of product design, display, and architecture. She has worked with leading manufacturers.
Urquiola has received prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.