Detail in close up
Over-the-top knitting, a powerful, exaggerated aesthetic which renders the knitted stitch spectacularly visible. No distinction is made between the detail and the whole, it is the weave itself which exalts the frame that it covers. Two separate elements, which initially appear disjointed and overlapping, with time reveal the existence of abstract and structural connections between them. The wood frame takes over: in control, it produces and emphasizes form, while the seat gives an idea of the whole, showing off the relaxed comfort ready for immediate use.
Coated steel frame withheat-treated ash sides, upholstered with woven polyvinyl for exterior use or wool for indoor use, expanded polyurethaneÂ padding.
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.