Lilo, the first of the new products for 2015, hints at references to Scandinavian style, to the modernist idea of the 1950s and the work of the great masters of design.
The classic wood frame is revamped in a modern and soft armchair, to give an idea of pure relaxation. A bold aesthetic borrowed from the rugged wood structure which supports the weight of the upholstery positioned according to ergonomics to ensure the ideal support for every area of the body. The slight slant of the back followed by the elongated shape of the armrests accompanies the resting, almost prone, position. Lilo, soft and accommodating, demonstrates effectively and at the same time a versatility of use which makes it perfect for public spaces and in the home.
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.