Two tables, horizontal surfaces such as two-dimensional projections of organic forms, glide over one another, overlap.
The result is an uneven and harmonious composition, enhanced by the choice of material and color of the floor. Phoenix, fabulous bird of Arabia who died on a pyre to be reborn from its ashes, there is no trace; the reference, rather, is to science fiction, the legendary USS Phoenix NCX-101138 of Star Trek.
Ovoid side tables, available with steel or wooden base. Base in powder coated steel, height 27 or 33 cm with top in Laminam or Alpi veneer.
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.