Spring is the third chapter in a design project which began back in 2002 with Springfield. A concept sofa, Springfield, which used the idea of solid geometric shapes working with each other while remaining distinct, created a great simple, comfortable and stylish sofa; in 2008 Field was a revisitation of the original design and rendered the individual elements separate; and in 2010 Spring completed the project, maintaining the comfort of a large sofa despite the individual elements being smaller. With covers that can be fully removed, the sofa, like its predecessors, boasts great care to details, and high quality materials and fabrics which come from renewable, and environmentally-friendly sources.
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.