The measured intensity of colour
The tubular steel frame of Antibodi becomes the starting point which the designer uses for a creative makeover. The frame is disguised and transformed, the seats assume different personalities according to the material used. The wrapping of thread works like pencil lines, creating a surface which is both graphic and structural, both part of its construction and a form of identity: playful when two or three colours are used, sophisticated in a single colour, elegant in leather.
Frame in red varnished steel, and multicoloured engineering polymer strand weave. The cushion of the armchair is in polyester fibre. 5 cushions in polyester fibre.
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.