Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. In 2001 she opens her own studio working on product design, architecture, installations. Amongst her last projects of architecture: mandarin oriental hotel in Barcelona and w retreat&spa a Vieques (Puerto Rico); a villa in Udine; scenography of the opera “l’incoronazione di Poppea” by Monteverdi; showroom and installations for Hermès, Gianvito Rossi, Flos, Moroso, H&M and the general concept of Pitti immagine Firenze. She designs for the most important italian and international firms as agape, Alessi, Axor, B&B Italia, Bart Design, Bisazza, Bmw, Bosa, Budri, Chevalier Edition, Il Coccio, De Padova, De Vecchi, Emu, Fasem, Salvatore Ferragamo, Flos, Foscarini, Glas Italia, Kartell, Kvadrat, Mixing Media, Maurice Lacroix, Liv’it, Peter Mabeo, Moroso, Mutina, Olivari, Panasonic, Paola Lenti, Rosenthal, Champagne Ruinart, San Lorenzo, Tronconi. Consulting for Honda and lg. Some of her products are exposed in the permanent collection of Moma in New York and other international museums. She has won several international prices and awards. Amongst others the medalla de oro al mérito en las bellas artes 2010 awarded by the spanish government (2011) and the A&W magazine nomination as designer of the year 2012.