Furniture and interiors of Patricia Urquiola is always experimental and ergonomic, but enchanting with emotionality, sensitivity, and comfort. Temperamental Patricia proves that women bring in design not only new ideas but also true humanity, which challenges the cold world of high technology. Read today’s article to find out more about the best interior designer!
Her full name is Patricia Christina Blanca Hidalgo Urquiola. She was born in the Spanish town, filled with the spirit of antiquity and preserved medieval buildings. The first inspirers of Patricia were her closest friends and family. Her mother received a degree in the field of philosophy and brought up her daughter’s independence, and considered freedom as the main value in life. Her father, a soft and empathy man, devoted his life to engineering, but in his spare time, he was fond of playing the piano. Cousin, grandmother, and husband of the elder sister of Patricia were all engaged in architecture.
Usage of old technology has become Patricia’s business card, and in one of her interview, Patricia said that in old age she sees herself doing macrame far away from large cities.
Intelligent, highly educated and at the same time artistic environment all contributed to the talent of creating the best interior, and in the age of twelve, she firmly knew that she would engage in creativity, therefore at eighteen with the warm support of the whole family she went to Madrid to study architecture.
Urquiola dreamed of becoming an architect but then was fascinated by the best interior design of furniture. In Milan Polytechnic University she learned the main rule of modern design – the maximum effect with a minimum of expenses. In addition, inherited from her father sensitivity and empathy revealed here to a maximum – Patricia realized how important it is to take into account the peculiarities of people’s lives, and discovered the talent to understand the customer.
PariciaUrquiola’s style is sophisticated minimalism, where high technology combines with traditional crafts, extravagance, and playfulness, unexpected materials and original combinations result in the best interior design.
Often, she unknowingly designs the image of a thing as if born in her head, declaring her character and vivid individuality. “Every object needs a plot” – explains Patricia.
Patricia Urquiola believes that women designers have a special mission:
“A woman adds to the design more common sense, multitasking and adaptability.”
Patricia Urquiola is not only one of the most original and successful interior designers, but also the owner of many awards. The Order of the Isabella Catholic and Gold Medal of Fine Arts from King of Spain Juan Carlos I, the prestigious Design Award in Germany, the title of “Designer of the Year A & W“, a place in the world Hall of Fame designers.