Patricia Urquiola for all budgets
RENOWNED Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola took over as art designer at the Italian high- end furniture manufacturer, Cassina, in September last year. Her latest creations are set to be showcased at the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy next month. Here’s a look back at some of the designer’s most emblematic creations, which span a surprisingly large range of prices. — AFP
Under € 100 ( RM440) – Time
To Make A Book:
In 2013, the designer released her first monograph, published by Rizzoli. The book looks back over her work for various internationally renowned furniture makers and brands such as Moroso, De Padova, B& B Italia, Bisazza, Alessi, Driade and Flos. U er 00 ( M2, 50) – Cabo h Picola C ling Light:
rquiol hows real panache when it comes to lighting design. This elegant ceiling light comprising transparent spheres was designed for Foscarini.
nder € 50 ( RM220) – Jellies Family:
Kartell – the furniture aker famous for making plastic its flagship material – invited Urquiola to create a collection of transparent tableware. With a honeycomb- patterned finish, the collection includes green, amber, sky blue, pink and clear pieces. The range features a presentation plate, a deep plate, a dessert plate, a champagne glass, a salad bowl and a carafe, as well as a water glass, a wine glass and a cocktail glass. — Photos: AFP Relaxnews Under € 200 ( RM890) t- table:
Another piece designed for Kartell, the T- Table again shows the Urquiola’s taste for delicate finesse, with an intricate play on space and solid shapes, all worked into the outline of an imaginary flower. Under € 400 ( RM1,800) – tatou table Lamp:
The same play on empty spaces can be found in the designer’s table lamp for Flos. ‘ Tatou’ is French for armadillo. Under € 300 ( RM1,300) – Frilly Chair:
Also for Kartell, the spanish designer created the Frilly Chair in polycarbonate, bringing together practicality and style thanks to a stackable design and a ruffled plastic finish reminiscent of folds of fabric.