Patricia Urquiola

The master of style fusion

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Designer Patricia Urquiola

About Patricia Urquiola

The "hurricane", as she is affectionately called by her international designer colleagues, brightens up the architecture and design scene with her feminine creations with flair. Styles, patterns and materials are blended, the old being expressively intertwined with the new.

Axor wanted the Spanish designer's female perspective on the bathroom. Thus, in 2004 there was an active exchange of ideas which resulted in the avantgarde Axor Urquiola collection.

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain. She went to Madrid to study architecture and later graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan, where she met the design legend Achille Castiglione. She started her career with luxury label De Padova. In 1998 she opened the Studio Urquiola in Milan and since then she has regularly been chosen as designer of the year, or even the decade.

Urquiola's distinctive, experimental style can be seen in the tiles, furniture and fabrics of leading international design houses such as Mutina, Kartell, Foscarini and Moroso as well as in hotel furnishings. The Spanish King Juan Carlos I. even awarded her the "Order of Isabella the Catholic" [Orden Isabellas der Katholischen] for her services.

Table lamp with lamp shade made of crystal balls



The lavishly studded light shade has become a modern design classic



The sea of petals in the form of a lounge chair was created in 2006 for Moroso

Chaise longue with three-dimensional blossoms
Pendant light with striped effect



Inspired by Japanese tea lamps made of bamboo strips


Serie Déchirer

Imaginative mosaic tiles in Urquiola's unique décor

Imaginatively decorated tile pattern
Hotel lobby featuring opulent interior design


Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Multi-faceted mix of Far Eastern and European styles



Urquiola creates wickerwork shapes out of round steel

Garden chair in wickerwork design
Colourful stripy carpet made from different types of weaving

Gandia Blasco


Patchwork made of various materials and types of weaving

Louis Vuitton

Objets Nomades

Chair that can be folded into a clutch bag

Chair in the shape of a handbag
Installation of mixer sculptures

for the senses

Patricia Urquiola's vision of standing in the middle of a bamboo forest, where birds are chirping, butterflies fluttering by and frogs croaking, evolved into an Axor WaterDream.

This poetic enchanted forest with tree-like mixers and showers was the inspiration for the design of the Axor Urquiola collection in 2008.

Awakening your senses

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Wash bowl with basin mixer
Wall mixer in the bathroom

The Axor Urquiola bathroom collection embodies the typically sensuous Urquiola style: soft curves, asymmetries and large surface areas are combined to form visionary mixers.

The eclectic collection includes mixers, wash basins, bath tubs and accessories. In 2011 the archetypal designer wash basin won the German Design Award, the most prestigious official design award in the country.

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