About Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquilo first enrolled at the Faculty of Architecture at the Madrird Polytechnic, and then pursued her studies at Politecnico di Milano. Graduating in 1980, she began to work for Maddalena de Padova’s product development office and was eventually put in charge of the office. She then got involved with architectural design, showrooms, restaurants and franchising when she collaborated with the architects Renzio and Remerino. In 1996 she became head of a design group - Lissoni Associati design group.
She was awarded Designer of the Year in 2003, after having opened her own practice in Milan where she pursued her work.
Cassina is an outstanding Italian furniture brand with a long history of fusing technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. They are widely recognised as the first designer furniture brand to launch what is now known as industrial design; a movement which saw architects and designers working side by side to envision fresh, functional and stylish designs for the modern home. They have worked with and helped propel the careers of designers such as Hannes Wettstein, Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni and are known worldwide for their passionate carpentry. Chaplins prides itself on its vast collection of timeless furniture classics and current must-haves from Cassina.