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.
EMU is an Italian symbol for outdoor furnishings. Emu presents itself with exclusive aluminum, wicker & metal to create a diverse multitude of designer outdoor furniture. To guarantee the quality and suitability for professional use even in the most severe climatic conditions, EMU carries out rigorous testing and uses the most intuitive processes for metal protection. Some of the most famous international designers such as Arik Levy, Christophe Pillet, Paola Navone, Patricia Urquiola, Jean Marie Massaud, Stefan Diez, Jean Nouvel and Samuel Wilkinson work with EMU through a continuous exchange of experience and ideas to best interpret and proactively anticipate the stylistic trends in such a varied sector as outdoor furniture.