“Women are flexible, adaptable, and able to multitask. We have to be to survive, and those two qualities—flexibility and adaptability—I like a lot in design.” – Patricia Urquiola
Art Director of one of Europe’s leading design houses, Patricia Urquiola has been at the creative helm of Cassina since 2015, leading it into new realms of creativity. Born in Oveido, Spain in 1961, Urquiola lives and works in Milan. After graduating from the University of Architecture in Madrid with Achille Castiglioni in 1989, she collaborated often with Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti before opening her own studio. Urquiola’s work is renowned as being boundary-pushing; her singular vision is hailed by many, having collaborated with some of Italy’s most prestigious design houses across her illustrious career.
Her work is showcased around the world in New York’s MoMA, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and the V&A in London. By leading Cassina into new realms of development and enriching its creative power, Patricia Urquiola simultaneously contributes towards the force of female Art Directors demonstrating that there is a future for women in the industry.