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Patricia Urquiola

Spanish architect and director, adopted Italian. She is one of the pioneers of Mutina team.

Patricia Urquiola joined the Mutina team in 2008. She designed numerous collections, including Déchirer, Bas-Relief, Azulej, Tierras, Déchirer XL, Celosia, El Lobo, Mater, Chamotte and Jali.

She studied architecture at the Technical University of Madrid and the Polytechnic University of Milan, where she graduated in 1989 and Achille Castiglioni oversaw her graduate thesis. In the early years of her career, she was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni, she collaborated with Vico Magistretti and was Head of Design at Lissoni Associati.

Patricia Urquiola

She opened her own studio in 2001, working in product design, interior design and architecture. Her most recent projects have included: the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue hotel in Berlin, the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan; retail and fitting projects for Gianvito Rossi, BMW, Flos, Missoni, Moroso, Officine Panerai, H&M, Santoni and Pitti Uomo.

“It’s a great journey, the one with Mutina. Full of empathy and change. The thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that we still have fun and worry like we did at the beginning. We still ask each other many questions that get more and more complex. We are self-critical and never settle for less.”
Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola

Urquiola has won several international prizes, including: Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes and the Order of Isabella the Catholic, awarded to her by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, “Designer of the Decade” and “Designer of the Year”.


Echoes, 50 years of iMaestri

Milan, 2023

Recycled Wollen Island

Melbourne, 2021

Nature Morte Vivante

Madrid, 2020

Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry

Philadelphia, 2017

A Castiglioni

Milano, 2018 / Milan, 2018

New Sculptural Presence

Milan, 2019

O’clock, time design, design time

Milan, 2011


Abitare il Tempo – Pelle d’Asino: sintesi sotto il manto

Verona, 2006

Ideal House

Cologne, 2005

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