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Patricia Urquiola

Thinking Hands

Urquiola 2

Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Spanish by birth and Italian by choice, architect and designer Patricia Urquiola creates work that is unconventional, emphatic, and experimental, blending humanist sensibilities and technical expertise. Since opening her own studio in 2001, Urquiola has alternated product design for major international companies with architecture projects for private homes, hotels and show rooms. Urquiola’s work has earned numerous design awards, including the International Design Yearbook, IMM Cologne, Good Design Awards of the Chicago Athenaeum, and the Red Dot Award. She has been nominated designer of the year for Elle Decoration International Design Awards, Wallpaper magazine, AD Spain, Maison & Object Paris, A&W Germany, and the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and her products are present in the permanent collection of museums including MoMA NY and Triennale Milano. In 2015, Urquiola was named art director of Italian furniture brand Cassina.

With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3).


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