l: patricia urquiola r: 'antibodi chaise longue for moroso, 2006
was born in 1961 in oviedo, spain. she studied architecture
at the faculdad de arquitectura de madrid.
after transferring to italy she graduated from the milan polytechnic
in 1989 (with a thesis mentored by achille castiglioni).
from 1990 to 1992 she assisted in the courses held by achille
castiglioni and eugenio bettinelli, both at the milan polytechnic
and at the ENSCI, paris.
designboom met patricia urquiola in milan on march 26th, 2007.
db: when you were a child, did you want
to become an architect and designer?
yes, since I was 12.
to study architecture meant I had to leave oviedo,
the city where I grew up, and go to madrid or barcelona.
also I liked the idea of creative work with rigor.
read her article in full here