Patricia Urquiola's work is consistently balanced; she has the rare ability to mix in: function, idea, materials, story and scale creating objects that are so complete and mature that you perceive them as classics at first glance.

The spanish designer has her very own way of drawing shapes and curves, yet her objects are never aggressive but reassuring, they seem to emanate a certain sense of confidence and familiarity. 
The outdoors collection designed for B&B is another example of her characteristic, and I don't want to say feminine but I will, approach to design. Inspired in the ancient art of weaving baskets, she weaves wide strings of polyethylene around large metal structures creating furniture that stands a step closer to architecture and the environment they are meant to be in. 
Playing with the strongly recognizable geometric patterns of the Vienna straw, the emptiness created inside the conical and rounded structures, the large scale of the weave and the seats themselves, she manages to propose furniture that has that mixed flavor of somehow traditional yet contemporary design.



Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Company: B&B
Materials: woven polyethylene strings on a metal structure.

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