Acclaimed Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola visited Australia in November 2013 to celebrate Space Furniture’s twentieth birthday. As part of her visit, Patricia led masterclass workshops in Space Furniture’s Sydney and Melbourne showrooms. Designers and architects attended the three-hour workshops, which gave them a unique opportunity to explore form, material and collage through hands-on interaction with different objects. Patricia was also guest of honour at Space Furniture’s twentieth birthday parties in the Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.
During Patricia’s visit she spoke with Artichoke editor Cassie Hansen about her career and craft. Highlights of their conversation are featured in a four-part video series presented by Architecture Media and Space Furniture.
In part one Patricia talks about the beginnings of her career, being mentored by design legends Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti, and starting her own studio.
In part two Patricia talks about how her studio works, her love of the design process and why her relationships with the likes of Foscarini and Kartell have proven so successful.
In part three Patricia talks about working in different design disciplines, and how she reinterprets traditional objects and craft techniques in her work.