I am a fan of anything well designed. And today I am inspired by the amazing work of Spanish architect / designer Patricia Urquiola.
Urquiola curretly lives in Milan and she has won numerous awards for her creative designs. If you have not heard her name, you surely will recognize the huge furniture brands that she has designed for such as : Alessi, Boffi, Cassina, Knoll, Kartell and B & B Italia. She seems to quietly be everywhere in the design world and everyone wants to hire her to design furniture. Patricia said "I’m not interested in the old meanings of what a bed, a sofa, or a bath is; I am only concerned with new and more sophisticated ways of living. A lot of the things on the market are outmoded." And I could not agree with her more.
She may be under the radar but she is woman with vision and changing the world we live in, for the better, through great design. And the simplicity of her web site says it all. Someone I would enjoy having a glass ( or two) of wine with.