Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni.
Assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group.
In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, installations.
She designs for the most important Italian and international companies.
Some of her products are exposed in various Museums and collections, amongst others: the permanent collection of MoMA in New York, Museo della Triennale Milan, Fonds National D’Art Contemporain in Paris and die Neue Sammlung in Munich.