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PRACTICAL BUT COMFY: Ms Urquiola achieves in her work what she acknowledges is a tricky balance between the intellectual rigour that is her trademark, and accessible utilitarianism; Night&Day sofa (above); Bow, a bijou deconstructed table made of two pieces of bent plywood with no corners or joints; Glove chair all with Molteni & C.
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PRACTICAL BUT COMFY: Ms Urquiola achieves in her work what she acknowledges is a tricky balance between the intellectual rigour that is her trademark, and accessible utilitarianism; Night&Day sofa; Bow, a bijou deconstructed table made of two pieces of bent plywood with no corners or joints (above); Glove chair all with Molteni & C.
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PRACTICAL BUT COMFY: Ms Urquiola achieves in her work what she acknowledges is a tricky balance between the intellectual rigour that is her trademark, and accessible utilitarianism; Night&Day sofa; Bow, a bijou deconstructed table made of two pieces of bent plywood with no corners or joints; Glove chair (above) all with Molteni & C.
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"After every project, I start all over again. I bank on the experience of all the work I do with great clients, but I never create a style. My philosophy is to try to keep a kind of intellectual rigour." - Patricia Urquiola.
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FORCEFUL PRACTICALITY: Ms Urquiola is currently working on the interior design of Oasia Downtown (above), which has green plot ratio of 750 per cent.
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FORCEFUL PRACTICALITY: Gliss-Up, a wardrobe whose module floats above the floor, and the interiors lined with cedar which Ms Urquiola loves for the fragrance.
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FORCEFUL PRACTICALITY: Clip bed with with Molteni & C

In fine form

Spanish-born, Milan-based industrial designer Patricia Urquiola's trailblazing talent in product design and architecture has established her as one of the top names in contemporary design.
Dec 6, 2014 5:50 AM

THE firmament of 21st-century top-tier industrial designers is one dominated firmly by men. It's a fact that's simply impossible to quibble with. Yes, every year at Salone del Mobile in Milan or Maison & Objet in Paris, there are female breakout stars who take one's breath away with the