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Patricia Urquiola’s first U.S. solo show opens in Philadelphia

The Spanish designer is a master of the nexus of craft, industry, and aesthetics

Designer Patricia Urquiola’s first solo show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Joseph Hu/Philadelphia Museum of Art

Architecture, furniture, product design, interior design—Patricia Urquiola has mastered them all with her signature dash of unpretentious whimsy. Now, the breath and depth of her work will be on display in her first solo show in the U.S.

Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry, on show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through March 4, features everything from a range of playful chairs to colorful carpets, chic tableware, and woven architectural designs.

Antibodi chair for Moroso
Joseph Hu/Philadelphia Museum of Art

Urquiola’s most iconic works will be shown together for the first time, including a trio of chairs designed for the brand Moroso, the Shimmer tables by Glas Italia, the Visioni rug collection from cc-tapis, as well as the classic Beam Sofa system from Cassina, the Italian furniture and design company for which Urquiola serves as Art Director.

Joseph Hu/Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Urquiola is part of a new generation of designers who take a humanistic approach to their work,” said Donna Corbin, the museum’s Associate Curator of European Decorative Art. “She is known for exploring the possibilities of the artisanal through new technologies, to achieve something that feels familiar and evokes a sense of comfort.”

If you’re a fan of her work—and you should be—you have until March 4 to see the show.

Patricia Urquiola
Joseph Hu/Philadelphia Museum of Art

Via: Archiproducts