Of Spanish origin, Patricia Urquiola lives and works in Milan. She studied Architecture at the Polytechnic Universities of Madrid and Milan, where she graduated in 1989, under Achille Castiglioni. She then worked with two other Italian design icons, Vico Magistretti and Piero Lissoni. In 2001, she opened her own studio, working in the sectors of product design, interiors and architecture.
Her products have won awards and acclaim, and many are exhibited in the most important museums of art and design, including the MoMa in New York, the Musée des Arts decoratifs in Paris, The Museum of Design in Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, and the Museo della Triennale in Milan.