A chair, a chaise longue and a corner element form an extremely versatile modular seating system. Free standing, independent, seats which have also been conceived to be used a single piece. Each element, used in combination with others, gives rise to open configurations and are original in that every part can be used to the full. From the front the seats are deep and comfortable and ideal for relaxing, while the backrest can be used as a place to rest for a moment, like sitting on a wall, before getting ready for the off again. Perfect for the home as well as public places: the possible configurations are as infinite as their uses.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she has also led the
product development department at DePadova, where she designed together with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her studio of product design, display, and architecture. She has worked with leading manufacturers.
Urquiola has received prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.