During this years Milan Design Week, Spazio Pontaccio launched the Crendenza collection. A series of furniture in stained glass inspired by the windows at holy sites created by industrial designer and architect Patricia Urquiola and graphic designer Federico Pepe. This collection shows everything I like about Patricia Urquiolas work. Her designs are not constrained by a certain aesthetic and it boasts with magnificent shapes and playfulness. Now her work isn’t for everyone, but it isn’t meant for everyone either. And in that lies her strength. As a younger and much more inexperienced designer this fills me with awe and inspiration. Having the guts not to try to please everyone. At least that is what her designs say to me. Just like art, the interpretation of design is highly subjective and personal *note to self*.
Even more recently Urquiola created the carpet collection Visioni for cc-tapis and again you see the playfulness, not so much in the actual design but more in the media. How often do you find these graphic types of designs in rugs? It’s simply brilliant if you ask me.
Aside from her furniture designs, Urquiola works on big architectural projects as well as smaller collections of tableware accessories. Like the Urkiola collection for Georg Jensen. A collection of bowls, vases, pitchers, candle holders and trays in different sizes. She does it all so well, but above all she is a huge inspiration to me and maybe to you too? If so, here are some more of her amazing work.