Materials, colours, craftsmanship. Urquiola docet at iSaloni
Material, colours and craftsmanship. This is the combination that regularly appears as a magic formula in Patricia Urquiola's work. Whether it is a sofa, a table, a kitchen, ceramic tiles, marble or fabric, the sensuality of the matter as well as the conjunction of colours and the attention to hand-crafted research become unmistakable features of her work. The collections presented at iSaloni for B&B Italia, Boffi, Budri, Mutina and Gan are once again indisputable proof.
We met her at Boffi showroom in Via Solferino, where she presented Salinas, the first-ever kitchen designed by her. She greeted us in B&B Italia’s store in via Durini to tell us about the evolution of the Husk armchair in its new sofa version. And she generously led us through the fair to discover her latest projects for Mutina, Budri and Gan.
SALINAS, BOFFI Lightness and love of materials
'Several companies have asked me to design kitchens, but for various reasons I have always found it difficult and I never did. Before having my own studio, 15/20 years ago, I used to work with Lissoni, who had already worked with Boffi, a company that I loved so much. Knowing that he was their 'son', I thought there would never be a space for me, but I nevertheless waited and did not do anything with anyone else. It is very nice that in the end they asked me to work with them.'