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Patricia Urquiola (Spanish, b. 1961) for Flos "Tatou L" Pendant Light, Italy, 2012, white woven polycarbonate, fixture ht. 12 1/2, dia. 20 in.
Note: Patricia Urquiola Hidalgo is a Spanish architect and designer living and working in Italy. Urquiola studied architecture in Madrid before graduating from the Milan Politecnico in 1989. She was mentored by some of the masters of Italian industrial design: Achille Castiglioni, who oversaw her graduate thesis, and Vico Magistretti, with whom she designed her first projects. She learned her craft in Italy and opened a studio in Milan in 2001.
Some highlights from her career include her collaboration with Piero Lissoni (1996-2000), and her partnership with Patrizia Moroso (since 1998) which led to the design of the Step Sofa, eventually debuting at the Saloni Milano and launching her into the spotlight. She has also developed furniture for Italian giants Cappellini and Cassina.
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