A Unique Sofa by Patricia Urquiola to Mark Her 20th Anniversary Working with Moroso

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-unique-sofa-by-patricia-urquiola-to-mark-her-20th-anniversary-working-with-moroso/moroso_chamfer_patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/Moroso_Chamfer_Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Unique Sofa by Patricia Urquiola to Mark Her 20th Anniversary Working with Moroso" /></a>
                                To mark their 20th anniversary of successful collaborations, <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> designed the <a href="http://moroso.it/prodotti/chamfer/?lang=en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chamfer Sofa</a> for <a href="http://moroso.it/?lang=en"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a>. The unique design features chamfered corners, removing the 90-degree back angles found on most traditional sofas. The angled corners give a welcoming feeling to anyone that sits down, almost like a hug.
Chamfer consists of five modules that vary in length and depth, and a connector, that join together to form any number of configurations desired, from a simple two-seater sofa to a geometrical formation that could seat a dozen plus.
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GAN Introduces First Outdoor Collection: Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/gan-introduces-first-outdoor-collection-garden-layers-by-patricia-urquiola/garden-layers-urquiola-gan-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Garden-Layers-Urquiola-GAN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="GAN Introduces First Outdoor Collection: Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola" /></a>
                                While GAN has largely been known for their <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/GAN/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">playful rugs and modular seating options</a>, they&#8217;re expanding with the launch of their first outdoor collection with the hope of bringing indoor comfort to the outdoors. The <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Garden Layers</a> collection, designed by <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a>, was inspired by a visit to India and traditional Mughal culture and architecture. The gardens and terraces she saw jumpstarted the idea and the result is a series of rugs, mats, pillows, cushions, and the just released <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/gl-indian-beds/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Indian beds</a> and <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/gl-tables/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">side tables</a> to round things out.
The modular components are designed to be moved around to create the ultimate outdoor living room, with the bed offering additional comfort raised off the ground. The side tables bring another furniture element to the collection allowing users a place to rest a drink or book. The existing pillows, mattresses and rugs can be thrown into the mix to complete
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GAN Introduces First Outdoor Collection: Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/gan-introduces-first-outdoor-collection-garden-layers-by-patricia-urquiola/garden-layers-urquiola-gan-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Garden-Layers-Urquiola-GAN-1-810x540.jpg" alt="GAN Introduces First Outdoor Collection: Garden Layers by Patricia Urquiola" /></a>
                                While GAN has largely been known for their <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/GAN/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">playful rugs and modular seating options</a>, they&#8217;re expanding with the launch of their first outdoor collection with the hope of bringing indoor comfort to the outdoors. The <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Garden Layers</a> collection, designed by <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a>, was inspired by a visit to India and traditional Mughal culture and architecture. The gardens and terraces she saw jumpstarted the idea and the result is a series of rugs, mats, pillows, cushions, and the just released <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/gl-indian-beds/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Indian beds</a> and <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/spaces/garden-layers-space/gl-tables/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">side tables</a> to round things out.
The modular components are designed to be moved around to create the ultimate outdoor living room, with the bed offering additional comfort raised off the ground. The side tables bring another furniture element to the collection allowing users a place to rest a drink or book. The existing pillows, mattresses and rugs can be thrown into the mix to complete
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Patricia Urquiola Creates a Bold New Rug Collection for GAN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patricia-urquiola-creates-a-bold-new-rug-collection-for-gan/mirage-rug-gan-patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Mirage-rug-GAN-Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Patricia Urquiola Creates a Bold New Rug Collection for GAN" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> partnered with GANDIABLASCO&#8217;s textile brand, <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GAN</a>, again on a collection of bold graphic rugs. <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/en/designers/patricia-urquiola/alfombras-mirage/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mirage</a> pays homage to Op art with its playful pattern comprising gradient bands that create a three-dimensional effect suggesting movement. The irregular shape of the outer edges pushes the typical rectangular boundaries of most rugs. Each of the rugs is hand-knotted from pure New Zealand wood making them true works of art. The collection is available in three primary color ways – blue, orange, and nude – and in one size – 200 x 310 cm (6&#8217;7&#8243; x 9&#8217;11&#8221;).
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Going Global: Design Lessons from the Chandelier

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.ylighting.com/?utm_source=paid&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=design-milk&amp;source=social.influencer.paid.content"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">YLighting</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                Whether hanging above a dining table, in a stairwell or even in a closet, the chandelier is a showstopper. And arriving at this designed object took the help of nearly all of Europe. The proto-chandelier was a metal, circular holder for oil cups in mosques during the Middle Ages. Crusaders in the Middle East took the idea home and created hanging candelabras for their cathedrals. Belgian brass artisans in the 11th century gave them the shape we recognize, and Italian gem cutters added faceted smoky-gray crystals. Finally, a new, clear lead glass made in London gave us the stunning crystals objects that hang in the Palace of Versailles. And designers are still fascinated with redesigning and reinterpreting the chandelier.
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10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It&#8217;s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don&#8217;t have room for a hammock. Swinging chairs are a great alternative giving you that relaxing motion without taking up tons of space. And if you don&#8217;t have a tree or structure to hang one on, there are plenty that come with a stand. To get started on that maximum relaxation path, check out these 10 swinging chairs that will definitely do the trick.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.cb2.com/pod-hanging-chair-with-cushion/s427978"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pod Hanging Chair with Cushion by CB2</a>  2. <a href="https://www.ambientedirect.com/en/kettal/bitta-swing-garden-swing_pid_5331.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bitta Garden Swing by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal</a>  3. <a href="https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/lounge-chairs/moroso-tropicalia-cocoon-swing-multi-colored-polymer-outdoor-use/id-f_7427783/?utm_content=control&#038;gclid=Cj0KCQjwxN_XBRCFARIsAIufy1az1Kok06IP5ueEPpZq7Xxov7jCyAseR6apmrpDhW2EV7bqryTLAWUaAot3EALw_wcB&%23038;gclsrc=aw.ds"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moroso Tropicalia Cocoon Swing in Multi-Colored Polymer by Patricia Urquiola</a>  4. <a href="http://www.einrichten-design.com/en_us/swingrest-hanging-lounger-dedon.html?sel=64166&#038;utm_source=google&%23038;utm_medium=productsearch&%23038;utm_campaign=merchantcenter&%23038;gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk2GFZgKrMSwWK_DRQ0VI0PYEoLaLmfvZM48FrHbYgEl7Pz0RqHr-bbc6ChoC934QAvD_BwE"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swingrest Hanging Lounger by Dedon</a>  5. <a href="http://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/paola-lenti/wooden-garden-swing-seat-swing_49291"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Wooden Garden Swing Seat by Paola Lenti</a>  6. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AB403G/ref=as_li_tl"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clove Balance Curve Porch Swing Chair by Chans Patio</a>  7. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/outdoor/pdp/encounter-swing-chair-with-stand-fow1005.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Encounter Swing Chair with Stand</a>  8. <a href="https://www.miliashop.com/en/armchairs-chaise-longue/22216-swing-ivano-redaelli-armchair.html"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Ivano Redaelli Armchair</a>  9. <a href="https://www.hayneedle.com/product/island-bay-resin-wicker-manteo-rib-hanging-egg-chair-with-cushion.cfm"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Island Bay Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/hhOqUzktxXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> with Cushion and Stand by Island Bay</a>  10. <a href="https://www.made.com/copa-outdoor-hanging-chair-citrus-green"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Copa Garden Hanging Chair</a>

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Kettal Releases the Patricia Urquiola Designed Vimini Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/kettal-releases-the-patricia-urquiola-designed-vimini-collection/kettel-patricia-urquiola-1-vimini/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Kettel-Patricia-Urquiola-1-Vimini-810x561.jpg" alt="Kettal Releases the Patricia Urquiola Designed Vimini Collection" /></a>
                                After a conversation <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> had regarding Danish designer Nanna Ditzel and her <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/blogpost/kettaleditsthebasketchairbynannaditzel/N/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Basket chair</a> from the 1950s, she designed the <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/blogpost/viminidepatriciaurquiolaen/N/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vimini</a> outdoor collection for <a href="https://www.kettal.com/en/particular/index/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kettal</a> with the hope that their similarities might conjure up feelings of home. Overall, the collection is modern with moments of tradition that make it feel like an &#8220;object of memory&#8221;.
The basket-like structures of the seating inspired the Vimini name, which is Italian for ‘wicker’, as well as rhyming with Bimini, an island that Urquiola enjoys. The pieces feature wooden frames with woven wicker basket-like seats that hold cushions for additional comfort. The collection includes sofas, dining chairs, and side tables.
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10 Modern Outdoor Rugs You’ll Be Tempted to Bring Inside

                                With temperatures rising spending time outdoors is the goal so making an outdoor space that&#8217;s not only comfortable but stylish as well, is key. When setting up a patio or terrace, most people lean towards acquiring outdoor furniture only and calling it a day, but why stop there? Go a step further and decorate it by starting with a modern outdoor rug to set the tone. You&#8217;ll begin to feel like you brought your living room outside thereby increasing your usable square footage and entertaining space. Take a look at these 10 modern outdoor rugs that you&#8217;ll be tempted to bring inside.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-outdoor-rugs-youll-be-tempted-to-bring-inside/roundup-outdoor-rugs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Roundup-Outdoor-Rugs-1-810x570.jpg" alt="10 Modern Outdoor Rugs You&#8217;ll Be Tempted to Bring Inside" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://www.2modern.com/products/garden-layers-rug-tartan"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Garden Layers Outdoor Rug Tartan by Patricia Urquiola for GAN Rugs</a>  2. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/you-and-me-outdoor-rug-by-vondom-VONY17875.html"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">You and Me Outdoor Rug by Karim Rashid for Vondom</a>  3. <a href="https://www.target.com/p/colorblock-outdoor-mat-project-62-153/-/A-53152173#lnk=sametab"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colorblock Outdoor Mat from Project 62 for Target</a>  4. <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/rugs/pdp/vandenbosch-hand-tufted-blue-indooroutdoor-area-rug-vrkg4614.html?piid=22512841"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vandenbosch Hand-Tufted Blue Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug</a>  5. <a href="https://www.westelm.com/products/ombre-pop-indoor-outdoor-rug-t4390/?pkey=coutdoor-rugs&#038;isx=0.0.633"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ombre Pop Indoor/Outdoor Rug from West Elm</a>  6.  <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/rugs/pdp/novogratz-by-momeni-sardinia-charcoal-indooroutdoor-area-rug-nmom1084.html"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/7fl719VSKVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> Charcoal Indoor Outdoor/Area Rug by Novogratz By Momeni</a>  7. <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/makenna-indooroutdoor-woven-rug?category=SEARCHRESULTS&#038;color=024&%23038;quantity=1&%23038;type=REGULAR"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Makenna Indoor/Outdoor Woven Rug from Urban Outfitters</a>  8. <a href="https://www.lumens.com/bicicleta-rug-by-nanimarquina-NNMP108206.html#cgid=%0A%09%0A%09%09246%0A%09%0A&%23038;&%23038;tileIndex=6"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bicicleta Recycled Rubber Rug by Nani Marquina and Ariadna Miquel for nanimarquina</a>  9. <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/store/floor/shag_indooroutdoor_floormats/shag_skinny_stripe/citron_36x60"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shag Skinny Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Mat by Chilewich</a>  10. <a href="https://annieselke.com/Rugs/C3-Herringbone-Red-Indoor-Outdoor-Rug/p/DA325"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">C3 Herringbone Fuchsia Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Dash &#038; Albert</a>

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Patricia Urquiola Renovates Cassina’s HQ to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patricia-urquiola-renovates-cassinas-hq-to-celebrate-90th-anniversary/cassina-headquarters-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/CASSINA-headquarters-Urquiola-1-810x524.jpg" alt="Patricia Urquiola Renovates Cassina&#8217;s HQ to Celebrate 90th Anniversary" /></a>
                                To mark <a href="https://www.cassina.com/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cassina&#8217;s</a> 90th anniversary, the company enlisted its Art Director, architect and designer <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a>, to renovate their historic <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/architecture/cassina-meda/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">headquarters</a> in Meda, Italy. The project included restoring the courtyard entrance and creating a new communal area to welcome guests, while breathing new life into these special headquarters.
The ‘Galleria’ is for employees and guests alike and now boasts a soothing palette of greens and blues, along with the installation of Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret’s futuristic Refuge Tonneau. The mobile shelter was originally designed in 1938 and was recreated in 2012 by Cassina, who closely studied the original sketches and documents to make it a reality. The structure was installed so people can enjoy a quiet moment during their work day. The light-filled room is now home to a massive wall of plants that add warmth and color to an overall cold space.
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Patricia Urquiola’s Lariana Bathroom Line for Agape

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patricia-urquiolas-lariana-bathroom-line-for-agape/agape_lariana_bathroom-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Agape_Lariana_bathroom-Urquiola-1-810x607.jpg" alt="Patricia Urquiola&#8217;s Lariana Bathroom Line for Agape" /></a>
                                Spanish designer <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> continues to expand her design empire by venturing into the often forgotten bathroom with a collection that includes a <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/design/lariana-2/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">bathtub</a> and <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/design/lariana-2/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">washbasins</a> for <a href="http://www.agapedesign.it/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Agape</a>. Lariana gives nod to Lake Como, formerly known as Larius, where Urquiola recently completed designing the <a href="https://www.serenohotels.com/property/il-sereno/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Il Sereno</a> five-star hotel.
First up in the collection is the bathtub, which makes its debut in the hotel with its clean lines that form its compact silhouette, paying homage to early 20th century Milanese architecture. In addition to the tub, Lariana includes two washbasins, one oval and one round, that sit on top of the countertop. The designs also feature a curved bowl with a contrasting angular exterior, much like the bathtub, and come in either Cristalplant® or marble. The sinks also come in a freestanding version where the bowl sits off to one side with a shelf to store things. The Lariana collection
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Serena: A Leaf-Like Lamp by Patricia Urquiola for FLOS

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/serena-a-leaf-like-lamp-by-patricia-urquiola-for-flos/serena-table-lamp-flos-patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Serena-table-lamp-Flos-Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x720.jpg" alt="Serena: A Leaf-Like Lamp by Patricia Urquiola for FLOS" /></a>
                                Just in time for Spring, <a href="https://usa.flos.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">FLOS</a> has introduced a new striking lamp from designer <a href="http://patriciaurquiola.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Patricia Urquiola</a>. <a href="https://usa.flos.com/modern-table-lamps/serena" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Serena&#8217;s</a> sculptural form gives nod to nature with its leaf-shaped reflector standing at an angle, much like that of a flower&#8217;s pistil. The lamp isn&#8217;t overly done, instead evoking a more organic and calm feel.
A cylinder base provides the LED light source as well as the place for the dramatic reflector to rest on, which allows for adjustment to direct the reflected light where you want it. Serena is available in aluminum, black nickel, and copper finishes with a black base.

Photo by Frank Huelsboemer

Photo by Frank Huelsboemer

Photo by Frank Huelsboemer

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