Patricia Urquiola coats transparent furniture for Glas Italia with an iridescent sheen

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2015/milan-2015/"><strong>Milan 2015:</strong></a> Spanish designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/patricia-urquiola/">Patricia Urquiola</a> has overcome her hatred of glass to design a collection of irridescent furniture and mirrors using the material. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/18/patricia-urquiola-coats-transparent-furniture-iridescent-sheen-glas-italia-milan-2015/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Mix and Match Furnishings for a Personalized Room

Mix and Match Furnishings for a Personalized Room Bandas Space is a new concept by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola that lets you create the perfect setup in your home. Designed for GAN, an offshoot of Gandia Blasco, Bandas is made up of modular components, like chairs, poufs, rugs, and pillows, that let you mix and match and design your own space. Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-2 All of the individual pieces can be interchanged with their consistent color schemes and patterns running through the line. The chunky embroidery look ties the collection together. Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-3 Each of the items comes in various colors too, so you can design really unique compositions. Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-4 The entire collection is available for purchase here. Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-5 Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-6 Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-7 Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-8 Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-9 Bandas-Patricia-Urquiola-Gandia-Blasco-10
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Patricia Urquiola refreshes Maia outdoor furniture with teak and hand-braided rope

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        Spanish designer <a href="http://www.dezee.com/tag/Patricia-Urquiola">Patricia Urquiola</a> has updated her Maia collection of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/outdoor-furniture">outdoor furniture</a> for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Kettal">Kettal</a> by replacing the seat with nautical rope and the legs with teak wood. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/25/patricia-urquiola-maia-outdoor-furniture-updates-kettal-teak-hand-braided-rope/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Get in the Mood: Dark Rooms We Love

It seems like white is the go-to color for walls and ceilings, but as of late, black has been creeping into the cosmos of interior design. While it’s a mammoth contrast to white, black and dark rooms can create a cozy, almost soothing feel when done right. Just like white, other colors tend to pop off the dark base making it the perfect neutral backdrop for a dramatic space. Take a look at 10 interior spaces that offer dark and moody vibes. Get in the Mood: Dark Rooms We Love The stunning home of Moroso’s creative director, Patrizia Moroso, was designed by none other than Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. The upstairs living room has dark walls and furnishings from designers like Ron Arad, which are paired with contemporary Iranian rugs.
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Milan-based Studiopepe designed this living room for Spotti Milano which has a wall covered in what looks like Xeroxed copies of a blown-up photograph of trees. An Egg Chair in a complementing gray, along with a black sofa and wooden sideboard, complete the cozy room.
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This relatively small apartment in Berlin, designed by Peter Fehrentz, has old wood floors painted in a dark eggplant color, which ties into the custom rose color of the kitchen cabinets. Black tile and black walls make the splash of pink really pop while keeping with the moody atmosphere.
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Photo by Simon Maxwell

Designed by Architecture for London, the dark walls and ceiling in this cozy bedroom within a Georgian townhouse in London are balanced out with the natural floors, simple bed frame, and colorful bedding.
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H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity

H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity Bosa partnered with designer Patricia Urquiola to design a water pitcher for a charity project. H2O Bilbao is a reinterpreted ceramic Kaiku, a traditional, iconic container from the Basque culture made of wood that was used for milk and to warm up liquids. H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity in main home furnishings Category The slanted pitcher is used in Bilbao restaurants to serve tap water from the local aqueduct, which is said to hold the best water in Spain, for 1€. They’re also sold in the Basque restaurants and Bosa stores with proceeds going to Oxfam Intermon to help construct wells in Ethiopia. H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity in main home furnishings Category H20 Bilboa will be available around the world in a matte copper finish on the outside and white satin glaze on the inside. H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity in main home furnishings Category H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity in main home furnishings Category H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity in main home furnishings Category






Chunky stitches pattern Bandas rugs and furniture by Patricia Urquiola

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        Spanish designer <a title="Patricia Urquiola archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/patricia-urquiola/">Patricia Urquiola</a> has patterned a collection of <a title="Rugs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/rugs/">rugs</a> and seat covers for Spanish brand Gan with oversized stitching (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/01/patricia-urquiola-bandas-rugs-furniture-gan/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Patricia Urquiola upholsters modular sofa for Moroso in jersey fabric

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Kartell Goes Bourgie: 14 Designers Reimagine the Bourgie

Kartell Goes Bourgie: 14 Designers Reimagine the Bourgie

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since Kartell launched its iconic Bourgie lamp by Ferruccio Laviani. To celebrate the anniversary, Kartell invited 14 designers to re-imagine the lamp in their own way. The results are a series of sculptural lamps each with their own, unique designer twist that will start as a exhibition at January’s Maison&Objet and then travel on to other events. Check out the diverse mix of reinterpretations:

From Starck (above):

Trainer dans les endroits ou l’on vend des bracelets “cheap”. Puces, tout pour rien, échoppes, trottoirs…Acheter tous les genres de bracelets (si possible élastiques) plastique, caoutchouc, métal spirale, … tissu, fils et boules de plastique ou verre, gourmettes dorées de rappeur, avec et sans breloques… Tout ce qui est drôle, coloré, rutilant, divers comme la Vie (des autres) puis les enfiler bordéliquement sur la lampe.

(Basically, he said go to anyplace that cheap bracelets are sold and buy all kinds – anything that is funny, colorful, or shiny to embellish the lamp.)

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Christophe Pillet

From Transparent Crystal to Coal Black.

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Patrick Jouin

The future is a present from the past.

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Eugeni Quitllet

Bourgie is a gift in the form of an imaginary cake… after surprising and exciting the world for 10 years, it is time to light the 10 candles for its birthday and make a wish! Happy Bourgie to you!

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Eugeni Quitllet

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Alberto Meda

“Return to the future” to go beyond the liking for quotation and rediscover a unitary vision, of the whole, beyond the fragments and details.

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Nendo

“Eigruob”
For our contribution, we decided to work with two of the lamp’s most distinctive characteristics – its use of silhouettes and its transparency – rather than touching the original design itself. We created a new table lamp by inverting and rotating the Bourgie lamp’s silhouette, so that when two of the new lamps are lined up together, the space between them forms the upside-down silhouette of the Bourgie lamp. Because our homage inverts both the lamp’s figure-ground relationship and our regular sense of up and down, we named the lamp ‘Eigruob’.

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Nendo

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Front

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By heating up the Bourgie Lamp, Front could re-shape it and give the lamp a unique shape. The lamp looks like it is moving or leaning over your shoulder to give you light when you read. Front has given an individual shape to the lamp that inspires you to imagine the character of the lamp.

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Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

Our Bourgie is a tribute to Ferruccio, to the pen sketch that generated the shape of the object. That iron wire that we imagined thus became our design, the watershed between the idea and the design brought into being.

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Piero Lissoni

My inspiration came from a documentary on Fellini who asked his set designer to build him a big city made of paper. And that is how I saw the Bourgie: big and made of paper.

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Tokujin Yoshioka

The light sparks as if a star shines.

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Rodolfo Dordoni

I have known Ferruccio for a lifetime and look on him as a brother, and that’s what I call him… my brother “Ferro” (the abbreviation of his name is also the Italian word for iron). When I thought about an interpretation of his lamp, the association was immediate: Wrought iron/Ferro! The name of my interpretation of Bourgie is therefore “Ferro forgé” – that is wrought iron – voilà.

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Mario Bellini

Nothing is created … everything is transformed.

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Patricia Urquiola

1) Portrait of a lady
The iconic emblem of the Bourgie lamp lives on in our memory like a portrait of ancient times.

2) Carousel
The profile of the Bourgie lamp becomes a lighting element in itself, recalling the image of an old merry-go-round.








Color(s) of the Year in 12 Home Furnishings

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Pantone selected PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as its new color of the year, and while we’re loving it, we wanted to check out Sherwin-Williams’ pick for their 2014 Color of the Year. Their selection, SW 6263 Exclusive Plum, is a sophisticated purple that leans heavily towards the gray side of the spectrum and we’re loving it paired with Pantone’s choice, so we decided to round up six home furnishings in each hue.

Color(s) of the Year in 12 Home Furnishings

1. Togo Sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset  2. Dot Coffee Press by Stelton in Purple  3. Dot Bowl Collection by Paul Smith for Stelton  4. Magisso Cake Server in Deep Purple  5. Steelcase Details Dash Task Lamp in Concord  6. Gomitolo candle by MissoniHome  7. Grotto Sofa by Blu Dot  8. Dot Cushion Divina from Hay  9. E27 Pendant Lamp by Mattias Ståhlbom for Muuto  10. Frilly Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell in Smoke Grey  11. Toolbox by Arik Levy for Vitra in Mauve Grau  12. Ripple Gray Trays from ABC Carpet & Home

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Pantone 2014 Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

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Sherwin-Williams 2014 Color of the Year – Exclusive Plum