Patricia Urquiola born in Oviedo (Spain), now lives and works in Milan.
She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni, for whom she has been assistant lecturer. She has worked with Vico Magistretti, and has been head of design for Lissoni Associati.
In 2001 she opened her own studio developing international architecture projects and designing furniture for the most important companies.
Her products are exposed in various Museums and collections, such as MoMA in New York, and she has won several international prices and awards.