Tropicalia by Patricia Urquiola



Milan 08: designer Patricia Urquiola presented her Tropicalia chairs at Moroso's Little Wild Garden of Love in Milan last month.


The chairs consist of different materials woven onto a tubular steel frame. Urquiola created versions using thermoplastic polymer threads, polyester cords and leather.


Moroso intends the collection to be suitable for use indoors or outside depending upon the chosen material.


See more from the Little Wild Garden of Love installation, created by Tord Boontje, in our previous story.


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Tropicalia by Patricia Urquiola

The 2008 show will witness the presentation of the Tropicalia collection, the design of which starts off from the same structure as the Antibodi collection, though using weaving techniques.


The design envisages a tubular steel structure with complex geometrical shapes, embellished with a clever weft of threads that alternate solids and voids to a specific pattern, paying meticulous attention to detail.


Each object in the collection takes on a different personality depending on the material and the colour used. It can be made playful and cheerful by using thermoplastic polymer threads free of heavy metal and recyclable, sophisticated and precious by using leather, simple and elegant by using HT polyester double plaited cords in either one or two colours.


The coloured versions are made using three threads combining different colors and creating interesting colour mixes


Patrizia Urquiola also uses weaving and, thanks to her very feminine way of experimenting continually with materials, shapes and details, always manages to astonish us by creating increasingly innovative and thrilling design concepts which only Moroso can bring into being.

Posted on Sunday May 11th 2008 at 11:22 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • JC

    very graphic, beautiful!


    Her name is wrong written in the main page. Is not URQIOLA but URQUIOLA.

  • Stephen

    Amazing! A masterpiece with very little industrial investment. Even more beautiful in person and comfortable. The most interesting collection of seating shown at the Salone.

  • Arian Hakimi

    looks great!

  • Billy

    I like this designers attitude- her work is always intriguing.

  • Zenza

    I like that, yet that first image reminds me of the Bouroullec brother’s chair :)

  • Joaquin

    I always like her ‘flower’ chair more. Still, agree with Billy. Her attitude is very lively and she’s very open, very humane, very little faking. check out her interview at where she talks mostly (and obsessively) about her family and her child. This is people designer. She ain’t commercial.

  • zuy

    fashion design is always closed his work but she is a great furniture design …She never did the John Galliano circus as some international designers to be a STAR

  • ambroise

    well, it seems to be an Urquiola’s fan-club in here !
    This chair looks like so many others she did before. No surprises.
    “This is people designer. She ain’t commercial”…. no designers are not commercial. Moroso is not for the “people”…..

  • zuy

    i’m sorry i ts not a fan club…. but she has talent …even if Moroso is not for anybody … but most design is for less than 5% of the world population …

  • Név*

    Nice one.
    I especially like the one with colors.
    #ambroise: who cares if it had been done before?
    everything had been done before.

  • ambroise

    #Név : I said SHE did almost the same chairs before.
    I recognize her talent but I don’t see anything new in this chair.

  • zuy

    I dunnot understand Ambroise which one is the same chairs ?

  • zuy

    rare: Urquiola’s speaking in her studio for french maison et objects( in french + subtitle in english)

  • esraa

    they are very nice

  • esraa salah

    i loved it

  • mauro paparo filomarino

    smpre bravissima patricia!!!

  • Charmy,China