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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.