#WomanCrushWednesday: Patricia Urquiola

#WomanCrushWednesday: Patricia Urquiola

Design darling

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Cassina

As Cassina rejoins Space Furniture in Singapore from March 2017, we cast our lens on art director Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola's a force to be reckoned with, and this design darling's coming to Singapore — well, sort of. Not content with broadcasting her identity in the nature-inspired Oasia Hotel Downtown — one of her big interior design projects in Singapore — last year, Urquiola's aesthetic is returning here by way of Cassina. Since 2015, the Milan-based Spanish architect and designer has been the furnishing brand's art director. She's previously lent her touch to brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Boffi, B&B Italia and Kartell, and her appointment at Cassina further proves that she's both a trendsetter and an innovator.

Her designs of the Beam Sofa System and Gender Armchair from Cassina's I Contemporanei collection will be available at Space furniture, who exclusively houses Cassina in Singapore. Collaborations with other designers such as Jaime Hayon, Charlotte Perriand and Philippe Starck are also part of the full Cassina catalogue.  

Patricia Urquiola's Gender Armchair on the left and the Beam Sofa System at the centre

"It's a great honour and a great responsibility to become part of a heritage, a history, an identity so important for international design," said Urquiola. "My intention is to take into consideration the company's past, its cultural background, not as a passive container, but as a systematic part of the mind, the integration of processes and the creation of an empathetic relationship."

With Cassina celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, we couldn't think of a better way to mark a milestone than with its new home at Space Furniture.

Space Furniture is located at 77 Bencoolen Street. For last week's #WomanCrushWednesday, click here.