Patricia Uquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) and now lives and works in Milan. She attended the School of Architecture of Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni.
From 1990 to 1992 she was assistant lecturer to both Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Milan Polytechnic and ENSCI in Paris.
From 1990 to 1996 she was responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti. In 1996 she became head of Lissoni Associati's design group.
In 2001 she opens her own studio working on product design, architecture, installations and concept creation.
Amongst her last projects of architecture: two luxury hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona and W Retreat&Spa in Vieques (Puerto Rico), a private residence in Udine, the scenography for the opera "L'incoronazcione di Poppea" by Monteverdi, showrooms, boutiques and interiors for Hermès, Gianvito Rossi, Valentino, Max Mara, H&M and the general concept for Pitti Immagine Florence. A personal exhibition has been shown in Feria Hábitat Valencia (2010).
She designs for Agape, Alessi, Artelano, Axor, B&B, Bart Design, Bisazza, BMW, Bosa, Chevalier Edition, Il Coccio, De Padova, De Vecchi, Driade, Emu, Fasem, Salvatore Ferragamo, Flos, Foscarini, Gallotti & Radice, Gandia Blasco, Kartell, Kettal, Kvadrat, Liv'it, Peter Mabeo, MDF Italia, Maurice Lacroix, Molteni, Moroso, Mutina, Olivari, Panasonic, Paolo Lenti, Rosenthal, Champagne Ruinart, San Lorenzo, Tronconi, Viccarbe. She has won several international prices and awards.
martí guixé (1964)
Formed in Barcelona and Milan as an interior and industrial designer. â€¨In 1994, living in Berlin, he formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. Guixe started to exhibit his work in 1997, work that characterizes on the search for new product systems, the introduction of design in food ambits and presentation through performance. His non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness. He is based in Barcelona and Berlin and work as a Designer for world wide companies.
Recent publications: Marti GuixĂ© 1:1, 010 publishers Rotterdam (ISBN 90 6450 441 5), MartĂ GuixĂ© Cook book, Imschoot PublishersÂ (ISBN 9077362045) and DonÂ´t buy it if you donÂ´t need it. All Marti GuixeÂ´s Camper Commodityscapes. (ISBN 13 84 609 9135 0).
Exhibitions at MoMA (New York), MuDAC (Lausanne), MACBA (Barcelona) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). Ciutat de Barcelona Price, 1999 and National Design Price of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2007