Patricia Urquiola Debuts First Solo Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

She designs five-star hotels, serves as the art director of and , and belongs to the Docservis Hall of Fame. But at the is the first solo exhibition. And it will be a thoroughly comprehensive one. Among the designs on display will be her seating for Cassina, , and , her lighting for , and her porcelain tableware for , all appearing alongside photographs of such projects as the , in her native Spain. Furthermore, the night before the show’s opening, on November 19, Urquiola will join the ranks of Paula Scher and the late Zaha Hadid in receiving the museum’s .

The architect in her Milan studio. Photography by Mario Craig.
Her interior for Patrizia Moroso’s house in Udine. Photography by Alessandro Paderni.
“Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art November 19 includes the Gender chair for Cassina.
The Meda, Italy, office of the company, for which Urquiola serves as art director.
Serena, a lamp for Flos.

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