Championed for her eclectic eye and design style, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola is one of the most sought-after minds in contemporary design. To offer a comprehensive look at her expansive portfolio of architectural projects and product designs, Rizzoli recently published Urquiola’s first monograph, “Time to Make a Book.” The charmingly titled tome presents prototypes, process images and sketches alongside polished studio imagery of her most intriguing work spanning the 12 years since the founding of her eponymous design practice in 2001.
Urquiola’s approach very distinctly toes the line between design and architecture—often resulting in colorful pieces with both a strong physical footprint and striking visual appeal. Examples of which, can be seen in everything from a private home she designed for Patrizia Moroso—in addition to many smaller-scale furniture works for the Moroso brand—and chairs for Kartel to timepiece and dinnerware for Alessi. Alongside the rather straightforward looks at past designs, the book also includes a forward by Murray Moss and an essay by Gianluigi Ricuperati.
Images by Graham Hiemstra