Warm and comfortable, Husk is the perfect example of how to reverse the construction process of a sofa. Its structure in fact is created by the softer, flexible parts. This Sofa have a deep seat, although the shorter version combines the seat with a backrest, whereas in the longer version, the two cushioned components are separated. Its generous volume is made lighter by the different finishes of its supporting components, while the down feather cushions grant maximum comfort. Elegant and casual at the same time, it changes its appearance whether it is covered with solid colur or mélange fabrics. Husk is not a place you sit on, rather you sit in. You are greeted by its embrace, never losing contact with what surrounds you.
Width: 31″ x Length: 32″ x Height: 43″
* All measurements are approximations.
Spanish by birth, and Italian by choice, Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain and studied architecture in Madrid before graduating from the Milan Politecnico in 1989. The key words for her work are: rigour and emotion, innovation and mental comfort. She was mentored by some of the masters of Italian industrial design: Achille Castiglioni oversaw her graduate thesis, and Vico Magistretti, with whom she designed her first projects. She learned her craft in Italy, and opened a studio in Milan in 2001, where she has developed a truly global enterprise. Some highlights from her career include her encounter with Maddalena de Padova (1990), her collaboration with Piero Lissoni (1996-2000), and her partnership with Patrizia Moroso (since 1998) which led to the design of the Step Sofa, eventually debuting at the Saloni Milano and launching her into the spotlight at the young age of 40. Amidst all of these accomplishments, she had a stint at Lissoni Associati, beginning in 1993, where she developed furniture for Italian giants Cappellini and Cassina. Her designs are unconventional, emphatic, and experimental, blending humanist sensibilities and technical expertise – qualities that also inform her work as an architect. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona is one of her many architectural projects.