Patricia Urquiola was born in Spain in Oviedo (1961). She studied architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1992, she was an assistant lecturer at courses held by Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at Politecnico di Milano and at ENSCI in Paris. Between 1990 and 1996, Patricia worked with product development at De Padova and Vico Magistretti. Patricia Urquiola lives and has her own studio in Milan. She is engaged in design, art, exhibitions, interior design and architecture. Urquiola works for many of the most famous design companies primarily in Italy.