The new Urkiola Collection by world renowned designer Patricia Urquiola for Georg Jensen has just launched at Amara. A strikingly contemporary group of cylindrical shapes in stainless steel, the collection features subtle Art Deco references in a beautifully minimalist style. Comprising five pitchers, three bowls, two vases, two candleholders and a tray, with clean mirror-polished stainless steel surfaces. This finish is also paired with ribbed stainless steel, and on a selection of designs a durable rose gold-colored PVD finish.
Internationally acclaimed, Patricia Urquiola is a designer known for her innovation and experimentation. Especially known for her work with surfaces, textures and colors she brings these references to the Urkiola collection with wonderful results. Georg Jensen’s Urkiola collection is recognisable by its contrasted design along with references to the brand’s archives, especially the cylindrical shapes of the ‘50s and ‘60s. The Bernadotte cutlery pattern, from 1939, features ribbing similar to that which Urquiola uses in this latest collection. She was excited about the possibility of bringing crisper, stricter, simpler lines to Georg Jensen stainless steel, a stark contrast to the existing fluid, organic shapes.
This extremely functional collection prides itself on the range of different functions most items can be used for, from the dining table to the office, decoration to wine and bar. There are vases that can easily be transformed into a wine cooler and champagne bowl. Another stand out design is a candle holder, which can slightly elevate its candles to different heights, captivating the eye and effortlessly bringing a touch of both sophistication and cosiness to any room.
Now living and working in Milan, Spanish born Patricia Urquiola attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Polytechnic University Milan, subsequently serving as an assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris. Later she went on to manage the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group. In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, interior design, architecture and more.
Her architectural achievements include; The Museum of Jewel in Vicenza, Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue Hotel in Berlin and the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel in Milan, as well as showrooms and installations for prestigious brands such as BMW and Missoni. She has also been awarded several international prizes and accolades including the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts awarded by the Ministry of Culture Spain, Order of Isabella the Catholic by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I, ‘Designer of the Decade’ for the two German magazines Home and Häuser, ‘Designer of the Year’ for Wallpaper, and Elle Decor International. Many of her works are exhibited in world renowned museums and collections, such as MoMA in New York, Vitra Design in Basel and Victorian & Albert Museum in London to name but a few.
Enjoy the Urkiola collection’s modern take on elegant pieces for the home, which will enrich any setting and continue as tomorrow’s classics.