Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan.
She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni.
In 2001 she opened her own studio working on product design, architecture, and installations.
Some of her products are exposed in various Museums and collections.
She has won the most important international prices and awards in the world.

The internationally acclaimed and eclectic Patricia Urquiola creates a new world with Laufen SaphirKeramik. The special properties of the material open up almost limitless possibilities for developing novel design solutions in the limited spaces of the bathroom – yet another incentive for creatives to work with Laufen.
Patricia Urquiola reveals the third generation of our SaphirKeramik project: SONAR, a collection of innovative and elegant wall-hung and free-standing SaphirKeramik washbasins and countertop bowls, as well as bathtubs for Laufen.

Having designed the Laufen showroom in Madrid, she is now taking the extraordinary material with great sensitivity into a third dimension.