Outstanding Contribution to Design
Winner: Patricia Urquiola
FX is proud to award our most prestigious award to one of the most successful and diverse architects. Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola has applied her architecture and design skills to a wide range of both international projects and products for our industry. Based in Milan, she has designed for high-profile retail stores across the world, and hotels including W Hotel Puerto Rica, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Barcelona, and the Design Hotel Group Germany. Patricia has also turned her hand to a wide range of product design including lighting, furniture, flooring and ceramic tiles. She has the most high-profile clients, ranging from Flos, Moroso, Kartell, andHaworth to Axor, B&B Italia and Louis Vuitton. As well as working on product design, architecture and installations, Urquiola has worked with Honda, LG, Panasonic and the Qatar Museum of Authority, demonstrating the demand for her worldwide design influence on contemporary design. Since graduating in architecture in 1989 Urquiola has exhibited all over the world, with her products displayed in various museums and collections, which include her Fjord arm chair and stool (2002) and the Bague table lamp (2003) in the permanent collection of MoMA in New York. She has won many international prizes and awards, including the Gold medal of Fine Arts awarded by the Spanish government, the Best of NeoCon competition, and the coveted Red Dot award. FX is delighted to add the award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Design to Urquiola's ever expanding, and truly deserved, honours list.