The Grand Canal capsule collection consists of paintings and mirrors that draw inspiration from Venetian architecture, rich in polychrome inlays and decorative elements.
The project develops on the play of colors and on the contrast between smooth and rough surfaces. Poetic reinterpretation of the windows of the palaces of the Serenissima which, on canals or in the squares, capture sunrises and sunsets.
Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano (Technical University of Milan) where graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. She worked with Vico Magistretti at De Padova and later as head of design at Lissoni and Partners. In 2001 she founded her own studio in Milan, specialized in industrial product design, architecture, art direction and strategy consulting.