Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish architect based in Milan. She distinguishes herself by her original designs of items and furniture for the finest and most significant international companies. She created the Maia series, one of her most typical works for Kettal, the designer of some of the most emblematic pieces of today’s selection. AD Design Award 2008 for architecture.
In 1987 Oscar and Sergi Devesa founded D&D Design to work together in product design for national and international companies such as Metalarte, Disform, Blauet, Supergrif, Oken, Grober, Dessiè, Grupo Líneas TC, Seiak, Vibia, Bike-Romanes, Arkos Light, Forma 5, Ferfor and Exit Seating Barcelona.
He worked for eleven years creating product, furniture, and store interiors, first at Vignelli Associates and then at Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1998, he returned to Spain and began working as a creative director for Grupo Inditex, developing new concepts for the Zara Group’s distinctive retail environments. In 2003, Veciana formed Castel Veciana Arquitectura in collaboration with architect Jordi Castel. He began working with Metalarte shortly after that.
In subsequent solo exhibits and shows at major galleries, and design and art fairs all over the globe, Jaime further established his vision. His large consumer base has spanned numerous functions and media, including domestic furniture for B.D., following the establishment of Hayon Studio in 2001. Barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, & Tradition, and Magis; Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski lighting fixtures; and sophisticated Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat objects.
The purpose of this cutlery is to avoid staining the tablecloth, the same idea that inspired Marquina to create his famous olive oil bottle. The unique handles of the knives, forks and spoons raise the part that would touch the table. The fish knife incorporates an ingenious prong for opening shellfish.
Patricia Urquiola called this collection Vimini because it means wicker in Italian and sounds like Bimini, an island. They used only the right amount of outdoor wicker with a rougher wooden frame. The design is well known that when you get close, it stirs your memory and makes you feel at home. That’s what it was, more or less—the object of memory.