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The Designer Who Doesn't Want You To Sit Down - New York Times

Patricia Urquiola: "She likes places (and designs) that force your mind to make unexpected and endless leaps."

NEW YORK - November 16, 2015 - The November 15th edition of The New York Times T Magazine features this article about Haworth's visionaire, Patricia Urquiola.

From the article:

"But her most obvious source of inspiration is her previous work in unearthing the psychic structures of the home, and the restlessness of her own comportment. Her office work for Haworth, called Openest (as in ‘‘open’’ plus ‘‘nest’’), which launched in 2014, stands out from the pack of reiterative chairs and conference tables. Openest is defined by its thick, floppy partitions: Made of sandwiched polyester foam and fabric (rather than wrapped particleboard), they seem to canopy the spaces they shield and exude a surreal pliability. She has since brightened the colors and added glass partitions slicked over with a psychedelic dichroic film."

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For more on Patricia's work with Haworth, visit here.


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