Comfort and eco-sustainability are the key words for describing the Husk Outdoor chairs. A collection that is a tribute to softness and an invitation to relax thanks to the generous extra soft cushions with a capitonné design. The hard shell is made of Hirek®, a special plastic material made up of recycled and recyclable polymers. The shell is in one colour, while the fixed seat support is available in different colours. The cushions come in two versions, with larger sizes on the seat or on the back.
Comfort and eco-sustainability are the key words for describing Husk and Husk Outdoor, designed by Patricia Urquiola. The collection is a tribute to softness, and just looking at these pieces is restful. The unprecedented design language includes generous extra soft cushions with a quilted design and a comfortable seat with a brightly coloured cover. Once again, classic themes emerge in contemporary versions. Eco-sustainability is current and vitally important: the shells of armchairs are in Hirek®, a special plastic formed from recycled and recyclable polymers.
Hirek® white plastic material
polyester fibre, cover in water repellent polyester fibre
white, black, orange, light blue or acid green aluminium profiles painted with polyester powder
plastic material and stainless steel
polyester on synthetic support
fabric in limited categories
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Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano where she graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. In Spain, she was awarded the Golden Medal for Merits in Art and received the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.
In 2001 she founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture (hotel trade, retail, homes, exhibitions and installations), art direction and strategy consulting. She works with important design companies and international groups, and is part of the advisory board of the Politecnico of Milan university and the Triennale Milano Design Museum. She taught the master’s degree in Interior Design at the Domus Academy in Milan (2013-2015) and has given lectures at prestigious international universities.
She has also given talks at countless cultural events and her work is exhibited in many art and design museums across the world, including the MOMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Triennale Museum in Milan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to name a few. She has been named Designer of the Year by many international magazines.