written by:
January 14, 2016
A prolific designer of furniture and home products, Patricia Urquiola was recently named Art Director of the venerable Italian brand Cassina. Explore some of her myriad pieces in these nine modern dwellings!
modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus living room Patricia Urquiola sofa

This coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings. Refusing to fixate on the seascape at the expense of other views, Wardle oriented the living room to a lush grove of trees. A yellow Bend sofa and two Husk chairs, both by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, add splashes of color.

Photo by 
Originally appeared in How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings
1 / 9
Modern home renovation in Napa includes redwood and concrete bedroom with hans wegner chair

Two designers restored this low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist. In the bedroom, a Margaret Kilgallen print joins a Brionvega Algol television, lamps from Patricia Urquiola and Pablo, and a Hans Wegner chair.

Photo by 
Originally appeared in The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years
2 / 9
Atlas shelving provides the framework for Farnham’s entertainment center. Almost 100 square feet of Patricia Urquiola’s Tufty-Time sofa for B&B Italia provides ample space to stretch out.

Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving treasures have gained an appreciative audience. San Francisco’s modernists were faced with the issue of building within a firmly established stylistic tradition—think bay windows and gingerbread. Henry Hill’s 1947 renovation of a 1908 Victorian tucked away on an alley in historic Russian Hill provides a remarkable response to the dilemma. In 2005, Gretchen Rice and Kevin Farnham acquired the unique home.

Atlas shelving provides the framework for Farnham’s entertainment center. Almost 100 square feet of Patricia Urquiola’s Tufty-Time sofa for B&B Italia provides ample space to stretch out.

Photo by 
Originally appeared in Mid-Century Mash-Up
3 / 9

Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carved out a space to call his own in this converted industrial loft building in Brussels.

The living room includes a “plain old” beanbag, an Other One armchair by Leif Jørgensen for Hay, with a pillow by Candice Enderlé for Cojinudo, and two Tropicalia lounges by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

Originally appeared in How To: Indoor Concrete Floors
4 / 9
Modular Texas home living room room with sectional chaise

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapted this modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

The living area is furnished with a Fjord swivel arm chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso and a Como sectional chaise by Giorgio Soressi.  

Photo by 
Originally appeared in This Modular Compound Accommodates the Whole Family
5 / 9
modern lakeside home in Australia living room with arco lamp by flos, b&b italia coffee table, and poltroon frau sofa

This family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

The residents worked on the interiors with project architect Maria Danos. In the living room, an Arco lamp by Flos arches over a Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau sofa, which joins an Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia coffee table, a Patricia Urquiola rug, and three-legged stools by Chris Connell.

Photo by 
Originally appeared in A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
6 / 9

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, this new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city.

The living room features stunning views of the city, a Bend sofa and Phoenix coffee tables, both by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia and Moroso, respectively, and two Gray armchairs by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani.

 

Photo by 
Originally appeared in Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
7 / 9
Modern living room with purple sofa and artwork

This apartment overlooking the High Line in New York City captures views of a constantly changing urban landscape. In a corner of the living room, a large work by Martin Mull and a pair of paintings by John Meyer join Moroso furnishings: a Misfits sofa by Ron Arad, a pair of white Nanook tables by Philippe Bestenheider, and Fjord tables by Patricia Urquiola covered in antique kimono fabric.

Photo by 
Originally appeared in How to Design with Purple
8 / 9
São Paulo apartment living room with red Muuto sofa, Moroso armchair, and Vitra storage unit

A pair of architects help a client carve out this oasis of calm amid São Paulo’s bustle. The living room is furnished with a cherry-red Rest sofa and ottoman by Muuto, a Nest footstool by Foersom & Hjort-Lorenzen for Cane-Line, and a Redondo armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso. A Kast modular storage unit by Maarten Van Severen for Vitra sits under the television. 

 

Photo by 
Originally appeared in This is How You Grow a Garden in the Sky
9 / 9
modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus living room Patricia Urquiola sofa

This coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings. Refusing to fixate on the seascape at the expense of other views, Wardle oriented the living room to a lush grove of trees. A yellow Bend sofa and two Husk chairs, both by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, add splashes of color.

Photo by Sean Fennessy.

Join the Discussion

Loading comments...

Latest Articles

45 dva 2270 persp1 cmyk 0
The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the chance to recalibrate and re-prioritize in life.
July 25, 2016
18
You don’t have to choose between sustainable energy and curb appeal.
July 19, 2016
jakemagnus queensland 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
July 06, 2016
content delzresidence 013 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 29, 2016
abc malacari marwick stair 01 0
A simple set of stairs is a remodel’s backbone.
June 28, 2016
Design Award of Excellence winner Mellon Square.
Docomomo US announces the winners of this year's Modernism in America Awards. Each project showcases exemplary modern restoration techniques, practices, and ideas.
June 27, 2016
monogram dwell sf 039 1
After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.
June 27, 2016
switch over chicago smart renovation penthouse deck smar green ball lamps quinze milan lounge furniture garapa hardwood
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
June 26, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent coralie gourguechon treviso italy cphotos by coralie gourguechon co produced by isdat planche anatomique de haut parleur1
Coralie Gourguechon's paper objects will make you see technology in a whole new way.
June 26, 2016
green machine smart home aspen colorado facade yard bocci deck patio savant
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
June 25, 2016
Compact Aglol 11 television plastic brionvega.
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest. A new industrial design book celebrates devices that broke the mold.
June 25, 2016
modern backyard deck ipe wood
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
dscf5485 1
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.
June 24, 2016
under the radar renovation napa
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
June 24, 2016
Exterior of Huneeus/Sugar Bowl Home.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
June 24, 2016
light and shadow bathroom walnut storage units corian counter vola faucet
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
June 24, 2016
Affordable home in Kansas City living room
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
June 23, 2016
modern lycabettus penthouse apartment oak vertical slats office
By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
June 23, 2016
kitchen confidential tiles custom cabinetry oak veneer timber house
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
June 23, 2016
feldman architecture 0
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 22, 2016
Blackened timber Dutch home
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
June 22, 2016
hillcrest house interior kitchen 3
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
June 22, 2016
angular
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.
June 21, 2016
San Francisco floating home exterior
Anchored in a small San Francisco canal, this floating home takes its cues from a classic city habitat.
June 21, 2016
modern renovation addition solar powered scotland facade steel balcony
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
June 21, 2016
up in the air small space new zealand facade corrugated metal cladding
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
June 21, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent marjan van aubel london cwai ming ng current window
Marjan Van Aubel makes technology a little more natural.
June 21, 2016
urban pastoral brooklyn family home facade steel cypress double
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving neighborhood of Brooklyn.
June 20, 2016
Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding facade
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
the outer limits paris prefab home living area vertigo lamp constance guisset gijs bakker strip tablemetal panels
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
June 20, 2016