With linear forms and clear-cut symmetries, the Rows collection by Patricia Urquiola is geometrical and minimalist, expressing a refined artistic concept.
Doors, side panels and table bases are both formal and decorative. The curved milled edge running the length of the surface is inspired by the nature morte of Amédée Ozenfant, a French writer and painter who founded the Purism movement along with Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (known by the pseudonym Le Corbusier), in 1918.
The storage series comprises four types of units, including two sideboards (height 72 and 64), a cabinet (height 120) and a console table with drawers, designed for the dining and living space. The units are made from particleboard with an oak veneer finish, applied using a membrane press – a process that preserves the continuity of the grain and gives the furniture an artisanal feel, without hiding the industrial method of production.
Urquiola also conveys the same expressivity of form in the two rectangular tables. Both pieces show a strong contrast between the solidity of structure, the graphic effect of the surfaces and the linearity of the table top, available in wood, back-painted glass or marble.
The Vertical table, designed with a nod to classical architecture, brings to mind the fluting of a column. This generously-sized table is a sophisticated statement piece that adds all the charm and strength of iconic architecture.
The sculpture influence is even more evident in Diagonal, a table whose perpendicular geometry and oblique lines add more movement to the structure. Functionality is also part of the concept, starting with the dimensions, chosen to underline the suitability of this table for all types of urban living.
Colours are tone-on-tone, with open-pore lacquering to bring out the natural tactile quality of the wood. There are five variants: Honey, Cinnamon, Forest Green, Taupe and Coal Grey, each paired with a different back-painted glass top or a fine selection of marbles.