Her list of clients reads like the “Who’s Who” of Italian design: B&B Italia, Driade, Molteni, Moroso, Foscarini, etc. The Spanish-born Patricia Urquiola is based in Milan. The Italians affectionately refer to her as “the hurricane”, because she has swept through the design world like a whirlwind, and she currently has a number of projects in the pipeline. Patricia Urquiola finds inspiration in her surroundings: “It can sometimes be an emotional experience, but equally something very simple from everyday life that plants the seed of an idea in my head. I find that the design process is full of surprises – you come up with an idea and throw other ingredients into the mix, but you never know what you will end up with.” Her designs – mainly furniture, but also lights, carpets and rugs, and table objects – are perfectly proportioned and exude comfort and simple elegance. When ‘objectivity’ caught on, the trend that made curved shapes and ornaments acceptable, Patricia Urquiola dared too to venture into the realm of flowery decorations. At the Milan Furniture Show, Moroso exhibited her highly acclaimed Antibodi line, which features felt petal blossoms sewn together in a floral design.