Women in Design with Patrizia Moroso & Patricia Urquiola

Tuesday, June, 14, 2016

As a long time advocate of design education, Luminaire welcomed Moroso’s Creative Director Patrizia Moroso to an intimate conversation with the renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for the second edition of the WOMENINDESIGN series to their Chicago showroom.

Having both climbed the highest ranks of a typically male dominated world, these design visionaries share a deep and personal relationship that was evident in their special chemistry. The conversation flowed with palpable rapport between the two female design powerhouses focusing on Patrizia’s keen interest in working with designers she loves, leading to fruitful collaborations with key designers such as Patricia Urquiola that create iconic pieces that speak to the heart.

Over 350 design enthusiasts attended the conversation and witnessed female design thinking at its best. Design aficionados were able to meet and mingle with Patrizia Moroso and Patricia Urquiola. Select Moroso pieces including the Smock, Fjord, Gemma, Papers Planes and others were on view.

Other than being immersed into the creative world of Moroso, guests explored pieces from FURNISHING UTOPIA, a remarkable exhibition that took place in May at Sight Unseen Offsite in New York that reinterpreted the Shaker Design movement.

This was the second edition of Luminaire’s WOMENINDESIGN series that aims to recognize, empower, and inspire female design thinking. Luminaire hosted its first WOMENINDESIGN edition May 12th at Luminaire Lab in the Miami Design District by recognizing the late Zaha Hadid and Lina Bo Bardi with an exhibition of select design pieces from their collections.