With a blend of artistry and commercial savvy, Patricia Urquiola enthralls tony Italian furniture makers--as well as BMW, H&M, and high-end hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental. Here's a look at the work that makes her business beautiful.

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Caboche Chandelier

Urquiola designed these hanging lamps, left, for the high-end Italian designer Foscarini in 2003.

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The Barcelona Mandarin Oriental

The interiors for the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Barcelona, as well as the china, carpeting, and 3,000 other products, are Urquiola’s work.

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The W Retreat & Spa at Vieques

Reclaimed wood and found objects helped create a cool space at The W Retreat that respects the ecosystem of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

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Tropicalia Daybed

This colorful daybed was created for Moroso in 2008.

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The Antibodi Chaise Longue

The “flowers” on these Moroso chairs are circles of leather sewn together.

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The Bend Sofa

A special foam gives a luscious feel, but this piece costs half as much as similar B&B Italia sofas.

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The Axor Washbasin

The design for this simple and beautiful washbasin was inspired by buckets used to pull water from a well. Cut-in handles are meant to remind the user of the preciousness of water.

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Building Chairs for the W

Filipino craftsmen construct Urquiola’s B&B Italia chairs for the W hotel in Vieques.

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Building Chairs for the W

Filipino craftsmen construct Urquiola’s B&B Italia chairs for the Vieques hotel.

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Building Chairs for the W

Urquiola with her partner Alberto Zontone and one of her craftsmen.

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Masters of Design: The Beautiful Business of Patricia Urquiola

With a blend of artistry and commercial savvy, Patricia Urquiola enthralls tony Italian furniture makers--as well as BMW, H&M, and high-end hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental. Here's a look at her beautiful business.

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