The Cenote washbasin series continues to investigate the expressive potential of clay with the new freestanding model. Both elements and the supporting column are made of natural or dark fireclay shaped by hand on a lathe. The outer surface is deliberately left rough, while in a play of contrasts, the inside of the bowl is glazed and polished. The basins come in two sizes and two exterior finishes: natural or dark earth, both with a transparent glazed interior or creamy white for the natural earth version and blue for the dark version.
Cenote a colonna column
Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano (Technical University of Milan) where graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. In Spain, she was awarded the Golden Medal for Merits in Art and received the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.In 2001 she founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture (hotel trade, retail, homes, exhibitions and installations), art direction and strategy consulting.Show more