Urquiola was photographed at Kinfolk Dosan, Seoul.

Patricia UrquiolaA catch-up in Seoul with Cassina’s creative director.

Patricia UrquiolaA catch-up in Seoul with Cassina’s creative director.

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  • Words Chul-Joon Park
  • Photograph Jaean Lee

On a recent afternoon in Seoul, Spanish industrial designer Patricia Urquiola stopped by for a quick coffee and a conversation with Kinfolk’s Chul-Joon Park. Against the backdrop of Kinfolk Dosan’s Three Rooms exhibition of mid-century and contemporary furniture, the Cassina creative director spoke about how she makes the most of her busy travel schedule, the advice of her mentors and her own hopes for the next generation.

CHUL-JOON PARK: Welcome to Seoul. You’ve worked on several projects here, including retail and hotel spaces. What are you enjoying about the city?

PATRICIA URQUIOLA: When traveling, we all get in touch with a side of us that’s rather childish. You’re more curious and much more aware. My head is a bit in the clouds and my thoughts are scattered, but the hazi...

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