She was born in Oviedo and studied at the Faculdad de Arquitectura de Madrid as well as graduating from the Milan Polytechnic in 1989, with a thesis supervised by Achille Castiglioni. Magistretti and Castiglioni, two key figures in Milanese design, influenced her outlook and led her to cultivate her talents and abilities. In 1998 she began working with Moroso: her upholstered furniture, elegant and comfortable, captured not only the attention of insiders but also the general public. She devised a new conception of seating, with interchangeable components for a truly modifiable living room. Her sofas Step and Lowland were selected for the International Design Yearbook 1999/2000.