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Paola Navone


Paola Navone

Paola Navone was born in Turin (Italy) in 1950. She graduated as an architect in 1973 in Florence and begins to cooperate with Alessandro Mendini and Ettore Sottsass in the legendary “Studio Alchimia” in 1974.

Paola Navone is considered a modern nomad and commutes between the continents, has Hong Kong as well in her working field as Marokko and Malaysia but still being in Italy, especially in Milan every now and then.

Navone works together with namely manufacturers of the design-furniture scene, among them Driade, Knoll, Alessi, Casamilano and Molteni & C., to only name a few. Her style is an independent mixture of European ant ethnic motives, connecting minimalistic with decorative, traditional with contemporaneous. As one of few women, she soon achieved to detach herself of a men-dominated design-scene and is considered one of the most influential interior designers of Italy of that time. The magazine-editorial Architektur & Wohnen (architecture & living) selected Paola Navone as the A&W-Designer of the year 2000.

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