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Paola Navone

Designer, Architect

Paola Navone is an architect, designer, art director, interior designer. She was born in 1950 in Italy. She trained at the Turin Polytechnic where she obtained an MA in 1973.

In 1979, she joined the group of Italian Alchimia designers where she met among others Ettore Sottsass and Andrea Branzi. Paola Navone received the International Designer Award at Ozaka in 1983. From 1985 to 1988, she worked for the United Nations as a consultant and traveled to many countries.

Straightforward, a dreamer and eclectic, her mind and soul are a combination of flavours and colours from the Southern part of the world together with the taste and forms of the West, rich in traditions, open and continuously in movement.

All of this produces an untiring curiosity in her research for matter and materials, forms and structures: present, past and future. She has also conceived exhibitions and events all around the world.

In 1983, she won the prestigious Osaka International Design Award. She was Designer of the Year in 2000 for the magazine Architektur&Wohen. In 2011, Paola won the Elle Deco International Design Awards for two projects. In 2014, she was inducted into the Interior Design Magazine’s prestigious Hall of Fame. She has worked and still cooperates with most important companies of the international and Italian stage in the design world.

In 2016, she designed the great blown glass collection Pinecone for FontanaArte.

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An untiring curiosity in her research for matter and materials, forms and structures