Paola Navone is an architect, who graduated in 1973 at the Polytechnic of Turin. Paola is the designer of the objects of Mondo and Driade; the sofas for Molteni; the beds for Orizzonti; the first collection of Armani Home; the Arcade vases and the lamps for Oltrefrontiera; the Casamilano armchairs; the collection for Roche Bobois; the Egizia table; the collections for Baxter; the ceramics for Terre Blu; the new rotational moulding for Slide; the new Ciatti kitchen, the collection Gingerbread and Nuova Falegnameria for Lando; the new metal outdoor collection for Emu.
Paola is an Interior Designer of homes throughout the world, of restaurants in Athens and Mykonos, of the Piazza Sempione showrooms to be found in Milan, Düsseldorf, Rome, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo and the United States. Also included are the new Bijoux-Shops Salviati in Paris and New York, the new restaurant “Pane e Acqua” in Milano, the new Art Trading office in Moscow, the new Dodo shop for Pomellato in Florence and Baxter Garage – showroom in Rome.
Paola is the Industrial Planner of surfaces, in primis and right from the beginning – for Abet Laminati.
Paola is also a creator of events in the form of exhibitions and parties all over the world.
Paloa is someone who doesn’t want to design systematically in order to be always just a little bit more curious than the others. In her words when accepting the International Design Award in Osaka in 1983:
Who wants to be a citizen of the world in order to look and discover.
Who is a little bit of an anthropologist.
Who doesn’t want to throw away the past but make it relive.
Who wants to cultivate the East and its spontaneous manual skills (as she has learned to understand after working for years together with craftsmen in the Philippines).