Born in Turin and Milanese by adoption, Paola Navone graduated in architecture in 1973 and at the turn of the 70s and 80s she participated with Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass and Andrea Branzi in the Alchimia group, the most advanced wing of the Italian design scene, developing a highly stimulating and productive avant-garde position, which earned her, in 1983, the prestigious International Design Award in Osaka, awarded for the first time in that year.
In the same period he began his long and fruitful collaboration with Abet Laminati; between 1985 and 1988 he was a consultant to Unido and the World Bank in favor of the Philippines and Indonesia.
Paola Navone is animated by a great curiosity for the most diverse cultures suspended between East and West, design and craftsmanship, and in fact her long and complex career sees her move with happy ease between the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, essayist, teacher, curator of exhibitions and events, both on his own and for a selected client.
It boasts collaborations with a long series of famous and heterogeneous companies including: Abet Laminati, Armani Casa, Knoll International, Alessi, Piazza Sempione, Mondo, Driade, Orizzonti, Arcade, Oltrefrontiera, Casamilano, Antonangeli, Dada, Molteni, Natuzzi, Roche Bobois, Swarovski.
For Gervasoni, since 1998 he has been taking care of the artistic direction of the company, as well as personally taking care of the design of most of the collections.
In 2000 she was named "Designer of the Year" by the prestigious German magazine Architektur & Wohnen.
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