BornTorino , 1950
Born in Turin, Paola Navone adopted Milan as her home; he graduated in architecture in 1973 and between the Seventies and the Eighties she worked in the Alchinia group alongside with Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass and Andrea Branzi. In the same time, she began her long-lasting and fruitful collaboration with Abet Laminati; from 1985 to 1988 she became consultant for Unido and for the World Bank for the Philippines and Indonesia. An architect, a designer, an art director and an interior design, Paola Navone has an extreme interest for the most different cultures suspended between the East and the West, between design and craftsmenship. Nowadays she collaborates with a very long list of heterogeneous Brands, such as Armani Casa, Knoll International, Alessi, Driade, Piazza Sempione, Casamilano, Molteni, Poliform and Gervasoni for which she is also artistic director. In 2000 she has been named “Designer of the Year” by prestigious German magazine Architektur & Wohnen.