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The Pattern Collective

Paola Navone for NLXL

Paola Navone graduated in 1973 in architecture from the Turin Politecnico. Between  1970 and 1980 worked alongside Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Andrea Branzi in the Alchimia group, the most progressive set on the Italian design scene. She developed a highly productive and stimulating avant-garde stance. This gained her, in 1983, the prestigious Osaka International Design Award, bestowed for the first time that year. In December 2014, she was welcomed as a member of Interior Design Magazine's Hall of Fame in New York. 

Pola Navone is an architect. She is at director for Gervasoni adn Kieffer by Rubelli. She is a product designer for Mondo, Poliform, Driade, Casamilano, Rochebobois, Egizia, Baxter, Slide, Falper, Emu, Ercol, Habitat, Mamoli, Natuzzi, Reichenbach, Eumenes, Linteloo, Poltrona Frau, Letti & Co., Barovier & Toso, Riva 1920, Anthropologie and Crate & Barrel. 

Straightforward, a dreamer and eclectic: her mind and soul are a combination of flavors and colors of the South of the world - known, loved and lived - together with the taste and forms of the West, rich in traditions, open and continuously in movement. All fo this produces her untiring curiosity in her search for matters and materials, forms and structures. In her search for the present, the past and the future.