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Transitioning between the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, teacher and curator, Paola Navone is widely considered one of the most popular designers of her generation. A highly regarded fixture of the Italian design scene, she has collaborated with design houses such as Knoll, Alessi, Serax and Gervasoni.
Graduating in 1973 with a degree in architecture from Turin Politecnico, Paola Navone began her career in design working alongside Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Andrea Branzi in the progressive Studio Alchimia. Developing a truly original aesthetic and approach to design, Navone was the first recipient of the prestigious Osaka International Design Award in 1983. Since then, Navone’s straightforward approach to design and visionary style has continued to impress and she has remained an ardent proponent of design.
Traveling across the globe and finding inspiration in each of the cultures she encounters, Paola Navone’s early designs were largely influenced by her travels in Asia. Founding her own design house, Mondo, in 1988 alongside fellow designer Giulio Cappellini, Navone created pieces such as the Ghost 16 Sofa, the Gray 24 Chair and the Nepal Side Chair. Splitting her time between the cultural hubs of Paris and Milan, Navone continues to create exquisite designs.
Gray 23 Chair
Designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni, the Gray 23 Chair in grey is an elegant design that would enhance any interior.
Crafted from natural American Walnut and finished in grey, the curved Gray 23 Chair features a stylised low back. Part of the Gray collection by Paola Navone, the Gray 23 Chair combines the minimalist lines of Scandinavian style with the graceful curves of Gustavian design. Together, the fusion of these striking styles has created a harmonious and contemporary collection of casual furniture.
Products by Paola Navone