Straightforward, a dreamer and eclectic: her mind and soul are a combination of flavours and colours 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 of 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.
Paola Navone is an architect. She is a product designer for: Mondo, Poliform, Bisazza, Casamilano, Rochebobois, Egizia, Baxter, TerreBlu, Slide, Falper, Ceramica Viva, Emu, Habitat, Bontempi, Mamoli, Reichenbach, Eumenes, Poltrona Frau, Letti&Co, Barovier&Toso, Riva 1920, Anthropologie and Crate and Barrel.
She is an art director for Gervasoni.
She is an interior decorator of restaurants in Athens, Mykonos and Milan, PiazzaSempione’s showrooms in Milan, Düsseldorf, Rome, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo, New York e Las Vegas, the Illy Bar Concept in Milano; of the Art Trading office in Moscow; of the Dodo shops for Pomellato in Florence, Bergamo, Lecce, Bologna, Milan, London, Dusseldorf and United States.
She an industrial planner of surfaces - in primis and right from the beginning – for Abet Laminati.
She is a creator of exhibitions and events from 1975 at: La Triennale di Milano; Centrodomus Milano; La Biennale di Venezia;Pitti Immagine Casa and Pitti Taste in Florence; Abitare il Tempo in Verona; Ambience in Frankfurt; Salon Du Meuble and Salon Futur Interieur in Paris; Palazzo Carignano in Turin. For Barovier&Toso, Alcantara e Poltronafrau at Fuorisalone in Milano; “La Trieste di Magris” in Barcelona;
Maison & Objet Éditeurs e Scènes d'intérieur in Paris.
For Como Hotels and resort with Point Yamu Hotel in Phuket and Metropolitan by Como at Miami Beach.
Awards - 1983 Osaka: International Design Award. 1999 Paris: Prix d’éxcellence from Marie Claire Maison for Andaman bed; Prix createur de l’année of Maison&Objet. 2000 Koln: Designer of the year from Architektur & Wohnen. 2011 Milan: Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA) for Bed Bug for Poliform; Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA) for Metroquadro collection for Richard Ginori.