[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”5458,5452,5454,5453,5451,5460″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is an honor to meet a designer that you admire. A designer who in their career has done so much to literally alter the landscape of the field. We had that honor when we met Italian designer, Paola Navone over the summer. Known for her work with companies such Alessi, Egizia, Natuzzi, Reichenbach, Roche Bobois, and Crate and Barrel, Navone has been the creative director of the Italian furniture manufacturer, Gervasoni, since 1998. Her work as an architect, designer, decorator and creator is iconic. And her style is eclectic, as evidenced in the industrial interior that she calls home.
At home in Milan, Navone has created a space that is equal parts global and industrial. Punctuated with a cool color palette and unique silhouettes in the furniture and decor, her creative eye shines through. In the living room a textured floor is made of inset pebbles, while floor tiles in blue and gray create a unique carpet. Raffia lamps designed for a collaboration with Crate & Barrel hang from the ceiling in the dining room for a global touch. And the kitchen sports a collection of cookware fit for a chef, with red pendants that add a cool color splash.
Her own home just may be the starting point for her latest design collaboration – creating the Partner Country presentation for Ambiente 2016, the world’s leading international trade fair for products for the table, kitchen and household. Following Denmark, France, Japan and the USA, Italy is the fifth Ambiente Partner Country to debut at the show. Navone shared with us sketches of her design for the trade show that will celebrate Italian heritage, including food, design, and culture. Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to an impressive presentation by Navone, that will truly bring a piece of her eclectic vision of home to the world.