on 10 May 2011
A colourful monograph of the work of Paola Navone, designer, curator, art director.
Having studied architecture in Turin, she worked as an anthropologist in Africa, before returning to Italy to be a founding member of the influential Archimedia design group of the 1970's.
The book covers a cross section of her recent projects from home interiors, furniture and dishes, to shops and exhibitions.
Her output bears the imprint of a solid architectural training and a passion for the craft traditions of Africa and Asia. Her style is eclectic and stylish, with contrasts of cultures and eras, materials and textures. She lived and worked in Asia for most of the 80's and 90's, and makes full use of the range of Asian craft techniques in her projects.
She has designed for top European manufacturers, including Alessi, Knoll, Roche Bobois, Swarovski and Habitat.
The book is largely pictures of Navone's projects, with a short informative multilingual text by Caroline Klein. Text in English/German/French/Spanish/Italian.