Published on : Thursday, January 18, 2018
At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, that will take place from February 6 to 10, Guest of Honour Paola Navone creates a unic installation – Thammada. The visitor is invited to a colourful environment where everyday things are transformed into something special. This is the fifteenth time a renowned international designer is invited to design an installation at the fair’s entrance hall.
“Thammada” Thai word for “everyday”, embodies the conceptual approach of Paola Navone’s work. Everyday things, pattern and textures, fabrics, objects and furniture coming from different worlds are mixed together in a friendly, pop and colorful interior. In the adventurous world of Paola Navone it’s easy to unexpectedly turn the ordinary into extraordinary.
Paola Navone was born in Turin and later moved to Milan, although she sees herself first and foremost as a citizen of the world: driven by her strong interest in the most widely differing cultures – particularly Asian ones. She travels a great deal, bowing to a natural inclination to cross boundaries, and not only geographical ones. Paola Navone received her degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1973. In the 1980’s she was active in the avant-garde design movements Alchimia and Memphis and in 1988, she created the Mondo brand together with Giulio Cappellini. In her long and diversified career she has easily switched between the roles of architect, designer, art director, interior designer, critic, teacher and organiser of exhibitions and events, both independently and for selected clients.