When it comes to great artists and designers, creativity has no bounds. Since I have my hands in a few different areas – interior design, photography, carpentry, etc. – I really like to see other designers who are doing the same.
So a few days ago I shared my obsession with geometric shapes (the hexagon!) and I thought it’d be cool to expand on a little further. Lots of designers use geometric patterns as inspiration, but one that recently caught my eye is the world-renowned Paola Navone.
Paola Navone is one talented lady. She’s been a major player in Italian design for over 30 years and has created some truly inspiring product designs and spaces. Talk about representing females in an otherwise male-dominated bunch!
What really drew me to Paola’s work is her avant-garde nature. She isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and rediscover designs from the past. So classic, so cool.
Navone’s portfolio is loaded with products from all areas – interior design for showrooms and exhibitions, furniture for the home, china, jewelry, installations – she’s done it all. Serious talent.
And Paola doesn’t stop at design for the home. She’s also contributed to some pretty stellar installations across Europe. This one below is called “The Secret Garden”, and was meant to feature the techniques and products offered by Italian manufacturers Citco and Barovier&Toso.
The glasswork, reflections, colors, and overall design of this installation is so epic and intriguing in photos, can you imagine what it was like in real life? I bet it was full of secrets…