5 key initiatives by Italian architect and Dezeen Awards choose Paola Navone

Italian architect Paola Navone has joined Dezeen Awards 2023 as a choose. Right here she selects 5 initiatives that finest mirror her studio’s work.

Navone says she has “a free and nomadic nature”, which informs her follow, starting from inside, furnishings, graphic and accent design to artistic path.

“I am a dreamer, instinctive and at all times curious in regards to the world,” she advised Dezeen. “In some way all of these items spontaneously move in my means of being a designer.”

Navone is founding father of Milan-based multi-disciplinary design workplace OTTO Studio, which is presently engaged on a undertaking for Como Inns in Burgundy in addition to an interiors undertaking in Athens, amongst others.

Paola Navone amongst Dezeen Awards 2023 judges

Dezeen Awards 2023 launched on 15 February in partnership with Bentley Motors. On Tuesday we introduced 5 extra Dezeen Awards judges together with interiors stylist Colin King and design gallerist Rossana Orlandi, who will likely be becoming a member of architect Navone on the judging panel.

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Learn on to search out Navone’s views on the 5 initiatives that finest symbolize the work of her studio.

Photograph by Dario Garofalo

Resort 25hours Piazza San Paolino, Florence, Italy

“We get pleasure from interiors initiatives as a result of it is a bit like writing a brand new film script – we’re at all times the identical authors however every new film is exclusive.

“25hours Resort Piazza San Paolino in Florence takes cues from Dante’s symbolism of hell and paradise.

“The theme has allowed us to set a sequence of wonderful scenography that includes the friends in an immersive and imaginative expertise.”

BiMstrò by Paola Navone
Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani

BiMstrò, Milan, Italy

“BiMstrò communicates our ardour for ephemeral design, upcycling and reuse.

“The idea behind this short-term bar in Milan is upcycling. We used current, uncooked and poor supplies, hand-made finishes in addition to recycled objects and furnishings in an sudden means.”

Azul Sofa by Paola Navone for Turi

Azul Couch by Turri

“All our initiatives are born from sudden alchemies that at all times make them slightly particular.

“Azul Couch by Turri is a blue velvet couch characterised by macro weaving. The material means that you can uncover a singular handmade weaving method which supplies the couch a particular softness.”

Baxter by Paola Navone


“At OTTO Studio we get pleasure from mixing the perfection of the economic course of with one thing imperfect like craft.

“The singular Baxter leather-based furnishings works the leather-based as a cloth. The intensive analysis on colors and contact makes these sofas notably snug and cocooning.”

Hybrid by Paola Navone for Mariaflora


“Hybrid is an eclectic assortment of indoor and out of doors materials with sturdy graphics and patterns.

“The gathering was designed for the extraordinary manufacturing excellence of the model Mariaflora.”

All pictures courtesy of Paola Navone.

Dezeen Awards 2023

Dezeen Awards celebrates the world’s finest structure, interiors and design. Now in its sixth 12 months, it has grow to be the final word accolade for architects and designers throughout the globe. The annual awards are in partnership with Bentley Motors, as a part of a wider collaboration that may see the model work with Dezeen to help and encourage the following technology of design expertise.