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Auckland

39 Nugent Street
Auckland
P +64 9 379 9680
auckland@ecc.co.nz

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Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm
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61 Thorndon Quay
Wellington
P +64 4 473 3456
wellington@ecc.co.nz

Showroom open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-4pm

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Christchurch

Unit 3, 75 Blenheim Rd
Christchurch
P +64 3 365 0012
christchurch@ecc.co.nz

Showroom open
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
Sat 10am-2pm

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Paola Navone is the exception in the otherwise male-dominated Italian design elite. In the 80s, Navone was active in the avant-garde design movements Alchimia and Memphis. In 1988, she created the Mondo brand together with Giulio Cappellini. After living for many years in Hong Kong, Navone now sees herself as an enlightened and enlightening “ethnic nomad”.

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Paola Navone is the exception in the otherwise male-dominated Italian design elite. In the 80s, Navone was active in the avant-garde design movements Alchimia and Memphis. In 1988, she created the Mondo brand together with Giulio Cappellini. After living for many years in Hong Kong, Navone now sees herself as an enlightened and enlightening “ethnic nomad”.

Due to her early experience, Paola Navone has a particular talent for rediscovering design from the past and bringing it to life in new, contemporary forms. This process always relies heavily on traditional handicrafts and has proved very successful. Nowadays, she works as an interior designer and consultant to furniture and material manufacturers, and always tries to combine modern design with traditional handicraft.