Wednesday August 28th, 2013 - 12:59PM
Crate and Barrel has announced that it is partnering with Italian designer, architect, art director and interior designer Paola Navone on exclusive housewares collections that include tabletop, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, dining tables and seating.
The first of three planned collections designed by Navone will consist of more than 140 items across the multiple categories.
"Every project begins with a meeting, be it a master, a craftsman, an artist or a business owner. Each meeting is the beginning of a beautiful adventure," said Navone. "My first meeting with Marta Calle was the spark that ignited this dynamic collaboration with Crate and Barrel. Many people from different cultures and parts of the world helped contribute to the Paola Navone Collection Only at Crate and Barrel. We all come away feeling enriched from this experience."
Each piece in the collection incorporates Navone’s personal entertaining style, according to Crate and Barrel. At its heart are three distinct tabletop offerings, designed exclusively for Crate and Barrel, including a selection of ceramic dinnerware, flatware, hand-blown glassware, serving pieces, plus table linens and accessories. The collection also offers a wide array of dining furniture, including eleven dining table options complemented by nine different seating alternatives.
With her first collection with Crate and Barrel, Navone draws upon her lifetime of travel and passion for global culture and design.
"Paola draws influence from many cultures, which she blends effortlessly into her designs, her homes and her personal style," said Marta Calle, Crate and Barrel President and Chief Merchant. "We are thrilled to collaborate with Paola on this exclusive, affordably-priced collection, which reflects our shared values of casual elegance in entertaining and everyday living."