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The accidental designer

Paola Navone trained as an architect and says that she did not plan on becoming a designer. By Tay Suan Chiang

IN a field dominated by men, Paola Navone is a breath of fresh air. The 64-year-old Italian is an architect, product designer and interior designer all rolled into one. She is greatly admired by her peers and fans and talks to you like a good friend even on a first meeting. She does not play the