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Raphaël Navot integrates craftsmanship into design, so that the contemporary becomes timeless. A leitmotif in the shape of a signature, for the man who defines himself as a “non-industrial” designer.

Some of his designs have an organic feel, like his “Land” rugs for Diurne, reproducing the earth’s satellite landscapes in silk dyed with natural colours, or his “The Palm Duet” chaise longue accompanied by its ottoman, his latest creation in collaboration with Loro Piana. 

Raphaël Navot applies his love of craftsmanship to furniture publishing, with one-off and confidential pieces, as well as mass-produced collections, as demonstrated by his collaboration with Roche Bobois. The same approach is applied to his interior design work, which has become increasingly important in recent years, as witnessed by the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers in Paris.

From the 3D concept to the custom-made accessories, he works as a designer, dressing and furnishing hotels and restaurants, libraries, art galleries and private residences from A to Z. The Hôtel Dame des Arts, one of his latest creations, is emblematic of his work, with ceilings alternating between carved wood and contemporary frescoes, and walls lined with geometrically inlaid oak fluting. In keeping with the artist’s soul of the Paris Left Bank, Raphaël Navot has married tradition and modernity to tell a story.

Sophie Reyssat