Paolo Emanuele Nava (1989) and Luca Maria Arosio (1988) are Nava + Arosio. The studio of the two Italians designer has two headquarters, one in Milan, and one in Lissone, in a big house-studio- laboratory of the first '900's.
They start collaborating since the beginning of their university studies at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan. In 2012, they both obtained the honours degree in Product Design presenting a project called "Maniacal Mirrors". Working on different projects for prestigious firms like Rubelli, Lago, Porada, Italamp and in collaboration with Paolo Nava Design Studio, they begin to experience a humanistic design, that is to say a design in which the person is the center, with his/her material and immaterial needs.
In 2014 they found Nava+Nava Design Studio, that in 2018 evolves in Nava + Arosio Studio. The studio, founded in collaboration with Jonathan Nava, Shanghai contact point, and Alexander Nava, Hamburg contact point, has been gaining prestigious international awards, with several projects published by the most important mastheads of the sector.
Research and experimentation are the engine of our ideas, they said. The union between contents and aesthetic is the goal of our approach to design, in which every project is developed to meet the company’s needs and, ultimately, of the final users.
“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire
"We would like to use this quote to describe our collaboration with Rubelli. Rubelli is a company able to enhance its roots, while exploring new areas, applications, markets, also by investing in talents with confidence and adopting a long-term vision. Working with Rubelli is being part of a bigger family.
Paolo Emanuele Nava e Luca Maria Arosio