Creative Mind: Raphael Navot
The Paris artisan’s hand-crafted furnishings, accessories, and interiors evoke landscapes both real and imagined
“I like to mix it up,” says Paris artisan Raphael Navot, whose striking furnishings, accessories, and interiors evoke landscapes both real and imagined. “My process involves conceiving an idea through technology and executing it by hand.” This method was on full display at the most recent Design Miami/, where Les Ateliers Courbet showcased his Topographic Memories collection, a limited-edition series of undulating lamps and tables crafted out of cast bronze and travertine. Produced with Les Ateliers Saint-Jacques and the Fonderie de Coubertin, the timeless pieces embody his desire to conjure what he calls a “nostalgic future.”
Process: Navot is currently utilizing 3D printing and lost-wax casting in his practice. “I try to push the craft one step further. It’s always interesting to create a piece that could have been made 50 years ago or 50 years from now.”
“My process involves conceiving an idea through technology and executing it by hand”Raphael Navot
Up Next: New works will go on view this fall at Friedman Benda in New York—and don’t miss a capsule collection with storied cashmere brand Loro Piana, plus two new hotels and a spa on the French Riviera.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2022 Spring Issue under the headline “Creative Minds.” Subscribe to the magazine.