Mali Nave was born in Israel in 1971 and spent her childhood in Melbourne, Australia.
Her teen years were back in Israel and at 18 she served in the Israel Defense Forces for 2 years. After serving in the army she pursued her love for design and textiles and studied at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ram-Gan, Israel in 1997, where she majored in Printing and received a BA in Textile Design. Pleased with her education and experiences at Shenkar college, she returned to the school at 2007 as a member of the faculty, teaching Computer Design for Textiles and Prints, a position she still holds today.
After graduating from college she moved to Los Angeles, California in her twenties, where she found herself greatly inspired by the sunny, cosmopolitan west coast atmosphere.
After working for five years as a web designer, Mali Nave decided to return to her old love - textiles for the home industry. She opened a studio in Israel, where she worked with and represented other designers in the home industry. Nave often traveled to Europe and the USA, showing and selling her designs to companies within her main product groups: Bedding, wall paper, printed fabrics, and woven fabrics for furniture and drapery.
At 2009 she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Since then she teaches in Shenkar College and does freelance work in Textile and Graphic design.
Mali Nave is most inspired by the beauty of nature, geometric and ornament patterns and enjoys creating work that is a fusion of old with new; classic with fresh.