May 27, 2014

DRIADE NEMO DESIGN BY FABIO NOVEMBRE




DRIADE NEMO CHAIR 2010 DESIGN BY FABIO NOVEMBRE




DRIADE NEMO DESIGN BY FABIO NOVEMBRE
Nemo, presented for the first time during Salone del Mobile 2010, is the manifestation of a design that enhances human figure and was proposed as a face with classic lineaments that reveals an inner seating element. A human figure capable of becoming abstract and universal, able to propose a mythologized beauty as in ancient Greek art.
In its new version, the Nemo chair is enhanced using metalic powder coating: iron, bronze and copper.
In 2010 it happens that the name Nemo immediately evokes the little fish protagonist of the Pixar Movie in 2003. If this question had been asked in the end of the XIX century probably the answer would have been the Captain Nemo protagonist of the book written by Jules Verne in 1870: twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Going further in time, in a classical era around the 800 b.C, Nemo should have been the name chosen by Odisseo to deceive Polifemo the cyclops of the Homer epic poem.
Ulisse, used to disguise, declares that his name is Nemo, no-one in order to escape from certain death: the destruction of the personality under the survival instinct.
Despite I deeply feel a man of my era, the greek origins of my native land make me associate Nemo to Odisseo. The name become a mask used to hide the identity. Mask that in the greek theatre is called also persona recalling the name sound that plays the part of amplifying the voice.
A project born between the drawing by Ponti of 1950 “Un disegno è un’idea” and the romance by Pirandello of 1926 “Uno, nessuno e centomila” for creating a new identity without sexual and geographical features. An identity denied for a renewed idea of collectivity made of eyes that search each others beyond the borders and barriers.













DRIADE NEMO
By Fabio Novembre 
Fabio Novembre uses furniture design to tell intense and fascinating stories in which the protagonist is often the human figure. This human figure is capable of becoming abstract and universal, able to propose a mythic beauty as occurred in Greek art. So that Nemo, a face with classic features is hollowed out to create an inhabitable space. The result is a head-armchair to be lived from the inside. Like a mask, it simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant.
http://www.driade.com/site/designers/fabio-novembre/nemo-516.html


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THE RAINBOW THIEVES 2010 MOSCOW
My name is Fabio Novembre and this is one day out of one thousand and one nights. I overheard forty thieves saying that they wanted to steal the rainbow and close it in their treasure store in a cave, the mouth of which was sealed by magical, opening on the words “omen Nemo”. Unbeknownst to them I made a deal with sunshine and rain so that when they approached the rainbow with their bad intentions, a magic spell turned them all in single colors, which rainbow is made of. Their destiny will be losing the sense of unity, keeping only a lonesome memory of the original bow in the sky. All that is not given is lost.

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FABIO NOVEMBRE
Since 1966, I’ve responded to those who call me Fabio Novembre.
Since 1992, I’ve responded to those who also call me “architect”.
I cut out spaces in the vacuum by blowing air bubbles, and I make gifts of sharpened pins so as to insure I never put on airs.
My lungs are imbued with the scent of places that I’ve breathed, and when I hyperventilate it’s only so I can remain in apnea for awhile.
As though I were pollen, I let myself go with the wind, convinced I’m able to seduce everything that surrounds me.
I want to breathe till I choke.
I want to love till I die
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www.novembre.it/fabio-novembre/