The new, from Fabio Novembre.
When I was a child, some years earlier of Fabio Novembre, you still read the story of a small moorish called Pik Badaluk who could, with cunning and courage, win on the Lion, the great king of the forest. The “throne” in threads of woven plastic, with the back like a fan, reminded me to those stories (who knows maybe even to Fabio?). Certainly, however, with 36 h, terraces and gardens will dress in a fairy-tale way, a tale of distant lands and unusual shapes.
Easy chair. Two versioned aluminum structure covered with woven plastic: bicolored with gray front and white back, bicolored with white front and light blue back. W. 75 D. 65 H. 105; seat H. 46
How many fantastic animals would have dreamed Fabio Novembre to design 56 h? Grouse or coral snakes? Certainly it was a dream where men rode strange colorful creatures, swaying gently in their riding. The result is an amazing form, but above all it’s amazing that it could be real, providing to the daily life of design, where unfortunately often the images are repeated, a totally new dream.
Rocking chair. Three versioned aluminum structure covered with woven plastic: bicolored with gray front and white back, bicolored with white front and light blue back, multicolored white, gray and light blue.
W. 112 D. 107 H. 123; seat H. 38
“One of my earliest memories dates back to when my grandmother prepared the homemade pasta. We were ecstatic by the ritual she staged: the wisdom of the dough, the homogeneous leveled mass, the domestication of the surfaces.?Gestures handed down for generations, unifying practice and imagination, codes and extemporaneousness.?The world has changed so much since then, and practice and imagination refer less and less to a single actor.?I am free to roam the endless fields of fancy, building precarious bridges between conceivable and possible, in a process that ignores the temporal variation. On the contrary, those who turn my thoughts into substance, through manual dexterity and mastery of gestures, consider time as a plus value. The names of these two objects of memory, fellow adventurers in one’s raids of fantasy, refer then to the temporal element that each of them requires ,as a pledge in the hands of skilled craftsmen, in honor of their work and of the value that they’ll assume for those who will own them.”