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apr 14, 2010

fabio novembre: nemo

‘nemo’ image © designboom

‘nemo’ is an armchair created by italian designer fabio novembre. here he uses his furniture design to tell stories in which the protagonist is often the human figure (or parts of it). this human figure is capable of becoming abstract and universal, able to propose a mythicized beauty as often seen in greek art where heroes take on proportionate and divine features in sculptures.

in 2008, fabio novembre brought a mysterious reclined lady to life in his ‘divina’ lounger, and so with this new piece novembre seems to state the possibility of an ‘anthropomorphic design’. in fact, ‘nemo’, a face with classic features is hollowed out to create an inhabitable space. the result is a head-armchair that similar to a mask, simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant. ‘nemo’ can be used in both interior and exterior environments.

‘nemo’ is currently being showcased at the driade store as part of milan design week 2010

image © designboom

image © designboom

image © designboom

image © designboom

fabio novembre portrait © designboom

  • This will be the winner of the most ugliest chair in Milan this year!
    Ok I don’t like. ; )

    [url=http://www.rothring.com] rothring [/url] says:
  • really love the concept…but pic with masked model is sooooo utterly redundant and unnecessary

    lanvy says:
  • Freaking excellent, like a flashback to the 70’s when design was still surprising.

    Ugly no, kitsch yep @ 200%

    Needlepoint says:
  • Closer to a piece of art than industrial design but I like it !

    Bull says:
  • just no

    Tom says:
  • o ~ the phantom of the opera…excellent

    but what is that in the model’s mouth?

    siuwawa says:
  • horrible.

    f.stachio says:
  • If a student did this they’d get ripped to shreds.

    clown says:
  • This is a fantastic idea. I love it

    claudie Bastide says:
  • Excellent…..I would love to see these masks, in psychiatric wards is one thought. Clever and ingenious concept and work. Would make a change from the Couch.

    Angus says:
  • The scale of this idea has been executed is what delivers the concept. Dropping a single colour into the collection gives a supernatural ambiance.
    One aspect that struck me was the cultural heritage that the designer has drawn upon, is the Venetian celebration of the masked carnivale.
    I enjoyed the inside reveal of the linear grooves racing through the form. I would just like to curl up inside one.
    una bella idea

    Isobelle Pover says:

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