studio fabio novembre crafts lapsus carpet-chaise lounge for GUFRAM
studio fabio novembre crafts lapsus carpet-chaise lounge for GUFRAM studio fabio novembre crafts lapsus carpet-chaise lounge for GUFRAM
may 14, 2013

studio fabio novembre crafts lapsus carpet-chaise lounge for GUFRAM

studio fabio novembre crafts lapsus carpet-chaise lounge for GUFRAM




lapsus is fabio novembre‘s latest carpet-chaise lounge design produced in a limited edition by GUFRAM.


a ‘lapsus performance’ by fabio novembre took place at ‘le dictateur’ during milan design week 2013. the gallery is run by photographer and professional jokester pierpaolo ferrari and guests were invited to enter a clinical-looking room through a tiny door, a transition suggesting an analogy with ‘alice in wonderland’. for this special occasion fabio novembre was dressed like his wife candela and viceversa. both were talking with their guests about the idea of a ‘lapsus’ meanwhile a motorized swinging light bulb completed the surreal scene.


‘the couch of sigmund freud is the most representative piece of furniture of the last century, and it is no coincidence that le corbusier in 1929 created a design version of it. a persian rug covered the original bed, layering symbols. ‘the carpet is an interpretation of the universe: separates an inside from an outside, one on top of the other. it has dimensions (ie order), borders, frames and magic patterns. in this case — realized with the ‘rorschach‘ inkblots (psyschological test whereby doctors are able to determine whether you are mentally insane or not). in greek mythology, the fate is woven through the feminine weft and the masculine warp: we are the mortal vehicle of a virtually immortal substance… but this is not a lapsus.’ fabio novembre says.

taking cues from sigmund freud’s couch, fabio novembre’s ‘lapsus’ resembles the doctor’s infamous sofa

images of the performanceimages © settimio benedusicourtesy fabio novembre

images of the performance: (left) photographer and co-owner of the gallery pierpaolo ferrari, fabio novembre, artist and co-owner of the gallery federico pepe(right) vogue italia editor-in-chief franca sozzani, fabio novembreimages © settimio benedusicourtesy fabio novembre


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