Reviewers seem to love Fabio Novembre's work or hate it; but at
least they consider each design one at a time. Fabio is famous for
being talented, for being "out there," and for designing exactly what
he wants, not caring what reviewers think. He's a rock star.
I like what Anatxu Zabalbeascoa of. El Pais Casa, wrote about Novembre: "Fabio Novembre has patiently waited his turn. He didn't start to
build or to design until he knew exactly what he wanted. Halfway
between genius and madness, no one creates trends like he does... But he
has a trick: he is inimitable." (November4, 2006)
most really good rock stars, there are certain themes that inspire
them. One of Novembre's themes is sexuality. He professes love for
the human form, which he displays adoringly in these beautifully
sculpted His & Hers Chairs.
Some don't like Novembre's His and Hers Chairs; they think he
botched an opportunity to pay tribute to Verner Panton
who designed the
Panton Chair in 1960. Novembre's intention was to pay tribute to Panton; Novembre calls the His & Hers Chairs are an evolution
If you visit Fabio Novembre's website
and explore his works, the human form is gracefully, lovingly and, yes,
erotically displayed in many of them. Whether you think that
Novembre's His & Hers Chairs are "crass fetishism," or superb
renderings of the human form as functional sculpture, you will see that
the chairs are his expression of his art -- no one else's. And isn't
that really what the public should expect from any artist?
Sources: 3ringsdesign, Novembre Photo credits: 3ringsdesign