"Canova imagined that his Venus had been caught unawares in the nude and he gave her a marble veil to hide herself from indiscrete eyes. I add a succession of wooden shelves that cross the most private parts of her body to camouflage her in the midst of books and other objects. A four-handed job performed at different moments in time by two Italians who are particularly fascinated by the epitome of female beauty: Venus." Fabio Novembre

Novembre draws his inspiration from the wooden crates used by museums to transport statues and transforms them into graceful design objects. It has been classified as a bookcase but a different point of view may regard Venus as the statue of a goddess. Both opinions are correct and interconnected. Venus is both things: art i.e. the possibility of enjoying its beauty, and function, an essential part of design.

characteristics

Bookcase with five shelves in natural oak with sawn effect. Support elements in solid oak. Sculpture in recomposed marble in white color. Indoor use only.

dimensions

W.100/39,3" D.50/19,6" H.190/74,8"

W.100/39,3" D.50/19,6" H.190/74,8"

Libreria a cinque ripiani realizzata in rovere naturale effetto segato. Elementi di supporto dei ripiani in legno massello di rovere. Scultura in marmo ricomposto colore bianco. Uso solo interno.

Fabio Novembre
Fabio Novembre

Fabio Novembre was born il Lecce in 1966 and graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1992. He also studied cinema at New York University in 1993. Fabio opened his studio in 1994 and, as per today he has worked with the most important Italian design companies. His work has been recognized and published all over the world for its visionary approach.