Fabio Novembre : Women, I love you
Fabio Novembre
Women, I love you
Gregory Sarah, December 3, 2007
Fabio Novembre_Be your own Messiah
Fabio Novembre_Be your own Messiah


As someone said: "men are from Mars, women are from Venus".

In spite of an opposite vision of life we have always been attracted to each other, and there's something magical in the fact that life starts from our conjunction. Personally I've always been amazed by the fact that a woman gives birth. Men are creators of things, women are creators of life. The perception of it has brought many sensible men (artists) to the divinization of the woman. The naked female body is pure essence, exploring its secrets opens the doors of perception, relating to its beauty makes you adore it.

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen


Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma
Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma


The advertising mechanisms of using naked female bodies for selling any kind of product is just a vulgar application of a concept as old as the world. I want all these thoughts to be filtered through the classicity of 500 years of art history, through the elegance of ageless visionary adorers. The friends I ideally chose for a temple of femininity are people like Velàzquez, Ingres, Giorgione, Cabanel, Mussini, Boucher, Grosso, and of course Courbet with his "L'origine du monde" displayed in a position that quench the thirst of worshippers. Using their paintings isn't only an attempt to elevate the souls, but also to stimulate the bodies. In fact people should get inside the painting, sitting in it, feeling the images on their body. That is more of an art history lesson, that is a total experience.


Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma
Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma


Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma
Fabio Novembre_Stuart Weitzman store, Roma


Fabio Novembre_SPD chair
Fabio Novembre_SPD chair


Part-poet and part-philosopher, Fabio Novembre (38) lives in Milan and is Italy’s most flamboyant interior designer. All of his creations, from Café Divina Disco to Stuart Weitzman shoe store, have a narrative element, often inspired by the grand themes of romantic love, life and death. Interview with Fabio Novembre...

Fabio Novembre_Honlywood
Fabio Novembre_Honlywood


Gregory Sarah: Where do you live and why?

Fabio Novembre: Planet Earth - gravity reasons.


Fabio Novembre_Sos Sofa of Solitude
Fabio Novembre_Sos Sofa of Solitude


Fabio Novembre_Una Hotel
Fabio Novembre_Una Hotel


G.S.: Where would you like to live?

F.N.: Anywhere.

G.S.: Where do you find inspiration?

F.N.: In a magic box ...

G.S.: What is your greatest achievement?

F.N.: To be born.

Fabio Novembre_SPD
Fabio Novembre_SPD


G.S.: What is your ultimate ambition?

F.N.: To die.

G.S.: Which living person do you most admire?


F.N.: My wife, for tolerating me.

G.S.: What do you consider your greatest strength?

F.N.: Being myself

G.S.: What do you consider your greatest weakness?

F.N.: Being myself.

Fabio Novembre_SPD
Fabio Novembre_SPD


G.S.: What is your favourite object?

F.N.: The soccer ball.

G.S.: Which record makes you dance?

F.N.: Sympathy for the devil

G.S.: When are you most at peace?

F.N.: After having sex.

Fabio Novembre_Bisazza, New York
Fabio Novembre_Bisazza, New York


G.S.: Who or what makes you angry?

F.N.: Many Presidents whose name starts with B ...

G.S.: Which 6 people (alive or dead) would you invite to a dream dinner party?


F.N.: Hugh Hefner and five of his girlfriends

G.S.: What is your favourite film?


F.N.:


Fabio Novembre_Org Console Three
Fabio Novembre_Org Console Three


G.S.: What is your favourite book?

F.N.: The Little Prince

G.S.: Who is your favourite artist?


F.N.: Fellini

G.S.: Do you believe in monogamy?

F.N.: I’m a married man...

G.S.: How would you like to die?

F.N.: Falling asleep.

Fabio Novembre_Table Org for Cappellini
Fabio Novembre_Table Org for Cappellini


G.S.: Do you believe in life after death?

F.N.: I believe in life and death

G.S.: What would be your favourite epitaph?


F.N.: Wanted everything, needed nothing

G.S.: What 3 things would you advise a visitor to do in Milan?

F.N.: Shop for fashion, eat good food and come visit me; what else?

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