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"Nemo" Black or Red Lacquered Head-Armchair by Fabio Novembre for Driade, 2017

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"Nemo" is a polyethylene monobloc fixed or swivel iconic head-armchair, designed by Fabio Novembre and manufactured by Driade, available in black or red lacquered colors. Swivel version is for indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 32.6", W. 35.4", H. 53.1", Seat H. 16.1" FABIO NOVEMBRE uses furniture design to tell intense and fascinating stories in which the protagonist is often the human figure. This human figure is capable of becoming abstract and universal, able to propose a mythical beauty as occurred in Greek art. So that Nemo, a face with classic features, is hollowed out to create an inhabitable space. The result is a head-armchair to be lived from the inside. Like a mask, it simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant. Fabio Novembre said about Nemo: "In 2010 it happened that the name "Nemo" immediately evoked the famous little fish, protagonist of the movie of the same name, made by Pixar in 2003. If this question had been asked at the end of the nineteenth century, the answer would have probably been Captain Nemo, the protagonist of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" novel, written by Jules Verne in 1870. Going further back in time to the classical age, around 800 b.C, Nemo was the name chosen by Odysseus in order to deceive Polyphemus, the infamous cyclops of Homer's epic poem. Ulysses, used to disguise, declares that his name is Nemo ("No one"), in order to escape from a certain death: the destruction of the personality under the survival instinct. Despite I deeply feel a man of my era, the Greek origins of my native land make me link Nemo with Odysseus. Hence a name becomes a mask used to hide an identity. Mask which in the Greek theatre is also called "persona" ("person"), recalling the name sound that plays the part of amplifying the voice. It's a project born between the drawing by Gio' Ponti of 1950 "Un disegno è un’idea" ("A drawing is an idea") and "One, "No One and One Hundred Thousand" novel by Pirandello, in order to create a new identity, with no sexual and geographical features. An identity denied for a renewed idea of collectivity, made of eyes searching each other, beyond borders and barriers".
  • Creator:
    Fabio Novembre (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 53.1 in (134.88 cm)Width: 35.4 in (89.92 cm)Depth: 32.6 in (82.81 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    2017
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    1-2 weeks
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 98542841stDibs: LU163924065413
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