Who really are you?
_Since 1966, I’ve responded to those who call me Fabio Novembre. Since 1992, I’ve responded to those who also call me “architect”. I cut out spaces in the vacuum by blowing air bubbles, and I make gifts of sharpened pins so as to insure I never put on airs. My lungs are imbued with the scent of places that I’ve breathed, and when I hyperventilate it’s only so I can remain in apnea for awhile. As though I were pollen, I let myself go with the wind, convinced I’m able to seduce everything that surrounds me.
I want to breathe till I choke.
I want to love till I die.
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
_Literally, plastic means “capable of being shaped” and that’s exactly what is my feeling when I approach a design in plastic. There’s an expressive freedom that rarely happens with other materials.
What is your favourite colour?
Which Vondom item from another designer would you put in your home?
_When I go through the Vondom catalogue, I realize that it’s full of designers friends of mine, so it’s hard for me to choose only one.
What do you prefer, classic or science fiction movies?
_Since I chose Fellini as my spirtual mentor and with the very first money I made I bought an original photo of Fellini shooting on the set of 81/2 …… I guess I’d say classic.
Do you have any fetish object?
_My rings, I suppose.
What is the last thing you have bought?
_An artwork from an artist.
Do you believe in perfection?
_There’s an idea of perfection related to the human body that in most religions defines the image of God. Let’s say I prefer Goddesses, and that in all art history I follow traces of divine in the representation of the naked female body. From Courbet’s “L’origine du monde” to my “HER” there’s a common ground that can be defined as love.
Do you have any quirky habits?
_I am a total maniac! I’m lucky ‘cause as a designer, people interpretates my fixations as creativity.
What do you do when you are not designing?
_I think I design even when I’m playing with my daughters.