Fabio Novembre (Lecce, 1966) is an architect and designer internationally known as a leading figure of new Italian design. In 1984 he moved to Milan where he took his degree in Architecture in 1992. In 1994 he was commissioned for his first architectural project: the "Anna Molinari Blumarine" shop in Hong Kong. In the same year he opened his own studio in Milan, where he still lives since then. From 2000 to 2003 he was Art Director for Bisazza. From 2001 he has been collaborating with firms like Cappellini, Driade, Meritalia, Flaminia, Casamania. In 2009 Triennale Design Museum of Milan invited him to concept a show on his work, with the title: "Il fiore di Novembre".
"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 a while.
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." – Fabio Novembre