Fabio Novembre

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Fabio Novembre
Fabio Novembre primo piano.jpg
Born October 21, 1966
Lecce, Italy
Nationality Italian

Fabio Novembre (October 21, 1966) is an Italian architect and designer.


He moved to Milan in 1984, where in 1992 he received a degree in architecture. In 1993 he lived in New York City where he attended a movie-direction course at the New York University. In 1994, he was commissioned to design his first project: the “Anna Molinari Blumarine” shop in London. In the same year he opened his own studio in Milan.

From 2000 until 2003 he worked as Art Director at Bisazza, contributing in the international growth of the mosaic tile brand. Since 2001 he has worked for Italian design brands such as Cappellini, Driade, Meritalia, Flaminia and Casamania.

In 2008, on behalf of the Municipality of Milan, the Rotonda di Via Besana museum housed an exhibition about his work, "Teach me the freedom of swallows”. In 2009, the Triennale Design Museum of Milan, invited Novembre to curate and design an exhibition on his work: “Il fiore di Novembre”. In 2010, the City of Milan was represented by an istallation that he designed and curated in the Pavilion of Italy at Expo in Shanghai.



  • Anna Molinari Blumarine store, Hong Kong and London (1994), Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei (1995)
  • Cafè l’Atlantique bar-restaurant, Milan, 1995
  • B Square store, Hong Kong, 1996
  • Blu discothèque, Lodi, 1997
  • ON Natural Wellness Center, Milan, 1997
  • bar Lodi, Lodi, 1998
  • SHU bar-restaurant, Milan, 1999
  • Via Spiga showroom, Milan, 1999
  • Li Cuncheddi hotel, Olbia, 2000
  • Tardini store, New York, 2000
  • Divina discothèque, Milan, 2001
  • UNA Vittoria hotel, Florence, 2003
  • Bisazza stands, Stuttgart and Bologna (2000), New Orleans, Bologna and London (2001)
  • Bisazza showroom, Barcelona (2001), Milan (2002), New York and Berlin (2003)
  • Novembre house/office, Milan, 2004
  • Meltin’ Pot stands, Berlin and Barcelona (2005), Florence (2008)
  • Meltin’ Pot showroom, New York (2005), Milan, (by SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory )(2006)
  • Stuart Weitzman store, Rome (2006), Beijing and Beverly Hills (2007), Hong Kong, New York and Paris (2008)
  • Margherita e Co. shop in shop, Bergamo, 2008


  • Honlywood chair, for B&B Italia, 1988
  • Mediterranea chaise longue, for Bonacina, 1991
  • Bottle prototype, for Uliveto, 1995
  • ORG table, for Cappellini, 2001
  • NET carpet, for Cappellini, 2001
  • AND sitting system, for Cappellini, 2002
  • S.O.S. Sofa Of Solitude armchair and chaise longue, for Cappellini, 2003
  • Point of purchase products, for Meltin’ Pot, 2005
  • RPH sofa, for Cappellini, 2006
  • Air Lounge System collection, for Meritalia, 2006
  • +13 plus one tree pot, for Casamania, 2007
  • maniglie Love Opens Doors handle collection, for Fusital, 2007
  • Moving Fashion Award, for Il Sole 24 ore, 2007
  • 100 Piazze trays, for Driade, 2007
  • SW416 small table, for Meritalia, 2007
  • HIM&HER chairs, for Casamania, 2008
  • STFS Slow The Flow System water tap, for Stella, 2008
  • Void System sanitary ware Line, for Flaminia, 2008
  • DIVINA sofa, for Driade, 2008
  • SEC armchair, for Cappellini, 2008
  • Histograms armchair and table, for Gispen, 2008

Exhibitions, Shows, Installations[edit]

  • Installation Nuovamente, exhibition on recycle, Milan, 1996
  • Installation Love over all, Paris, 2002
  • Installation Casa, Verona, 2003
  • Installation Skybaby, Milan, 2005
  • Installation Philips Transition: Light on the move, Milan, 2007
  • Exhibition Teach me the freedom of swallows,[1] Milan.[2]
  • Exhibition Il fiore di Novembre (The Novembre's flower), Milan, 2009
  • Installation Per fare un albero with Fiat 500, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Capri, 2009/2010
  • Installation Milano creative City, Italian Pavilion, Expo Shanghai, 2010
  • Exhibition Unexpected Guests - Homes of Yesteryear, Design of Today at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli at Milan, 2010

Lectures and Workshops[edit]


  • A Sud di Memphis, Idea Books, Milan, 1995 ISBN 978-88-7017-120-4
  • Be your own Messiah, Milan, 2001
  • Tra la contemporaneità degli input e la primordialità degli output, Abitare n.471, April 2007
  • A chi e a che cosa serve un Museo del Design?, Abitare n.480, March 2008
  • Why I created a table with 171 legs, L’uomo Vogue n.390, April 2008
  • Il pesce fuor d’acqua, Velvet n.18, May 2008



  • Giuliana Gramigna Paola Biondi, Il design in Italia, Umberto Allemandi &C., Turin, Italy 1999, p. 344
  • Leo Gullbring, Fabio Novembre, Frame-Birkhauser, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2001
  • editor Emilia Terragni, Spoon, Phaidon Press Limited, London, United Kingdom 2002, pp. 272–275
  • editor Katey Day, Designers on design by Terence Conran and Max Fraser, Conran Octopus Limited, London, U.K. 2004, p. 184-185
  • editor Jennifer Hudson, Interior Architecture now, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, U.K. 2007, pp. 210–215
  • editor Andrea Branzi, Capire il design, Giunti Editore S.p.A, Florence, Italy 2007, pp. 255–256
  • Beppe Finessi, Fabio Novembre, Skira Editore, Milan, Italy 2008

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