Fabio Novembre to give the Lesson in Reverse
Piazza Costituzione 4
Fabio Novembre, designer, architect and blogger, will be giving the customary “Lesson in Reverse” during Cersaie at 10.00 a.m. on Friday 29 September, at the Europauditorium in the Palazzo dei Congressi in Bologna. His predecessors giving lectures in this unconventional format have included masters of design such as Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Riccardo Dalisi, Riccardo Blumer, Massimo Giacon and Ugo La Pietra.
The appointment with Fabio Novembre is one of the key events in Cersaie’s offering for its younger visitors, as part of the ‘building, dwelling, thinking’ programme. At the event, students attending schools all over the Emilia Romagna region will have a chance to put questions to Novembre and enjoy a unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with the acclaimed designer. The Lesson in Reverse will be introduced by Fulvio Irace, architecture historian and lecturer at Milan Polytechnic.
Fabio Novembre was born in Lecce in 1966. In 1984 he moved to Milan where he graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic. In 1992 he moved to New York to study film directing at New York University. During this time, he met Anna Molinari who commissioned his first interior architecture project in 1994: the “Anna Molinari Blumarine” store in Hong Kong. That same year he returned to Milan to open his own studio.
He designs architecture and interiors for the largest international brands. He has worked with the most important Italian design companies, including Driade, Cappellini, Venini and Kartell, and has also developed showrooms, boutiques and interiors for international brands like Lavazza, Blumarine and Stuart Weitzman.
In 2009 the Triennale Design Museum in Milan invited him to conceive and curate a show about his work entitled “Il fiore di Novembre” (The November flower), and in 2010 he designed and curated the installation representing Milan at the Shanghai Expo Italy Pavilion. In 2011 he art directed the “Lavazza con te partirò” (Lavazza, I’ll leave with you) exhibition at the Milano Triennale Teatro dell’Arte to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the company’s Calendar, followed immediately by the Steve McCurry exhibition at MACRO Testaccio, Rome. The following year he designed the installation for the fifth edition of the Triennale Design Museum.
In 2014 he designed all the interiors for the new AC Milan headquarters and in 2015 designed the Lavazza space at Expo Milan 2015. In 2016, he designed the INTRO installation for the 21st Milan Triennale.