A celebrated Italian designer and architect, Fabio Novembre is selected as the new Art Director of Italian brand Driade. Known for creating iconic products for Driade’s brilliant collections for years-, Novembre has now become the organization’s creative leader.
Novembre has been involved in designing enthralling objects, showrooms, boutiques, interiors and restaurants for the leading global fashion brands, including Blumarine and Stuart Weitzman. He has also designed architectures for societies such as Lamborghini and AC Milan.
Driade, which has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, believes that Novembre, with his flair, charisma and maverick creativity, will undoubtedly capture the energy of fashion that Driade’s CEO Giuseppe Di Nuccio is contributing to the furniture world. Giuseppe describes Novembre as a ‘space organiser, globetrotter, trend-setter and lover of beauty.’
On asking Novembre about being selected as a leader at Driade, the prestigious architect said that it is now his duty to make Driade soar in the furniture world. Talking about his purpose to capture the essence of Dirade’s strong deep roots along with brightening its future, he mused, “Wind will blow thanks to the contribution of the best minds, in line with the tradition of Driade: a nymph that, at 50, has lost none of its charm. The best has yet to come!”
In 2007 at Salone Del Mobile, Novembre presented ‘Venus’ a bookcase for Driade where he incorporated a human structure in it. Designed from oak veneer, the bookcase sectioned into five parts, and a statue made of marble mixed with resin rested in between the wooden slabs.
Established in 1968, Driade is one of the partners of internationally renowned Italian association Fondazione Altagamma. It joined ItalianCreationGroup in 2013, which is an Italian luxury hub that comprises various well-known brands such as Valcucine, Fontana Arte and Toscoquattro.
About Fabio Novembre
Born in Lecce in 1966, Novembre left for Milan in 1984, where he acquired an architecture degree in 1992. The very next year he attended a movie- direction course at the New York University. He created his first astonishing project: the “Anna Molinari Blumarine” shop in London in 1994. He even opened his own studio in Milan in the same year. Subsequently, he joined a mosaic tile brand- Bisazz as an Art Director and worked there for almost three years, from 2000 until 2003. His work there was to boost the international growth of the brand.
Nemo, 100 piazze - porta nuova, 100 piazze - venaria reale, 100 piazze - torino piazza s. Carlo, 100 piazze - lucca piazza mercato, 100 piazze - firenze piazza annunziata, venus, nemo miniature, to name a few.
Anna Molinari Blumarine store, Hong Kong and London
Bisazza stands, Stuttgart and Bologna
"Who's Who", Milan
Stuart Weitzman store, Rome, and many more