100PIAZZE - Palmanova Piazza Grande

The most famous squares of Italy and monuments that surround them come alive in centerpieces designed by Fabio Novembre: from Turin to Lucca from Florence to Rome, just to name a few.

“I was born in Lecce, a small city halfway between Milan and Africa. I lived there until I was 18 years old, and my shoes still bear some of the grit from the squares where I played soccer with friends or made out with the girls. A piazza was a place where anything could happen, a meeting place for civilization before the era of mobile phones. Today I am 40, and an architect. Age and profession form a filter through which I have an ideal image of those places. Rediscovering them with Google Earth and resizing them with a uniform criterion, they have become witnesses to more intimate encounters, fulcrums of more private gestures. The relationships of scale have changed, and maybe the reflecting surfaces of these piazza/trays can be of use as an amarcord to ‘reflect’ about our times.”
Fabio Novembre


Year: 2007
Dimensions: 10,5 x 58,5 x 67 cm
Material: Steel
Color: Polished stainless steel