100 Piazze by Fabio Novembre

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Milan 08: Italian designer Fabio Novembre presented a series of trays modelled on famous Italian squares at the Driade showroom in Milan last month.

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The trays, called 100 Piazze, are made of silver-plated brass.

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They depict squares including Campidoglio in Rome, Piazza del Mercato in Lucca, Piazza Santissima Annunziata in Florence, Piazza dell'Annunziata in Venaria Reale, Piazza della Scala in Milan, Piazza Ducale in Vigevano and Piazza San Carlo in Turin.

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  • Loretta

    less is more

  • Marcus Des

    I love the interiors Fabio Novembre designs but I can’t help thinking of these trays as kitsch.

  • Tyler

    They ARE kitsch and I love them.

  • Davide

    I’m not a big fan of Fabio Novembre but I like these trays a lot, although I think they’re are not very ergonomic. Nice idea.
    Imagine the intern that had to draw all the squares :D

  • http://www.architectonica.ca Dariusz

    Very beautiful objects.. What are they used for? trays for buns+cheese?
    Just wondering..

  • zuy

    nice idea easy to manufacture

  • sam

    I want to dislike them, but i can’t.
    Beautifully detailed. and yes, kitsch.
    a little kitsch never killed anyone.

  • Bonzo

    Nicely executed these.

  • http://www.biyingwei.cn b+b

    I’m a fan of Fabio Novembre,His idea is always bold,i like them

  • Mekaratta

    Novembre is the last hope that rescue Italian design

  • S_Trab

    Quote : “Mekaratta Says:
    Novembre is the last hope that rescue Italian design”
    Are u serious???
    Nice objects, but nothing more. It’ imagery. Novembre isn’t the only italian designer great at the moment: he’s just the most sponsored.
    Have a look around: world is full of good design, even if it’s not on a design blog or on another famous magazine.

  • http://www.labforfun.com labforfun

    Nice idea, simple but nice, i like it.

  • Timm

    just beautiful, was thinking about the technology, must be dual jet etching which can cut , etch and bend as well
    Hope am right
    novembre please reply because i have this technology in house and would not mind sponsoring the manufacturing for you
    keep up the good work!
    Cheers
    Timm

  • xerxes

    Timm. Dual jet etching doesnt give the required finish for the cuts. What would you say if I told you these were mostly handmade and only the windows were cut by machine!