Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini


Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Milan designer Fabio Novembre has created these pill-like vases for Murano glass company Venini.

Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Imitating pharmaceutical capsules, the vases are blown in two colours with chemical symbols etched on their sides.

Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Novembre hopes the shapes and colours of the vases alone will make their owners feel happier.

Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs interviewed Fabio Novembre as part of Peroni Nastro Azzurro‘s series on Italian design - watch edited extracts from the conversation on Dezeen Screen here and here or read the full transcript here.

Happy Pills by Fabio Novembre for Venini

See all our stories about Novembre here and all our stories about Venini here.

Here's some information from Novembre:

“Blue pill or red pill? The Matrix (1999)


Usefulness is a concept that more and more fades away among the objects surrounding us. What we expect from these silent friends is to keep us company, make us laugh or in the best option, excite us.

Hormonal chemistry influenced by material chemistry. Happy Pills are a placebo coming from Murano that, with shapes and colours, would substitute pharmacological solutions.

  • modernstump

    These are neat. Seems like there are a lot of ways to play with these.

  • http://www.utedesign.com.au Kain

    Nice work Batman!

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    I approve this :)

  • http://santos_id.prosite.com/ chris santos

    I love these! I love good design, especially when it takes something like a vase, that typically I don’t leave out if there are no flowers in them and hide away in a closet. These you can still leave out when not in use! Bravo!

    • Giacomo

      A perfect product signed by Fabio Novembre. Incredible interpretation of design. We missed them a lot. Thanks Fabio for your genial vision of design.