Imitating pharmaceutical capsules, the vases are blown in two colours with chemical symbols etched on their sides.
Novembre hopes the shapes and colours of the vases alone will make their owners feel happier.
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.
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.
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