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Abarth Chair by Fabio Novembre for Casamania

Milan 2010: Italian designer Fabio Novembre will launch a chair for Casamania in Milan next month featuring a transparent polycarbonate seat supported on a cantilevered aluminium frame.

Novembre developed the chair, called Abarth after the auto-sport division of car brand Fiat, to evoke race cars and speed.

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More about Fabio Novembre on Dezeen:

Il Fiora di Novembre in Milan last year (May 2009
Insegna Anche a Me la Libertà delle Rondini (July 2008)
Him and Her chairs (May 2008)
100 Piazze (May 2008)
Store in Rome (November 2006)

The text below is from Casamania:

ABARTH CHAIR design Fabio Novembre

Casamania, Fabio Novembre and Vivi have combined forces to approach a stylistic challenge: the creation of a new chair inspired by the ABARTH brand, the auto-sport division of the Fiat group.

For decades ABARTH has been celebrated for its customised FIAT automobile, characterised by a close attention to details, the use of innovative materials and the production of fast, hi-performance and fun-to-drive vehicles.

Fabio Novembre was inspired by these elements, transforming them into a chair: dynamic lines that symbolise speed give rise to transparent profiles which recall the rush of the wind during a race.

A light but highly distinctive seat is matched with a reverse cantilever base. The result is a modern and sporty chair, easily recognisable thanks to its forceful and dynamic silhouette.

The world of car racing is similarly evoked in the choice of the materials used in the chair, polycarbonate and aluminium.

Materials: polycarbonate, dye-cast aluminium