After bringing you Fabio Novembre's game-changing exhibition space for Steve McCurry's photographs yesterday we wanted to find out a bit more about the innovative Italian designer who put such an unusual slant on a photography show.
So we called him at his Milan studio this morning and he kindly allowed us access to his interior design archives which we bring you in the gallery above. We also asked him a bit about his approach to design. Here's what he had to say:
"Interiors are the stages we design to perform the stories of our lives. Playing each time different roles, depending on space and time. My aim, approaching the subject, is to adapt the space to the stories I imagine will happen inside that place. Each space has its own spirit, it's up to you to choose to relate to it or deny it. What influences me the most, is not what the space has been before, but its inner nature, its structural secrets, the feelings its walls have absorbed. I can really feel it and I relate to it."
When we asked Fabio for his personal favourites he said: "I'm very proud of all the works I've made and my efforts have always been as big as possible. But there's probably one of my interiors that I feel represents where I came from and where I'm going. It's the Stuart Weitzman shops that I've built all over the world. If you look at them carefully, you can find traces of the monochrome baroque of the churches of my childhood in Lecce, my hometown, and the balance between the Italian handicraft tradition and the digital dimension of our time that I try to achieve in all my work."