Piazza for Kartell 2024

A tray that can evoke the typical spirit of Italian squares.  “I was born in Lecce, a small city halfway between Milan and Africa. I lived there until I was 18 and in my shoes, there’s still the dust of the squares in which I used to play football with friends or court girls. The square was the place where everything happened, it was the meeting place of a pre-mobile civilization. Today I am 51 years old and I am an architect. Age and professional practice are the filters through which I wanted to idealize that place, turning it into a witness of more intimate encounters, the fulcrum of more private gestures. The scale of relationships has changed and perhaps the surface of this square/tray will serve as an amarcord to reflect on our time”. -Fabio Novembre