New in 2011, the Nemo Chair designed by Fabio Novembre for Italian furniture company Driade, takes its name from various sources: the little fish hero in the Pixar movie, the Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and an ancient Greek tale. Designer Novembre explains the classical source: "Going further in time, in a classical era around the 800 B.C, Nemo should have been the name chosen by Odisseo to deceive Polifemo the cyclops of the Homer epic poem. Ulisse, used to disguise, declares that his name is Nemo, no-one, in order to escape from certain death: the destruction of the personality under the survival instinct." Thus, the theme of the mask is the inspirational thrust behind Nemo.
Nemo Chair. Designed by Fabio Novembre. Manufactured by Driade.
Interior/Exterior Greek Mask Chair
An indoor/outdoor chair made of lacquered polyethylene monobloc, Nemo is available in a fixed and swivel version. The chair comes in white, black, blue, violet, red, orange, and yellow. With hollow eyes, Nemo is difficult to know-the chair will remain "without sexual and geographical features."
A blank slate that welcomes anyone's personality, Nemo Chair allows users to invent and reinvent their personas, granting both symbolic birth and regeneration. Place the Nemo Chair anywhere on your property-from a living room to a formal garden-to offer visitors a place where they can truly lose themselves. The Nemo Chair is available at Domus Design Collection (ddc), with showrooms in New York and Los Angeles.
About the Manufacturer: Driade produces furniture and objects for daily use. The company includes four brands: driade, the philosophy of home-living; driadechef, the culture of cooking; driadestore, the light home; and driadekosmo, the world of objects. The Driade aesthetic proposes designs "based on the conviction that eclecticism, cultural collage, curiosity and surprise, represent the true sense of our age." The Italian company works with top international designers such as Ron Arad, Jonathan Olivares, and Patricia Urquiola.