“Canova imagined that his Venus had been caught unawares in the nude and he gave her a marble
veil to hide herself from indiscrete eyes. I add a succession of wooden shelves that cross the most
private parts of her body to camouflage her in the midst of books and other objects. A four-handedjob performed at different moments in Yme by two Italians who are particularly fascinated by the
epitome of female beauty: Venus.”
Novembre draws his inspiration from the wooden crates used by museums to transport statues
and transforms them into graceful design objects. It has been classified as a bookcase but a
different point of view may regard Venus as the statue of a goddess. Both opinions are correct and
interconnLUCected. Venus is both things: art i.e. the possibility of enjoying its beauty, and
function, an essential part of design.
The structure is made of oak veneer while the statue consists of marble powder mixed with resin.