Monster Cabaret

17 - 22 April 2018
Teatro Gerolamo
Piazza Ceasare Beccaria 8, Milan

Toyboys by Fabio Novembre

When you have no monster in your life to refer to, you simply can´t make anything scary or fearful. Therefore Toyboy is a beautiful monster; approachable and kind. “A new friend with monstrous proportions, a toy boy to soothe solitudes of the soul,” says about his “monster” the creator.


The Italian architect and designer was born in 1966 in Lecce. He designed his first project in 1994 in London and the same year he opened his own studio in Milan. He says he is on constant search for beauty. His works cover architecture, furniture, design objects etc. His personal motto is: I want to breathe till I choke. I want to love till I die.

Toyboy can play with your mind. From one point of view, you will see the Vitruvian man, the reference to the drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci. But look again! From another point of view, you will see something quite different. Something with an erotic twist. “Toyboy is built with traditional decorations of Bohemian glass, in a scale that hints at the world of sex toys,” explains Novembre.

My monsters

What are your private monsters?

My monsters are intolerance, racism, greed.

What was the monster you were afraid of in your childhood?

When you are a child the whole world is not built in your scale, so the first fears come from the gigantic gap between yourself and the surroundings. After that, the ancestral monster for a child is the darkness: shadows and fears usually cast the same silhouette on the fields of our consciousness.

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

Monster of Fascisms are coming back from the past, our duty is to oppose them.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan


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