Driade is an aesthetic workshop that right from the start it worked with designers able to anticipate new lines of research and trends. It proposes a philosophy of home-living based on the conviction that eclecticism, cultural collage, curiosity and surprise, represent the true sense of our age. Through the years it has produced furniture and objects to suit every furnishing and lifestyle requirement. Today the reach Driade catalogue is composed by finished furniture, equipment, kitchens, complimentary furnishings and objects of art and daily use.; it is divided into four brands: driade, The philosophy of home-living; driadechef, The culture of cooking; driadestore, The light home; driadekosmo, The world of objects.
The Italian furniture business was founded in 1968 in Piacenta. The three founder: Enrico Astori as the Regisseur of Driade, his wife Miss Adelaide Acerbi as designer of the business image and communication, and sister Antonia Astori, as architect and product designer.
Already in the year of the foundation achieved Driade with furniture system of the same name by Antonia Astori a respectable success. Other designs followed, like the armchair Melaina by Rodolfo Bonetto (1970), the System Oikos by Antonia Astori (1972) or the filigrane chair Delfina by Enzo Mari (1974).
In the 80ies presented Driade the historical legendary design collection Driade Aleph, whose designs were attached to the Italian furniture design group Memphis. The most popular object of the Aleph Series is the three-footed Caféhomechair Costes by Philippe Starck, who is today a cult status. More famous international designers like Ron Arad, Matthew Hilton or Mario Bellini tie with their designs on the streak of success.
Another collection of driade is the kitchen system Driade Chef, which has always been updated and advanced by Antonia Astori since 1978 .
The label Driade Store exists since the mid of the 1990ies, which adresses the young, and price conscious audience. Practical and beautiful formed products, in which the innovation lays in the detail, stand for the mostly made of plastic products of Driade Store Line. Famopus designs, like the Lord Yo chair by Philippe Starck or the Tokyo Pop Collection by Tokujin Yoshioka are the signboard of the young series. But also high graded, international designers, like wie Konstantin Grcic, Marco Zanuso, Sebastian Bergne, Ross Lovegrove or Jorge Pensi emboss the picture of the products of the Driade Store.
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