Telling Driade's history means retracing the many stories that from the very beginning have developed around the brand. The most recent step in terms of the ongoing development of the company is its acquisition by ItalianCreationGroup, an industrial holding involved in acquiring and accelerating the growth of small-medium enterprises whose brands represent the excellence and essence of Italian creativity. The Group focuses on offering managerial …
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Material Tendencies: Philippe Starck
Rather than trying to create beautiful objects, the French designer and architect considers it his duty to invent things that make life better for the largest number of people possible. He believes that the existence of an object is only justified
The In-Betweeners: the rise of a new office-furniture ...
In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what
Plastic - the mouldable material of modern chairs
In the visual arts the term 'plastic' is used for any form of creation involving a medium that can be sculpted or moulded, but it is also the term for a type of material that revolutionised the twentieth century. Using a number of plastic chairs as
The Bearable Lightness of Being: Architonic meets Tokujin ...
'Maybe I don't like objects.' It's not every day you hear such a statement from a designer, particularly one as celebrated as Tokujin Yoshioka, who was recognised as A&W Designer of the Year 2011 during this year's imm cologne, But, then again,