About Driade

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

Anita Hackethal

23.06.2015

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

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The In-Betweeners: the rise of a new office-furniture ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

19.11.2012

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

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Plastic - the mouldable material of modern chairs

Susanne Fritz

17.02.2012

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

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The Bearable Lightness of Being: Architonic meets Tokujin ...

Simon Keane-Cowell

25.01.2011

'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,

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Prototype, prototype, prototype

Simon Keane-Cowell

04.02.2010

Architonic spends some time with VIA, the Paris-based organisation committed to identifying and supporting young French design talent.

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Nuovo Image Book by Driade

Driade

14.12.2015

Driade presents the new image book that, under the artistic direction of David Chipperfield, highlights the 2015 collection photographed along with some recent products together with some iconic ones, to emphasize the continuity between past, present

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