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Driade

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Italian furniture brand Driade offers modern designs that are joyful, whimsical and slightly mischievous — words that might be used to describe the tree nymph of Greek mythology for which the company is named. Faye Toogood’s chunky, stout Roly Poly armchair and Fabio Novembre’s enigmatic Nemo chair — in which a backrest assumes the form of a human face — are just two examples of Driade’s eclectic furnishings.

Driade was founded in 1968 by brother and sister Enrico and Antonia Astori, and Adelaide Acerbi Astori, Enrico’s wife. Described by the company as a “factory of art,” Driade was focused solely on bringing distinctive and creative seating, case pieces and decorative objects to market in its early years. The brand sought to mass-produce decor and furniture that could also be seen as provocative works of art.

Driade's initial collaborations included Italian designers such as Enzo Mari, Nanda Vigo, Giotto Stoppino and Rodolfo Bonetto, to name a few. In the 1980s, the brand worked with influential and renowned designers from around the globe. In 1984, Driade partnered with French designer Philippe Starck and debuted his iconic Costes armchair during the same year. Projects with architects and furniture designers such as Ron Arad, Toyo Ito, Borek Sipek, Patricia Urquiola and others followed into the 2000s.

Over more than five decades — the company celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2018 — Driade’s fruitful partnerships have culminated in a vast catalog of chairs, sofas, coffee tables and other furnishings for the home and garden that evoke a unique and diverse blend of cultures.

Driade has also garnered international acclaim, winning the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979 and 2001 for Enzo Mari’s Delfira chair and ebony-finished, chipboard-top table, and again in 2008 for Ron Arad’s MT3 rocking armchair.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage and contemporary Driade tables, cabinets, armchairs and other furniture.

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In Stock Roly Poly Armchair Ochre by Driade, Faye Toogood
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Shapely and utterly comfortable, the distinctive Roly Poly Armchair by Driade is a well rounded lounge chair with a graceful, bowl-like seat up top and four solid legs beneath. It's a statement chair that's considered a classic of contemporary design, and can be found displayed in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide. Designed by Faye Toogood, the Roly Poly collection is the latest line for the Italian design house that's become an instant hit, coveted by both residential and commercial clients alike. The armchair can be augmented with upholstered cushions to create a cozy, scoop-like seat. The collection also features the Roly Poly Sofa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Driade

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Plastic

Pair of Black Costes Chairs by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Driade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of sleek, Costes chairs by French designer and architect Philippe Stark for Driade, Italy was designed for the Costes Cafe in Paris. The chair's barrel shell is made of bla...
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Late 20th Century French Post-Modern Driade

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Steel

Roly Poly Armchair Concrete By Driade, Faye Toogood
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Shapely and utterly comfortable, the distinctive Roly Poly Armchair by Driade is a well rounded lounge chair with a graceful, bowl-like seat up top and four solid legs beneath. It's a statement chair that's considered a classic of contemporary design, and can be found displayed in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide. Designed by Faye Toogood, the Roly Poly collection is the latest line for the Italian design house that's become an instant hit, coveted by both residential and commercial clients alike. The armchair can be augmented with upholstered cushions to create a cozy, scoop-like seat. The collection also features the Roly Poly Sofa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Driade

Materials

Plastic

Roly Poly Polyethylene Sofa in Ochre by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Driade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The distinctive, reassuringly chunky lines of Faye Toogood’s Roly-Poly furniture collection become even more inviting in her new collaboration with Driade. The latest line for the It...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Driade

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Plastic

"Tokyo-Pop" White or Black Monobloc Armchair Designed by T. Yoshioka for Driade
By Driade, Tokujin Yoshioka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Tokyo-Pop" is a white or black anthracite polyethylene monobloc iconic armchair, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and manufactured by Driade. White version only is available in quick s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Driade

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Plastic

"Tokyo-Pop" White or Black Monobloc Low Table or Stool by T. Yoshioka for Driade
By Driade, Tokujin Yoshioka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Tokyo-Pop" is a white or black anthracite polyethylene monobloc iconic low table or stool, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and manufactured by Driade. White version only is available i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Driade

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Plastic

"Waterfall" Lacquered Coffee Table Designed by Fredrikson Stallard for Driade
By Fredrikson Stallard, Driade
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Waterfall" is a white, gold or blue lacquered polyurethane Baydur iconic coffee table, designed by Fredrikson Stallard and manufactured by Driade. White lacquered version only is available in quick ship. Indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 23.6", W. 85", H. 13.3" Even a coffee table can become a piece of art if it can transcend typological limitations. Fredrikson Stallard deal with the issue by the strength of the material to be bent and shaped. The result is a completely new form, marked by an important and expressionistic depression in the centre of the top. PATRIK FREDRIKSON and IAN STALLARD began their collaboration in 1995 and have since become internationally recognized as leading exponents of British avant-garde design. They are well known for their ability to translate their creativity into simple yet emotionally engaging fine artwork and furniture. Their cutting edge, conceptually rigorous work has been regularly discussed and praised in the design press and is sought after by discerning collectors and furniture producers. Their work has been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, twice by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the French National Art Collection, and shown at the Design Museum in London, MoMA and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Their clients include some of the leading names in contemporary design including Swarovski, Chanel, Veuve Clicquot, Comme des Garcons, Dunhill, Remy Martin, The London Design Festival, Bernhardt Design, David Gill Galleries, Contrasts Gallery, Tools Gallery, Mitterand & Cramer, The Savoy Hotel, Soho & Tribeca Grand, Tarkett and Iittala. Fredrikson Stallard has exhibited widely including in London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Basel and Miami. Their work is given extensive coverage by press and print, featuring in books and publications such as The International design Yearbook, The Furniture Machine by Gareth Williams, Collecting Design in a Contemporary Market, 21st Century design by Marcus Fairs, The New York Times, Art & Auction, The London Times...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Driade

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Plastic

Italian modern red leather chairs Ed Archer by Philippe Starck for Driade, 1980s
By Driade, Philippe Starck
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern red leather chairs Ed Archer by Philippe Starck for Driade, 1980s Pair of chairs mod. Ed Archer in red leather. The main structure is shaped to form the backrest, seat...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Driade

Materials

Metal

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Driade furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Driade furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Driade furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 87 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 603 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Driade were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Paola Navone, Gervasoni, and Cappellini. Prices for Driade furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $70 and can go as high as $36,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,325.

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