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Tristano Medium Glass Fruit Stand with Green Base by Borek Sipek for Driade

$1,800per item

About

Elegant centrepiece in clear and green glass with gem decorations. Borek Sipek (1949-2016). After studying interior design at the school for Arts & Crafts in Prague (1964-1968), he went to Germany to study architecture at the Kunsthochschule in Hamburg, and to Stuttgart to study aesthetics and philosophy. in 1983 he moved to the Netherlands and set up the design office that would provide a base for his subsequent explorations of oriental and occidental arts and crafts. His fateful encounter with Driade, which resulted in furniture, objects and ideas that would eventually find their way into the Eidos, Malastrana and follies collections, also dates from his period. Sipek's systematic revisitations of traditional craft techniques and materials have won him not only several prestigious awards (including, in 1991, the Croix chevalier dans l'ordre des arts et des lettres from the French government, and in 1993, the prins bernard fons prize for architecture and the applied arts), but also, and perhaps more importantly , an international reputation as an imaginative and versatile artist adept at playing off traditional certainties against modern(ist) uncertainties. When appointed Prague castle architect by Czech president Vaclav Havel, he worked from 1992-1996 on architectural detailing and other features of Joze Plecnik's orderly 1920s conception, redesigning the state rooms and creating new exhibition rooms. While maintaining his major interest in art, he has also worked increasingly as an architect.

Details

  • Creator
    B. Sipek (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.9 in. (32.77 cm)Width: 9.8 in. (24.9 cm)Depth: 9.8 in. (24.9 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2018
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    8-9 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 89002371stDibs: LU1639211051023

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    Ships From: Wilmington, NC
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Driade

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.

About the Seller
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Located in Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2015 by Patrizio Chiarparini, this New York furniture gallery is a precious resource for interior designers, architects and collectors. Chiarparini takes a curatorial approach, informed by a well-honed fashion and design sensibility, to selecting the distinctive pieces from master artisans, groundbreaking contemporary designers and iconic brands that Duplex offers to its clients.

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