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Helena Rattan Chair by Borek Sipek for Driade



Unique wicker chair woven from black plastic and natural material. The Helena chairs have a back made of black plastic wickerwork that ends at the top in a kind of ram's Horn. This combined with the rattan The use of animal and organic forms makes Sipek's work idiosyncratic. The use of old materials and techniques reflects a leaning towards history and Craft - every attention to detail has been taken here. A lower chair, ideal for a side chair. Would look lovely in an airy bath room or perhaps on the veranda surrounded by plants. A beautiful addition to any room. Borek Sipek for Driade 1988.


  • Creator
    Driade (Maker),B. Sipek (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU908328697172

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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About the Maker


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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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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