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"Meridiana" Polycarbonate and Steel Chair Designed by C. Pillet for Driade

$620per item

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"Meridiana" is an iconic chair, designed by Christophe Pillet and manufactured by Driade, with a chromed or matte black painted steel structure and with a shell in polycarbonate in white or black colors or in transparent polycarbonate in clear or smoky gray colors. Indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 22.8", W. 22.4", H. 32.8", Seat H. 17.7" In 2004 Christophe Pillet designed Meridiana, the iconic chair of Driade collection, taking inspiration from diamonds: facets of cut diamonds capture and reflect light. A chair, a small armchair and a stool are available in different versions: transparent, smoky gray, white, black, red or with leather upholstery. A seat with an unmistakable, easily identifiable look, perfect for a dining room, a study or an office. CHRISTOPHE PILLET graduated in Decorative Arts in Nice in 1985, then cooperated with Philippe Starck to become, in 1993, an independent designer whose main interests are projects dealing with with interior design and interior architecture. He takes part of this new and interesting pulse being contemporary French design; he was nominated for “Designer of the Year” in 1994. Scrupulous designer for his rigorous choice of materials and finishings, from the beginning he searched a sober elegance in his collaboration with brands such as Edra, Trussardi, Daum, Lancôme, Shiseido and Whirpool.

Customization Options

Available with chromed or matt black painted steel structure and shell in polycarbonate in white or black colors or in transparent polycarbonate in clear or smoky gray colors.\nPlease inquire for additional information.

Details

  • Creator
    Christophe Pillet (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.8 in. (83.32 cm)Width: 22.4 in. (56.9 cm)Depth: 22.8 in. (57.92 cm)Seat Height: 17.7 in. (44.96 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2017
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    9-10 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU163928488023

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Wilmington, NC
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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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.

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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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