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"Elisa" Indoor Three-Seat Sofa Designed by Enzo Mari for Driade

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"Elisa" is a three-seat sofa, designed by Enzo Mari and manufactured by Driade, featuring a structure made of steel finished in black-brown epoxy paint, cushions in polyurethane foam of varying density and polyester fiber with removable fabric only covering. Indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 31.5", W. 92.5", H. 32.6", Seat H. 16.9" ENZO MARI is universally considered as one of the greatest theorists of Italian and world design. Since the 50s he has been participating in avant-garde design movements, joining the group of Kinetic Art where he met Bruno Munari, who influenced some of his future works. By the 60s he already held a prominent position on the Italian design scene, with a particular focus on the functional aspects of products. In his work Mari addresses “problems with the psychology of vision and programming in the field of aesthetic research”, always in the context of reflection “on human work (...) from the intellectual/planning phase to manual or industrial execution” (Burkhardt, 1997). In 1972 Mari took part in the "Italy – The New Domestic Landscape" exhibition at the MOMA in New York. Mari’s works are displayed in the world's most important art and design museums, including the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre in Paris. His hundreds of projects are all marked by a strong theoretical approach and include children’s books, graphics, kitchen utensils, table accessories and furnishings for Alessi, Driade, Hermés, Zanotta, and Zani & Zani. He won four "Compasso d'oro" design awards.

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Details

  • Creator
    Enzo Mari (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.6 in (82.81 cm)Width: 92.5 in (234.95 cm)Depth: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Seat Height: 16.9 in (42.93 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2022
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    9-10 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU163928730213

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    Ships From: Burlington, NJ
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    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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