Italy is famous for producing some of the best interior design firms in the world.
Driade, is perhaps the quintessential interior design firm. Firmly based on bedrock of solid craftsmanship, Driade provides some of the most innovative solutions for the home interior.
The company dates back to 1986 when it was founded by Enrico and Antonia Astori as well as Adelaide Acerbi. The quality of their products and unparallel manufacturing policies quickly earned them an enviable reputation.
At the heart of the success of the firm is the strong family bond that formed the basis of the company policy. Enrico took on the role of the coordinator and entrepreneur, Antonia shouldered the responsibilities of designer and architect while Adelaide built up the communications network though visual merchandising and artistic design.
An interior design company is a loose description of what Driade actually do. This innovative company is involved in all of the aspects that are related to home design. They extend their expertise and knowledge into every object that can be found around the household. Whether it is everyday objects, furniture, objet d’ art or layouts, they have something to offer.
Driade have cultivated connections over the years with some of the leading experts in not just furniture design, but cultural figures, design critics and even historians. All this is an effort to be able to better understand the requirements of clients and provide finished products that truly stand out with their quality and design.
This desire to provide the best services possible has allowed Driade to constantly be one step ahead of fashion trends and the demands of customers. Since their foundation they have been ahead of their and the talent that Enrico Astori has for recognising and recruiting talent has helped Driade to grow and evolve without hindering its core foundation of excellent craftsmanship.
The full Driade collection offers an impressively diverse selection of products. It is split into three distinctive brands; Driade, Driadestore and DriadeKosmo.
Each one has its own unique character; together these sometimes contrasting brands form a network of close knit of professionals. This unusual symbiosis has placed Driade into a unique role not so much of creator but of coordinator. Where the mother company supports and organizes the individual creativity of each brand.
A passion for creating beautiful and timeless designs is what has allowed the brand to grow and thrive in an ever changing market. Just like a great dynasty, Driade is a family whose roots are spreading.
Text by Patrick Dante