Eclectic, collaborative, resourceful. Driade designs are a fusion of furniture and art and a labor of love shared among many contemporary designers with the mission to represent the true sense of the modern era. Driade is an aesthetic workshop that has collaborated with designers and facilitated innovative research and trends from the very start. The brand proposes a philosophy of home-living based on the conviction that eclecticism, cultural collage, curiosity and surprise represent the true sense the modern era. Through the years Driade has produced furniture and objects to suit every functional need, aesthetic aspiration, and lifestyle requirement. Today, the Driade catalog is composed of a wide variety of furnishings, accessories, equipment, and objects of art intended for daily use.
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Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she also led the product development department at De Padova, where she co-designed with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her own studio of product design, display and architecture.
Patricia Urquiola has received many prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award and the Design Prize Cologne.
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