Thursday, February 17, 2011
When looking for and purchasing vintage and antique pieces, I often seek character... be it smooth, worn edges on a chair, decades old, a rare frame with aged gold gilding, a personal touch written in an old, well-loved book. However, when it comes to new, more modern pieces, I seek precision; generally either slightly austere, with beautiful clean lines to depend upon, or those with undulating, artistic curves, that border sculptural pieces. Which brings me to the modern range of impressive furniture designs, shown, that seem to showcase both fluidity and simple, straight lines so well: Italian company, Driade. Perfect for a vast villa in the countryside, a chic apartment in the city, a charming townhome—the imagination is at freedom...
How nice it is to see some fabulous outdoor furniture—with great colors, designs and a multitude of possibilities. And how refreshing to learn that Driade desires to create products that may move quite easily from the inside out! In fact: "In the traditional Italian house there is little distinction between interior and exterior the outside architecture penetrates inside. And from inside it goes back outside with its porticos and terraces, its pergolas and verandas, its loggias and balconies, and with its furnishings that can look beyond the monotony of the everyday. The driadestore house rejects any principle of stylistic uniformity; it does not propose a story that has already been written, but the words of a story that everyone will weave together in different ways."
I really enjoy the direction that they have taken with their look—and with instant recognition that indoors and outdoors are connected by so many of their items. I also find the larger settings, with repetition and order to be quite interesting, giving the impression of a large gathering—perhaps a ceremony? But also, so perfect for a restaurant or beautiful café. What are your thoughts?
— images: Driade catalogs, via their website
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Labels: interior decor