Friday, December 30, 2011

Furniture: Driade 2.0

Supreme Italian design.

Driade continues to produce some of the most exquisite furnishings I have seen to date. (though it certainly helps being displayed in such incredible spaces) As opposed to last Winter's look at their wide collection, which featured primary clean lines and more solid materials, this season we notice a little something different—large, plush lounge seating and curvacious chairs in the most alluring red velvet, as well as more rustic spaces; another layer is revealed, proving that Driade seamlessly works into a number of different styles with a certain standard of quality and design...

Their Design: From the Catalogue,

"Driade’s many personalities are organized around a system, and each lives its own autonomous and complete life, which can be either orderly or unconventional, neo-bourgeois or revolutionary aristocratic depending on the sensitivity and taste of whoever is choosing. Each person finds his or her own individual Driade. Like art, the impassioned Driade project embraces listening and dialogue, interpreting the act of living as an open work. As a result, living becomes a subtle and refined pleasure whose indifference to form detracts nothing from its preciousness." Do you find these spaces and designs inspiring? Are there any you would love to have in your own home?

Plus, on the topic of Italy, do stop by {this is glamorous} to read this week's {take me away} post, for today we head to romantic Venice! And not just any visit, there is a little surprise just in time for New Year's!

Images & Quote: Driade catalogue 2011 (pdf. version)


  1. I'm in love with the red velvet...fabulous furniture

  2. Oooooh. I love those chairs in front the curved bookshelf. Those are sexy!

  3. Sara-
    You always have the most gorgeous images. The red sofa is amazing.

  4. Beautiful! well..the red sofa, the table with glass top! I will make some space in my home.
    Have a great weekend Sarah and a fabulous new years eve!
    Happy New Year!


  5. Jacquelyn: I just knew that you would be!

    Thank you all for your wishes—I wish the very same for you :)

  6. your images are fantastic, Sarah! so glad to read your message. Wishing you a fantastic new year full of joy, happiness and success. Big hugs


  7. Dear Sarah, great images as usual :)
    Hope 2012 brings you everything you wish for and dreamed of,
    A xx

  8. Gorgeous pieces in a gorgeous setting. Venice? Yes, please!! Off to visit that post. Happy New Year, Sarah!! xo

  9. I love the furniture, especially the crooked shelf, and the amazing interior certainly enhances the wow factor. Thx for your lovely comments on Patchwork and a Wonderful Happy Year to you, too, dear Friend!
    PS. We've had snow lasted for about an hour ;-)

  10. Sarah, no you're not a bad friend at alll... and indeed, i thank you for all your sweet and encouraging words over at my place. :) I'm so glad you liked my avon work, too. :) Smiled at the coincidence of the posted interior... I remember how much I loved that big mirror back when you posted it, but had no idea it was the same place. :)

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas-time, and i'm wishing you a wondrous new year!

    lots of love,

    p.s. i like this peculiar balance between baroque and modern! :)

  11. Oh my.....I want that red sofa. Happy New Year to you!!!!I wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2012. XO, Mona

  12. The contrast of old and new. Heavenly.
    That velvet sofa. And the ceiling light with the bare bulbs. Classic and modern. Both please!

    Ok, my friend. This will be my last blog comment for the year.

    Thank you for your endless inspiration and for you friendship and support. You are the best, Sarah. Heading up your way in January. Will let you know in advance. A lunch is a given!

    Love to you and yours,


  13. Hello gorgeous redhead! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful, beautiful, exciting and happy new year! Let every moment of it will be magical and unforgettable!

  14. Monika: I cannot wait to see you for lunch! x

    Natalia: You as well! x

  15. Hi, I think you are chairs Restaurant chairs by designer Lameranti is made from sustainable wood. An elegant and eclectic mix of materials and finishes describe the magnificent assortment of our furniture. We have a massive selection of design tables.


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