Carlo Colombo, a leading figure in the new generation of Italian architects, brings a clear-cut and glamorous touch to the Driade home. Garçonne, whose structure is fully covered with precious leather, is a sofa boasts wide and generous shapes; its soft and large cushions in leather or fabric are bounded by slim, gently curved armrests. Completed by the armchair, Garçonne is a luxury item, a fully-fledged protagonist, designed for people who love meeting friends and relaxing with their family.
- Metal structure, goose feather and different densities polyurethane foams padding and seat with elastic straps
- Width: 220 cm / 86.6 inch
- Depth: 80 cm / 31.4 inch
- Height: 78 cm / 30.7 inch
- Seat Height: 40 cm / 15.7 inch
- Indoor use only
- Note: The leather cover has to be intended fixed, not removable
driade was born in 1968 thanks to the joint efforts of a founding group formed by Enrico Astori, the art director who from the beginning defines the product and communication policies; Antonia Astori, a designer who is also the author of the company’s architectural image; Adelaide Acerbi in charge of the brand’s image and communication. since the beginning driade asserts itself for the quality of its creative offer and for an industrial policy heavily geared towards innovation, a synergy of three core designer elements: project planning, execution and advertising. producing furniture and furnishings as individual art objects following the rules of collecting. this is how driade was developed as a factory of art. whilst most other companies today are remembered for one success, one pinnacle moment, for the past 47 years driade has focused on becoming a continuously evolving aesthetic workshop.
Driade Garçonne Three-Seater Sofa Designed by:
- Carlo Colombo
Carlo Colombo was born in 1967 at Carimate. In 1993 he graduated in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, but by 1991 he had already made contact with Giulio Cappellini, for whom he designed his first piece in 1992: the Kyoto bed, presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan the same year.
From this time on Colombo’s work as a designer flowed into hundreds of projects in collaboration with the leading firms in the sector: Antonio Lupi, Arflex, Artemide, BYografia, Cappellini, DePadova, Emmemobili, EMU, F.lli Guzzini, Flou, Franke, Fusital, iGuzzini, IOC, Paola Lenti, Levi’s, Mood-Flexform, Moroso, Nube, Oluce, Penta, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Riva 1920, Rugiano, Sabattini, Serralunga, Tecno, Teuco, Varenna, Zanotta.
Colombo’s work as a designer, initially focused on product and interior design, has been progressively extended to the construction sector in Italy and abroad. In 2009 he won an international competition for the design of two multi-functional towers in Abu Dhabi and his renewed interest in architecture has found scope in teaching in China, where he has lectured on design since 2011 at the De Tao Masters Academy in Beijing.