Model Ruché brings together the unusual and the traditional, beautifully merging soft welcoming curves with rigorous straight lines.
The armchair NEMO (2011), designed by Fabio Novembre for the Italian producer company Driade www.driade.com.
Founded in 1968, Driade became immediately associated with High Luxury Design Furniture segment because of so many important collaborations made with best designers, architects and other cultural personalities, authors of many design icons, such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Fabio Novembre, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Alessandro Mendini, Naoto Fukasawa, Tokujin Yoshioka, and others.
After more than five decades in the business, Driade continues to create an avant-garde lifestyle, modern and rich in shapes and materiality, a balanced blend between Rock, Pop, Sexiness, Sophistication, and Experimentation (as the brand sees itself).
Both tables GHEO designed by the Italian architect Emanuele Missaglia for the Italian producer company PORADA look alike but are not the same. By shape and aspect, they are out of this world! Available in different sizes and materials.
The author of PAPILIO is the famous designer of Japanese origins Naoto Fukasawa, who signed products of simple beauty and ergonomic forms for many prestigious brands of international fame, as the Italian producer company B&B Italia.
Vincent Van Duysen, born in 1962 in Belgium, graduated in architecture in 1985, starts immediately working in Milan, collaborating with Cinzia Ruggeri and Studio Cibic-Sottsass Associates. Later, in 1990, he will open his own study, concentrating on architecture and interior design, but also in industrial design, creating exquisite furniture pieces for most important brands from the industry, such as B&B Italia, but also being the Art Director for Molteni&C and Dada, other two Italian brands of international fame.
His projects and design items are all signed by pure shapes, clean design, using natural materials making them TIMELESS.
On creating this masterpiece, have worked together two young and talented designers Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi, husband and wife. Coming from different cultures and having different backgrounds, Nipa from India, while Jonathan from Scotland. Together they have beautifully merged the best of both, implementing visual beauty, industrial precision, technological materials, and versatility. Their products are distinctive by functional qualities, architectural forms, and pleasant tactile feelings. The duo has created works for leading manufacturers of design furnishings, like B&B Italia, Moroso, Cappellini, and other international brands.
The armchair Do-Maru takes the name after ancient samurai armor, constructed with rigid leather plates. It is distinguished by exquisite modern design with a futuristic appeal and ergonomic forms, nothing better for a stylish home office or a modern minimalistic living room!
Being of Italian origins, Antonio Citterio, is one of the greatest names in the field of furniture and industrial design! Graduated in architecture at prestigious Politecnico di Milano, since 1972, he has collaborated in the field of industrial design with many international brands, among which are Kartell, Hermès, Flos, Flexform, Vitra, B&B Italia and Maxalto, another brand inside the mother-company B&B Italia, and many other.
He won twice the prestigious prize Compasso D’Oro, in 1987 and 1994, and has created hundreds of models, distinguished by innovative design, unique finishing, and exceptional ergonomic shapes.
One of his most recent creations is the chair Iuta designed for the Italian furnishing company B&B Italia in 2012, becoming almost immediately a Best Seller.
The author is a well-known French designer and architect, Jean-Marie Massaud. He collaborated with big names in the fields of design and fashion, such as Poltrona Frau, B&B Italia, Lancôme, Dior (to name a few), and twice was named DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, in 2007 and 2009, at Salon Maison and Object Paris – an international fair for home design objects.
Among his most famous creations is the chaise-longue Terminal 1. It has a linear and minimalistic look, perfectly suited for a lounge room/waiting area or a living room.