David Chipperfield’s Driade


David Chipperfield is looking surprisingly diminutive today. Silver‑haired, dressed in black trousers, a black poloneck and thick black-framed glasses, he is surrounded by key Italian journalists and magazine editors, plus an entourage of chicly dressed staff, also clad in black, at this, his first press conference as artistic director of Italian design firm Driade.

We are crammed into the back of Driade’s new Milan showroom, an elegant white space designed by David Chipperfield Architects, and waiting to hear all about why, having saved Driade from financial difficulties in 2013, its CEO Stefano Core has now decided to appoint an architect, and a British architect at that, as its rescuer and its touchstone going forwards.


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