Driade was born in '68, some decades ago, in the same period as the trends that would have characterized the twentieth century: both the rigor of geometric and rational design and , on the other hand, the recovery of pop art and its influence on pop and radical design. Today, the "design landscape" is quite different, permeated as it is by the globalization and all- embracing digitization.
To understand Driade, you should visit its headquarters in Fossadello, near Piacenza.
I had been there often in the past but, I haven't come back for a long time. Seeing it again helped me to understand what it might be an "aesthetic laboratory" (as Driade likes to define itself) in these early twenty-first century. It would be useful to organize your path along the central hallway which goes through the building, a clear and rigorous sign, an architectural promenade on which offices and rooms, elegantly furnished, overlook. At the end of the walk you'll find a large room marked by high photographic panels representing the park of Würzburg castle, in Germany: a winter garden nestled in an endless time.
Lightyears takes pride in creating luminous lighting products that combine tradition and renewal. The core ambition of our collection lies in the fusion of the young and the established. We love the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, and we respect the skill and the trained eye of the experienced designers.
This collection offers modern interpretations of everyday lighting products, and we hope that our collection can shed light on new takes on how and where to use contemporary illumination. This season we proudly present three new lamps created by some of Europe's most renowned and talented designers. We hope you'll love them as much as we do.