The brand Goods was founded in 1995, inspired by the human being’s ancient custom of gift-giving. Nowadays, our collection consists of prominent home accessories and small furniture by Dutch designers. These designers are both internationally acclaimed and young talents. We distribute the products as a Dutch Design label.
Goods initiates the development of new products, yet other times designers approach us with an idea or design. When the product and design fit into Goods’ collection, the design is made production ready in collaboration with the designer.
Products from Goods are widely available in international museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Iceland Design Centre. Moreover, the collection is also sold internationally in design shops. Many of our products can be custom-made in small or large production runs, for example as small business presents.
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.