Designed in 2009.
Driade has been making its mark on the landscape since 1968, remaining at the forefront of Italian design from its aesthetic workshop, dedicated to “the art of living.” Switch Modern brings you access to a unique selection of Driade products, each one made to be a work of art in its own right. New, forward-looking concepts are mixed with heritage pieces for indoor or outdoor use, in homes and commercial buildings.
Choose among modern chairs by the likes of Philippe Starck and other iconic names, or a sectional sofa by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, outlined in a thin metal structure, its trim cushions seemingly suspended above ground. Tables and desks invite you to create inspired settings with Driade products like the edgy, Adelaide tabletop collection by Zie Dong. Survey our entire offering and begin your own journey into the art of living.
Borek Sipek (1949-2016) studied interior design in Prague before focusing on architecture in Hamburg, Germany at the Kunsthochschule. In 1983, he opened his design office after moving to the Netherlands. Sipek was known for his bold and colorful furniture and glassware designs, which he created for companies such as Driade and Lasvit. These stunning projects earned the designer a number of awards during his career, including the Croix Chevalier Dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1991) and the Prins Bernard Fons Prize for Architecture and the Applied Arts (1993). In addition to these honors, Borek Sipek served as court architect of Prague Castle, the official residence of Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president. In his obituary it was reported that “fellow Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky described Sipek as 'a global postmodern star' and said he played a key role in saving the Czech hand-made glass industry.”