Driade Italic Lace Placemats and Coasters
Brass placemat and coaster
“siena 1440, the city and the year in which original lace items were made that provided the inspiration for this range of table accessories. back then they were made with a crochet hook, now they are made using photogravure. they give a modern twist to an ancient version, a memory and style soundly based in the traditions of this part of italy”. this gave rise to “italic lace”, a collection of refined placemats and coasters, designed for those who love to dress the table with elegance that is never casual. finishes include shiny brass, glossy black, red and the more classical white.
Finishes: Brass, Black, White, Red
Placemat Shapes and Sizes: Rectangular w 42cm, h 33cm, Round ø 34cm, Petal ø34cm
Coaster Shape: Round ø 10cm, Petal ø 10cm
The Designer: Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancmanin 2003, designer maurizio galante teamed up with trend forecast analyst and designer tal lancman, to form interware. their crossover vision transverses the different design disciplines, from fashion to furniture, interiors, architecture and gardening. as the duo moves freely between disciplines, they revisit domains equipped with new understandings, insights and observations. the process results in a multi-faceted concept, with a subtle balance between the pragmatic and the irrational. interware’s philosophy proposes a series of objects/companions; expressive, amusing, and thought-provoking designs, bestowing owners with their friendly presence. the team works on all elements of design and production, from trend research, to marketing, including definition of brand image, strategy, communication, packaging, and presentation. clients and collaborations include american express, baccarat, boffi italia, baleri, chopard, driade, elipson, felissimo japan, itochu japan, nokia, nymphenburg, pommery, tai ping and veronese. maurizio galante participates in numerous exhibitions and his creations are presented in the permanent collections of many of the world’s most renowned museums.
The Brand: driade is an aesthetic lab in continuous search for beauty in living space. the vast driade catalogue includes home, garden and public spaces furniture. pieces of art and objects for daily use, souls that blend each other harmoniously. all this makes driade unique in design world. the aesthetic lab is the result of the desire to introduce experimentation into mass-produced products. the search for creativity in each product constitutes the mission of the enterprise itself. driade creates products that are unique, eclectic, eccentric but at the same time elegant, timeless and, above all, joyful. within this alchemy of means of expression and sensations, everyone finds a driade that it looks like him.