COLLECTION AVAILABLE AT AVENTURA AND WYNWOOD FURNITURE SHOWROOMS
High-end design powerhouse will celebrate partnership with the Italian contemporary furniture company at Aventura showroom on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Miami, Fla. (February 2015)—Anima Domus, South Florida’s foremost destination for high-end contemporary Italian furnishings and home décor, is celebrating its collaboration with Driade as the exclusive South Florida retailer for the world-renowned furniture and home décor company. Event will take place at Anima Domus’ elegant Aventura showroom on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with notable guest Italy’s Consul General in Miami, Adolfo Barattolo.
“Anima Domus is thrilled to present the unique creativity of Driade to South Florida’s design-lovers,” says Marconi Naziazeni, president and owner of the Miami-based furnishings company. “Both companies are entering an exciting new phase: Driade, with the appointment of renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield as Art Director, and Anima Domus, as we add another celebrated Italian brand to our growing list of exclusive partnerships.”
Driade is one of the most iconic brands in the history of Italian design, with lifestyle offerings including indoor and outdoor furniture, home accessories and gifts, and lighting. Driade, which has produced collections by prominent designers such as Ron Arad, Philippe Starck, Antonia Astori and the event’s special guest Gordon Guillaumier, incorporates joyful experimentation to produce the finest Italian-made designs and high-quality products. Guillaumier’s beautifully designed contemporary furniture pieces, such as the Anapo table and Megara sofa, will be on display at the event. Also on display—and being showcased for the first time in the U.S.—are the classic Sereno table and hand-woven leather Rikka armchair.
In addition to Driade, the spacious showroom will boast a variety of designer Italian collections featuring quality craftsmanship as well as luxury and forward-thinking design. Collections include unique brands such as Porada, Clei, Fiam, Foscarini and Bonaldo, all manufactured with quality and care in Italy.
Anima Domus’ Aventura showroom is located at 18245 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33160. The showroom is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday by appointment. For more information, call 305-705-9975 or visit www.animadomus.com; “Like” on Facebook: facebook.com/animadomusFL; follow on Twitter: @animadomus.
ABOUT ANIMA DOMUS
Anima Domus was founded in 1998 by Marconi and Silvia Naziazeni and grew from a small family operation into Miami’s premier destination for high-end contemporary Italian home furnishings. With its
emphasis on understanding the needs of each one of its clients and catering to those needs, Anima Domus has become a leading resource for interior furnishings in South Florida.
Anima Domus extends special consideration for the trade, offering services such as project development, fabric selection, custom wall units, space-saving solutions and closet development that are geared specifically toward facilitating an easier purchasing process for its trade clients.
Driade was founded in 1968 by Enrico Astori, Antonia Astori and Adelaide Acerbi. Driade began a long-lasting relationship with some of Italy’s leading designers including founder Antonia Astori, Enzo Mari and Alessandro Mendini. It then went on to work with countless internationally renowned figures such as Philippe Starck, Oscar Tusquets, Tokujin Yoshioka, Borek Sipek, Patricia Urquiola and Fabio Novembre, to name a few.
In 2013, the company was acquired by ItalianCreationGroup, an Italian industrial holding company. The acquisition marked the beginning of a new journey for Driade, with a strategic vision that seeks to emphasize the unique qualities of the brand and boost its presence not only in Italy but also in other countries. That same year, the American branch Driade USA opened in New York City as part of the efforts to take Italian excellence abroad and become a leading light in international design.
Giovanni Perissinotto and Stefano Core, the founders of ItalianCreationGroup, are now the president and CEO of Driade respectively, while Enrico Astori is the Honorary President and Sir David Chipperfield is Art Director. The first joint project by the company and its Art Director was the creation of the new showroom that was opened in December 2014 at 8 Via Borgogna in Milan. For more information, visit www.driade.com.
ABOUT GORDON GUILLAUMIER
Gordon Guillaumier was born in Malta and moved to Milan in 1989 to study industrial design at Istituto Europeo di Design, later receiving a master’s degree in design at Milan’s Domus Academy. In 1993, he collaborated with architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni and, during this period, he also designed and exhibited his first products for elite design companies Foscarini and Mito.
In 2002, Guillaumier opened a design studio in Milan, working on product design, design consulting and interior design. As consultant and art director, he collaborated with Driade, Dornbracht Interiors, Rational, FIAM, Roda and Pamar. As a product designer, he has collaborated with Foscarini, Minotti, Tacchini and Varaschin, to name a few. Gordon has also participated in exhibitions and trade fairs including Pandora Design and Salona del Mobile Milano. For more information, visit www.gordon-guillaumier.com.