Antonia Astori founded Driade in 1968 together with her brother Enrico and Adelaide Acerbi.
In addition to designing furniture, she played the role of project coordinator, getting to build a unique network of furniture design, exhibitions and stores.
She designed the forerunner containment systems Oikos I, Oikos II and Pantos. To those systems, Antonia Astori combines the design of individual pieces in which the sense of living is always the core.
In this spirit, she designed Aforismi, the San Souci Collection and, later, Virginia writing desk and Eileen bookcase.
Straightforward, a dreamer and eclectic: her mind and soul are a combination of flavours and colours of the South of the world - known, loved and lived - together with the taste and forms of the West, rich in traditions, open and continuously in movement. All of this produces her untiring curiosity in her research for matters and materials, forms and structures. In her research for the present, the past and the future. Paola Navone is an architect.
She is a product designer, an interior decorator and art director. She is a creator of exhibitions and events all around the world. In 1983, she won the prestigious Osaka International Design Award. She is Designer of the Year in 2000 for the magazine Architektur&Wohen. In 2011 won the Elle Deco International Design Awards for two project. On 2014 she has been inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s prestigious Hall of Fame. She has worked and still cooperates with most important companies of the international and Italian stage of the design world.