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.