In 1968, Antonia Astori founded Driade after graduating in Industrial and Visual Design at Lausanne. In addition to her work in furniture design, she has also worked in interior design on projects for homes, offices, showrooms, and stores. Antonia Astori played an important part in the national and international scene, including the unforgettable Eurodomus event held in Turin in 1971.
Nicola De Ponti graduated in Architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 2000. From 1996 to 1999 he gained valuable work experience at the architecture and design studio, Tusquets, Diaz y Asociados. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in Milan with the architectural studio Flavio Albanese, and he also is involved in design criticism.
By 2004, Antonia Astori De Ponti and Nicola De Ponti founded Astori De Ponti Associati, a studio that mainly focuses on interior design.