Founded in 2007 in the town of Como, Italy, Draga & Aurel is a multi-disciplinary design studio that works along the spectrum of furniture, textile and interior design. Draga Obradovic began her career in the fashion industry, first working in London and Milan as a textile designer before eventually settling in Como. Aurel K. Basedow graduated from Milan’s Accademia di Belle Arti with a degree in Fine Arts, having previously trained as a carpenter and woodworker. The most recent capsule collection reflects the use of transparent materials as well as a deeper exploration of what transparency can mean in art and design.
Inspired by Minimalism’s simplified volumes, retro- futuristic experimentation of Space Age design and the eye-bending patterns of Optical Art, Draga & Aurel have brilliantly synthesized these varied influences to build an all-new collection, entirely fabricated by hand in their Como atelier. Working with colored resin, bronze, and brass, the duo has designed all-new seating, tables, and lighting that span both indoor and outdoor.
Extended sizing on select works available exclusively through Todd Merrill Studio on a commission basis.