Draga and Aurel, Baia Console in R19 Kelp Forest, IT, 2024

Draga and Aurel, Baia Console in R19 Kelp Forest, IT, 2024

Draga and Aurel, Baia Console in R19 Kelp Forest, IT, 2024

Known for their transparent works created in crystal clear resin, design duo Draga & Aurel’s Baia console plays with materials and geometric shapes for a pure, almost primordial composition. The thick, colored resin creates depth in juxtaposition with the rough concrete. The legs in lucite are transparent and colorless, a solution that emphasizes the object’s monumentality while maintaining the composition’s lightness.

Draga and Aurel, founded in 2007 in the town of Como, Italy, is a multi-disciplinary design studio specializing in unique works that blend colored resins, concrete, bronze, and brass. Inspired by Minimalism’s simplified volumes, retro-futuristic experimentation of Space Age design, and the eye-bending patterns of Optical Art, partners Draga Obradovic and Aurel Basedow have brilliantly synthesized these varied influences to build an all-new collection called “Transparency Matters’, entirely fabricated by hand in their Como atelier.

Interpreting the power of transparency to illuminate, delight, transform and distort, Draga and Aurel have perfected the art of resin, achieving high strength, jewel-toned, crystal-clear furniture, lighting, and accessories. “This collection is a symbol of our evolution as designers and artists. We approached the project holistically, mastering new processes, working with new materials and creating each piece by hand in our atelier. Designing this collection was an opportunity for us to express our joy and think outside the box following a decade of partnerships and collaborations,” explains Draga Obradovic.

Resin, Concrete
33.86h x 39.37w x 10d in
86h x 100w x 25.40d cm

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