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Draga & Aurel

Set up in 2007 by Draga Obradovic and Aurel K. Basedow, Draga & Aurel is a multidisciplinary studio and workshop for art, collectible design, and furnishing items. Armed with a diversified background in art, fashion, and craftsmanship, Draga & Aurel are widely known for combining original methods with an artistic approach to materials and composition.

Pioneers in upcycling in the design sector, Draga & Aurel began their journey by reinventing vintage furniture and objects in their own style and shaping the first Deshabillé and Heritage collections. Their 2009 debut at Milan Design Week marked the beginning of significant partnerships with furniture companies, the first of which were Baxter and Wall&Deco, followed throughout the years by others, including Visionnaire and Gallotti&Radice.

In 2019, the couple staggered the crowds at Milan Design Week with a new personal project: the Transparency Matters collection, which explores the use and significance of transparency in art and design. It was acclaimed by the press and sparked the interest of prestigious galleries, such as the Rossana Orlandi and Nilufar Galleries, with which important collaborations would arise in the following years. Their design production stands alongside the artist output of Aurel K. Basedow, comprising powerful, evocative, and poetic works. At Draga & Aurel, art and design follow two parallel and complementary paths, in a continuous exchange that strengthens and sometimes inverts their meanings.