Transparency Matters | Brera Design Distric, April 2019
During Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, Draga&Aurel presented the new collection in the heart of the Brera Design District.
They took inspiration from Minimalism’s simplified volumes, the retro-futuristic experimentation of Space Age design and the eye-bending patterns of Optical Art. Together, they have brilliantly synthesized these varied influences to build an all-new collection, entirely fabricated by hand in their Como atelier. Working with coloured resin, bronze, brass, cast glass and vintage furniture in an inspired mineral palette, the duo has designed all-new seating, tables, lighting, bookshelves, desks and room dividers that span both indoor and outdoor.
Within the 200sqm Brera gallery, the pair interpreted the power of transparency to illuminate, delight, transform and distort. The space was divided into two zones: a brightly-lit central volume with a sequence of mise en scènes featuring the pair’s furniture, which branches off into a series of dimly-lit private rooms designed to highlight their atmospheric coloured lighting in resin and glass.
“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 solo collection was an opportunity for us to express our joy and think outside the box following a decade of partnerships and collaborations,” explained Draga Obradovic of the new exhibition.