Designer

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. Thanks to their sympathetic methods, combined with an artist’s approach to material and composition Draga & Aurel are widely recognized for their clever reinvention of bespoke vintage design pieces. Their showing at 2009’s Salone del Mobile introduced the duo to the world stage; it followed the partnerships with important furniture and design companies that have pushed the pair’s domain beyond the reinvention of singular vintage pieces, including Baxter, Wall&Deco, Anthropologie, and more recently Visionnaire, Opera Contemporary and Essential Home/DelightFULL. In parallel, Draga & Aurel develop personal Art Design projects, including the Heritage and Transparency Matters collections designed and produced by hand in the atelier in Como.