NEW FORMS AND COLORS IN THE TRANSPARENCY MATTERS COLLECTION by Draga & Aurel
Once again exploring the meaning of transparency and transformation that gave rise to the capsule collection Transparency matters, the Draga & Aurel studio has created unseen original products for the year 2020.
GOLIA: a sublime encounter between substance and transparency
Premiered during Nomad St. Moritz – the exclusive exhibition of collectible design and contemporary art – the new Golia product line is made up of console tables, benches, and stools characterized by sculptural, almost monumental forms, and by an unusual combination of raw concrete, translucent resin, and shiny brass.
In the stools and benches, on the other hand, the base is made entirely of concrete and its surface features a particular effect obtained through corrosion with sea salt, which brings the material to life. The thick resin top, with its brightness and depth, reflects the outside world, changing, in turn, depending on the lights surrounding it. ⠀
AGATHA, JADE, JOY and REVERSO: new color horizons
In addition to these novel pieces, Draga & Aurel are also presenting new seductive colors for the already famous Agatha and Jade coffee tables, Reverso screens and Joy lamps. Inspired by the magical mineral color palette of Transparency matters, these products share with the rest of the collection ethereal transparency, luxurious sensitivity, and a reflective surface that plays poetically with the light.
The products in the Transparency matters collection are made by hand at the Draga & Aurel atelier in Como and reflect the interest of the artists in exploring the use of well-known materials with experimental concepts.
Inspired by the simplified volumes of Minimalism, the experiments of the Space Age, and the patterns of Optical Art, Transparency Matters summarizes the creative design journey of Draga Obradovic and Aurel K. Basedow. Presented for the first time in 2019, the collection includes seats, coffee tables, console tables, lamps, and partitions: unique Art Design items that embellish the interior and outdoor areas of the home.