DRAGA & AUREL
DRAGA&AUREL develops unique furniture collection like elegant wooden cabinet using pieces from various time periods and styles-an game of endless matching. The pieces can be combined in various ways according to the tastes and needs of varying environments in which different styles and periods find harmony in the uniqueness of the fabric.
DRAGA OBRADOVIC, the founder, was born in Cacak, Serbia, 1964. In 1984 she moved to Florence, Italy, where she graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti with a degree in painting in 1988. She started to work in fashion first as a model and later as a fashion designer for women’s collections. As a designer, she attempt to achieve a union between painting and style. She achieved the ultimate expression of thi desire in textile design.
From 1989 to 2005 she freelanced in various studios in London, Paris, Belgrade, Milan and Florence. Her designs have been chosen by important fashion designers. Through the years she has refined her own unique painting technique directly on fabrics, which has allowed her to create a unique collection in which colors, styles and textile meet, giving birth to a harmonious mix of past and present with amazing effects. At the same time, she does not overlook such technical characteristics as resistance and waterproofing. This kind of design process naturally lends itself to furniture.
In 2007 she began working with Aurel K. Basedow, artist and designer and his companion of over twenty years.