The Draga & Aurel studio, founded in Como by the Serbian Draga Obradovic (1964-) and the German Aurel K. Basedow (1963-), is one of the most interesting emerging realities in the world of contemporary design. Rejecting the rigidity of industrial design, the duo prefers to define hers as an art design activity, in which two independent artistic paths converge: fashion design for Draga, painting and drawing for Aurel. Their research begins with the recovery of old disused furniture, to which they are able to give new life through the use of resin and contamination of materials: this is how the Heritage collection was born, consisting of unique pieces that are both vintage and ultra-modern. And it is through this collection that the encounter with the Baxter brand takes place, which uses their creations as a special set-up for its showrooms such as the Baxter Cinema in Milan. With Baxter, Draga & Aurel also passed with great success to mass production, contributing decisively with their precious and finely retro touch to the brand identity. There is also an important collaboration with Wall & Decò wallpapers and the creation of capsule collections for luxury brands such as Visionnaire and Opera Contemporary.