Space Couture for Nilufar

Space Couture for Nilufar

For the second consecutive year, Draga & Aurel present a special project for Nilufar Gallery. Space Couture is a bright and dazzling furniture collection with vivid colors and reflective glossiness on display at the prestigious Nilufar 25 window in the very heart of Milan.

Inspiration has once again been drawn from the design and artistic experimentation of the 1970s, a period of rupture, fusion, and much creativity. Draga & Aurel have allowed themselves to be engulfed by the “optical tricks” of Opt art, Jeff Koons’ controversial play on blowup works, and inflatable objects. The result is a capsule of furniture that almost transcends time and a fun atmosphere.

Draga & Aurel have collaborated with Wall&Deco on a site-specific installation.

SABOT armchair
Shiny and reflective, coated in laminates and glossy varnish, this fun and ironic armchair is inspired by inflatable 1970s objects, such as the iconic Blow Armchair by De Pas, D'Urbino, and Lomazzi or by Jeff Koons’ controversial inflatable artworks.

BON BON lamps
Evolving from a coffee table in The Candy Box collection that goes by the same name, this wall light recaptures the delicious mood of the piece. Made entirely from thick resin with multicolored filters that take advantage of the material’s transparency, it’s a symbol of levity and playfulness.

Just like Victor Vasarely’s 1960s and 70s Op art, this resin column lamp releases kinetic energy through its intense color and distorted geometry. It features a slim silhouette that is simultaneously decisive and delicate, proud and amused.

“In this age of darkness, we need to be lighthearted, carefree, and ‘sparkling’.” - Draga & Aurel.

The collection is on view at:
Nilufar Gallery
Via della Spiga 32 – Milano
18-23 April, 2023

Photos by Riccardo Gasperoni