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The CORALIA Collection Is Inspired by the Magical Island of Capri

07.20.22 | By
The CORALIA Collection Is Inspired by the Magical Island of Capri

There’s something special about the combination of concrete and resin, the juxtaposition of hard and opaque paired with light and translucent is difficult to match. Draga & Aurel, a multidisciplinary design studio, together with the Rossana Orlandi Gallery, give proof as to why the materials work so well together in CORALIA. Making its debut earlier in July 2022 at NOMAD Capri, the collection is inspired by the magical island itself – specifically the sea. With so many shades of turquoise water and the warm colors of anemones to represent, CORALIA weaves together art and design.

concrete and resin wall lamp and coffee table in styled interior space

Photo: Lorenzo Butti

“It was no coincidence that we chose the name “Coralia,” which on the one hand makes reference to the most precious living thing in the sea, as a tribute to the host island. And on the other [hand], it suggests the concept of “choral”, which is a good way to describe the collaborative journey undertaken with the gallery,” says Draga Obradovic, founder of Draga & Aurel.

Water is an actual part of CORALIA: the raw concrete was treated with sea salt and Ragmate salvaged hand-knotted fabrics reminiscent of marine fauna. The collection includes both objects and artworks, with our favorites being the tables and lighting. It includes the GOLIA coffee table, JOY CIRCLE lamp, CALA bench and stool, RIVE armchair and stool, and artworks by Aurel K. Basedow.

two concrete and resin tables in interior space

Photo: Lorenzo Butti

concrete and resin table

Photo: Lorenzo Butti

three concrete and resin table, an armchair, and large piece of wall art in an interior space

Photo: Lorenzo Butti

three concrete and resin tables, a coffee table, and large piece of wall art in an interior space

Photo: Piergiorgio Sorgetti

concrete and resin wall lamp, coffee table, and three stools in an interior space

Photo: Piergiorgio Sorgetti

two concrete and resin tables, an armchair, and a large piece of wall art in an interior space

Photo: Piergiorgio Sorgetti

three concrete and resin tables on a white background

Photo: Federica Lissoni

detail of concrete and resin table

Photo: Federica Lissoni

detail of concrete and resin table

Photo: Federica Lissoni

detail of concrete and resin table

Photo: Federica Lissoni

detail of concrete and resin table

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin coffee table on white background

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

concrete and resin wall lamp

Photo: Federica Lissoni

To learn more about CORALIA, visit draga-aurel.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.