Presented at the Lake Como Design Festival, in collaboration with Rossana Orlandi Gallery, LEWIT is the new, monumental bed sculpture created by Draga & Aurel with architect Giuliano dell’Uva and the Italian textile company Somma1867.
LEWIT is a free-standing furnishing item. Designed and made as a three-dimensional artwork, it merges contemporary taste and aesthetics with explicit references to the artistic avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s.
The bed’s majestic resin and concrete headboard is embellished with metallic details. The basic geometric shapes, contrast with bare materials, bright, vivid colors, and neon accent lights recall works by the great minimalists, from Donald Judd and Dan Flavin to the clever conceptual architectural installations of Sol LeWitt, to whose name the bed pays tribute.
In contrast, the cashmere and wool plaid — created as a limited edition for the project by Somma1867 — feature a free, abstract, and “wild” composition by Aurel K. Basedow. His design contains clear references to American expressionism and action painting, in which gesture becomes form and form comes to life through color.
With LEWIT Draga & Aurel expresses an encounter between nature and humankind, power and rationality. In particular, the colors allude to the natural aquatic world of the lake, with sometimes subtle, sometimes impetuous shades of blue and touches of the deepest greens.
LEWIT is distributed exclusively by the Rossana Orlandi Gallery.