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Drasko Boljevic




Blanket & Couch Pet Sofa is part of a body of work entitled Magic Forest, which was born as the pandemic hit our world and we took shelter in our homes. The private space became our confinement, but also our playground. Magic Forest is a playful reimagination of the intimate relationship between every day objects and our body, intensified by the isolation experience. As we witnessed our world becoming smaller, our relationship with our immediacy did also grow stronger, with objects coming to life by playing with size and perspective. Human furniture grew out of proportion and our four-legged friends acquired a central place and their own designer lounge. Scandinavian influenced and inspired by mid-century Belgian design house Gervan, Blanket & Couch Pet Sofa is beautifully hand crafted in Melbourne. This unique piece was created with equal love for furry friends and interior design, and evokes an intimate sensory connection between the person, their loved pet and the functional object before them.

IMAGE > Drasko Boljevic, Blanket & Couch Pet Sofa, 2021, Tasmanian oak, varnish and faux leather cushions., 47 x 87 x 43 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.  > Drasko Boljevic, Roda Giant Retro Lamp, 2021, powder coated aluminium, recycled aluminium shade, steel, concrete, wood and wheels, 150 x 41 x 230 cm. Image courtesy of the artist. + Buy Now


Through this time I thought of our indoor environment as a playful reimagination of the intimate relationship between every day objects and our body, intensified by the isolation experience. As we witnessed our world becoming smaller, our relationship with our immediacy did also grow stronger, with objects coming to life by playing with size and perspective. Human furniture grew out of proportion and our four-legged friends acquired a central place, and in my case, their own designer lounge.


I used to see ducks around my house when I first moved in just before Covid, and during lockdown I discovered a local park with a beautiful pond (and their ducks!). Across the road there is a Buddhist centre and a cafe. I really like their design simplicity and smile there as well.

As we witnessed our world becoming smaller, our relationship with our immediacy did also grow stronger



My favourite room is our living room, it is where my partner and I (and our cats, Frida and Gusa) spend most of our time, it is always evolving and we like to keep it simple and uncluttered (unlike most of the rest of the house, and certainly my totally packed studio!)



Baby is a sculpture I created a long time ago when I first arrived in Australia from the former Yugoslavia back in the 90s. It was part of a series exploring the feelings attached to a new, unknown country. After struggling to recognise a foreign environment and identity, this piece represents the moment I was reborn in this crying baby figure. This object has accompanied me all these years and it brings me joy looking at it.




IMAGES [Top to bottom] > All images courtesy of the artist. 


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