The signature style and architectural language of Studio mk27 are clearly visible in the design of Boteco, which plays with volumes by layering, removing and adding.
With its strong identity, the Boteco family of sideboards and coffee tables fully expresses the approach taken by Kogan, who considers the planning phase of architecture, interiors and design as “part of a single process in which scale is the only difference, and where the borders separating each territory are blurred”.
Closed spaces and open compartments define the look of the Boteco sideboards, in a carefully planned juxtaposition of materials and finishes.
The living and dining sideboards, with one single open compartment or with closable doors, have a structure in oak with Tobacco colour stain finish or palisander Santos in matt polyester lacquer finish, and a top that accommodates a tray insert with the bottom in Sahara Noir marble, the same used on the open compartment.
The sideboards stand on aluminium, blade-like legs with a Golden Brown finish. In the dining version, the interiors, whose finish matches the exterior one, are accessorized with a cutlery drawer and, in the sideboard with four doors, a glass shelf.
The partnership between Minotti and Marcio Kogan, Brazilian architect, began in 2017.
Marcio Kogan approached the world of architecture and opened the mk27 studio in São Paolo at the end of the seventies: it has a cosmopolitan team, today consisting of more than thirty architects, all great admirers of Brazilian modernism.
Volcanic and rigorous, attentive to the pure volumes and simple shapes of his designs, as well as the details and finishes, Marcio Kogan favours open, squared architectures - which aesthetically and stylistically merge in and out - characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows that erase the boundary with the outdoors.
With a design style inspired by nature, the warm, light-coloured woods of his homeland, and the clean lines of his architectural works, in 2018, he designed the Quadrado seating system for Minotti. A modular line featuring minimal volumes and materials, and characterised by the light, almost floating design of the bases. A well-structured series of products conceived to furnish both small and large open-air spaces, to be enjoyed in full relaxation mode.
The project was naturally extended in 2019 with the addition of the double daybed, armchair and dining table. Solutions with a strong visual impact, where the Brazilian architect’s distinctive design style comes to the fore.
For the 2020 Collection, Marcio Kogan further strengthened his creative partnership with Minotti by proposing, for the first time, three indoor designs: the Daiki armchairs (available also in the outdoor version together with the dining little armchairs), the Boteco family of sideboards and the Linha tables and coffee tables. The designs incorporate evidence of his trademark minimal style, defined by rigorous lines and shapes, which at the same time express a sophisticated choice of finishes and fine materials.