The storage units in the Superquadra family by Marcio Kogan / studio mk27 are of different sizes and are intended for a variety of uses, yet they all share the same minimal design, the same style - somewhere between classic rationalism and a contemporary vibe - and the same floating aesthetic, which endows them with an airy, suspended appearance.
The sideboard is available in several sizes and heights, starting from the dining, living/TV and cabinet versions.
In the first two variants, the body of the unit rests on a solid wood base. Sporting volumes of different sizes, it comes equipped with drawers, all with handles in a polished varnished Brandy-coloured finish.
The bearing structure of the dining and living/TV storage units is in Dark Brown stained palisander Santos with matt polyester lacquered finish, or in Black lacquered open-pore ash, and sits on feet with a polished Brandy finish. In addition to Dark Brown stained palisander Santos with matt polyester lacquered finish or Black lacquered open-pore ash, the storage elements for the dining and living/TV units are also available in a glossy, lacquered Moka-coloured version.
The cabinet, with its pure and geometric shapes, emphasizes the sophisticated combination of materials, creating a refined contrast between wood, varnished aluminium and glass.
All these elements host the same materials and proportions inspired by the elegant rationalism, characterizing the mood of the Brasilia range, and indeed the overall style of Marcio Kogan / studio mk27.
The dining version, available in the size 273,5 cm and in two different heights, offers four drawers, with a cutlery holder in Black saddle-hide in the top one. One important detail is the foot in aluminium with polished Brandy-coloured finish, which juts out from the line of the base.
The living/TV unit, available in a single 273,5 cm version, offers a storage space with two drawers and surface made of thin staves in Dark Brown stained Canaletto walnut that lighten the volume and create an original interplay of transparencies.
The cabinet, available in one size, 105 cm, is characterized by a frame with doors in stratified glass, coupled with a copper-coloured metallic mesh inside. This combination offers glimpses of the reflections created by the back panels in bronzed glass and by the double light strip, positioned on the sides of the frame. Inside, it houses a set of drawers in Dark Brown stained palisander Santos, with matt polyester lacquered finish.
Placing two cabinets together, one next to the other, creates an interesting twist on an effective storage solution.
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.