The bulky look created by the solid sculptural masses of the semi-circular legs of Wedge contrasts with the lightweight feet, which culminate in an oblique chisel tip shape.
The entire volume of the table, hosting the large top, appears to become weightless and leans lightly on the tips of the legs, challenging the law of gravity.
The element of surprise is even stronger in the version with barrel-shaped glass top, the surface of which reveals the semi-circles of the supports, positioned in a purposely irregular formation.
The top comes in three different shapes - round, rectangular or barrel-shaped - with the four slightly curved sides and the option of choosing from bronzed glass, Moka-coloured ash wood or marble, in the Calacatta, Stone Grey and Nero Marquina colours. The bases, in Malt-coloured satin metal or polished steel - the latter clearly inspired by the Seventies - can be matched with the marble and wood tops. The base is also available in a Moka-coloured wenge wood finish only when combined with the top in bronzed glass.
Minotti and Oki Sato, Japanese designer born in 1977, first came into contact in 2017.
Multi-talented, poetic and original, in 2002, Oki Sato opened the architecture and design firm Nendo, of which he is Chief Designer. Internationally renowned for his multi-faceted approach, which spans from graphic design to product design, and from architecture to the creation of installations, Oki Sato officially joined the Minotti team of designers in 2018.
With his light, fresh and minimal style, he creates designs with a big personality and a poetic touch. He is mainly inspired by the manual work of master craftsmen and artisans, and by the interaction between people, objects and environment.
The creative synergy between Minotti and Oki Sato was expressed in 2018 with the launch of the Tape collection - a family of seats and tables characterized by a light silhouette and a strong identity - and the Ring and Waves coffee tables.
In 2019, the partnership continued, with Tape Cord Outdoor, the outdoor evolution of the award-winning and world-renowned Tape family, the Easel cabinets series and the Wedge table and coffee table.
In 2020, Oki Sato designed the Torii family of seats and furnishing accessories, available for both residential and Hospitality settings: a very detailed project that plays around with the roundness of the volumes, the thinness of the profiles and the apparent formal simplicity, at the same time highlighting the haute couture approach in Minotti’s distinctive sartorial craftsmanship.