Quadrado - Marcio Kogan / studio mk27 design
Inspired by the classic teak duckboard used in the yachting industry to facilitate the outflow of water, the Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan developed Quadrado, a modular system consisting of suspended square platforms that furnish outdoor spaces with exceptional lightness and flexibility. As a new product typology, Quadrado enriches the Minotti Outdoor collection, broadening the company’s offer with a young and contemporary concept that provides new informal solutions. The wooden bases welcome comfortable padded cushions with backrests in a special fibre woven with wicker-effect, available in Mud colour or plain Licorice colour. The sitting elements are interspersed with wooden surfaces that feature trays or candle holders, that can be arranged as desired with a surprising interlocking effect. A circular armchair joins this outdoor landscape characterized by its broad compositional freedom. The Japanese Metabolist architecture of the Fifties and the Sixties, defined by modular volumes, inspired Kogan to develop the Quadrado concept, an ideal system to furnish large open-air spaces, even of considerable sizes, where you can immerse yourself in nature and relax.
Metal backrest and armrests subjected to three processing phases: sand blasting, zinc primer for outdoor use (facilitates and improves adhesion of the finish paint) with polyester powder coat for outdoor use in polished Pewter color finish. The metal structure is covered in a wicker effect braided 5 mm Ø fibre; available in the following colors: Mud and Licorice
In solid teak (Tectona Grandis – First European Quality), 40 mm thick, natural finish, kiln-dried. Worked on CNC machines, assembled at 45° with finger joints reinforced with dowel pins. Underframe in metal painted for outdoor use. Woven elastic webbing for outdoor use in UV resistant synthetic rubber and polypropylene
Seat and backrest cushions in high resilience polyurethane foam and eco-friendly, waterproof fibre. To provide greater protection from water and moisture for the padding, all the cushions are covered in water-repellent polyester fabric. All the accessories – hinges, yarn – are waterproof and therefore suitable for outdoor use.