By Minotti

A floating island with square lines that marks the horizon of the living space. 

The new system by Marcio Kogan / studio mk27 takes shape from a suspended base, a solid thin line covered in leather, fabric or both, on which generous volumetric padded elements rest. 

Perfectly consistent with Marcio Kogan's design philosophy, the Horizonte modular seating system is the result of a clear architectural vision: a rigorous shape, raised seven centimetres off the ground thanks to a recessed plinth in matt black varnished metal, which gives the sofa a special feeling of suspension. A platform on which the upholstered elements are located  - seats, backrests and armrests - all conceived as large cushions with bold proportions and a strong personality. 

It is not only the dimensions that characterise these modules, but also their unprecedented softness, capable of maintaining a precise formal aesthetic, despite their welcoming sinkable effect. Comfort is in fact guaranteed by an innovative technology that uses pocketed springs inserted in variable-density polyurethanes that allow the memory of the shapes to be maintained and the seat to return to its original form, modelling itself to the shape of the user.

The base on which the upholstered volumes rest is made from a clever combination of materials: entirely in leather or fabric or in an original mix of both to create an even more refined and prestigious look. In the fabric version, the two strips are coupled with a zip, hidden by a creased seam, presented as an aesthetic motif that allows for the practical and quick removal of the covering. On the other hand, in the base entirely covered in leather, the covering is lapped: refined and inspired by the world of haute couture,this production technique means that the strips of leather are sewn together by folding back the edges. 

The seemingly simple appearance of Horizonte gives rise to a sophisticated style code that can be used in a wide range of configurations. By combining modules, sloping elements and others with built-in coffee table, an overall narrative that could continue forever without interruption is created.

For some elements, the base under the upholstered elements juts out from the seat cushion to accommodate a shelf, available in different sizes and configurations.

Like a full stop in punctuation, the module is inserted between the seats, enriched by a top attached to the base of the sofa: this does not interrupt the fluidity of the shape, adding a multifunctional top in Dark Brown stained Canaletto walnut, Liquorice lacquered ash, Calacatta and Grigio Orobico marble, or matt polished Nero Marquina and brushed Belvedere granite. 

In addition to the top, interspersed between the cushions, the Horizonte family also includes coffee tables and a side table.
The latter has been designed in perfect aesthetic continuity with the Horizonte seating system, from which it takes both the detail of the matt black varnished metal base and the thickness of the top: a horizontal groove engraved on the solid wood bullnose edge recalls the same concept of geometry used in the base.

The coffee and side tables also reflect the same style, with floor support in polished Bronze varnished metal and tops in Dark Brown stained Canaletto walnut or Liquorice coloured ash. The different sizes and heights of the coffee and side tables allow for a play of superimpositions that invigorates the horizontality of the entire family.  

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