MC20 CUGINO is a minimalist stool created by Berlin-based designer Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi. CUGINO is an expertly constructed wooden object that is ‘not a stool’ and ‘not a low table’, but could in fact be both – CUGINO will find its use over time. Konstantin Grcic, who has a history in wood work, used the opportunity to experiment with the interplay of solidity and void to find a form that is open for interpretation, not given a function from the outset. It is not about structure, it is not about economy; it is a deliberate departure. It relies on Mattiazzi’s skill with complex joinery, construction and fine finishing. CUGINO is the result of many tries; it happened over time, with wanting it to be an object that we don’t already know, but also something that is maybe a little bit familiar.
Photography by Fabian Frinzel1