CUGINO is the result of many tries; it evolved over time with wanting it to be an object that we don’t already know. We designed it over and over, making many variations, trying things out and learning from each new model. I wanted to make an object for Mattiazzi that is ‘not a stool’ and is ‘not a low table’, but could be both. In CUGINO I see an object that is open for interpretation, not given a function from the outset, that finds its use and its place over time. It is not about structure, it is not about economy. It is not appropriation — I was cautious not to quote directly from primitive objects. Because we worked on it for so long and made so many iterations, it came into its own.

Project assistant: Timo Weil (KG Design)
Client: Mattiazzi