Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27,
Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti

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London Design Festival: construction workers made this furniture on show at London's Gallery Fumi, but Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 has added small details to embellish each piece.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

The collection was produced in collaboration with Italian architects Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti, and includes tables, stools, shelves, an iPod dock and an umbrella stand.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Workers created the furniture using found materials on the construction sites of some of Kogan's buildings and the architects have added details that include gold-plated strips and nails, mosaic tiles and a marble shelf.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

An enamel-coated drawer transforms a side table into a jewellery stand, while a bright orange lamp turns another into a bedside table.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Vases are set into the wooden surfaces of some of the tables and one features an attached copper lamp.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Past projects shown at Gallery Fumi include furniture made from wooden dowels and an installation inspired by corn.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

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For the London Design Festival 2012 Gallery FUMI proudly presents Prostheses and Innesti by architect Marcio Kogan + Studio MK27, Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Prostheses and Innesti is a collection of works initially created by construction workers of Kogan’s building sites and then reinterpreted with gentle interventions by the Brazilian architect and his Studio MK27.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Born out of various necessities these pieces have been created with materials available at the sites.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

Kogan, mindful of the wealth of the ingenuity displayed in these anonymously constructed works, has modified and added elements to these pieces.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

These interventions to the original pieces evoke an effect of contrasts and offer new meanings and materiality, prolonging the lifespan and creating a new context open to new perceptions.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

FUMI will show the entire collection produced to date which spans 4 years including brand new works; the ‘Made in Italy’ collection.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

These new pieces are produced in collaboration with two Italian architects, Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti, who personally supervised the restoration works on the fifteenth century castle of Vigevano, Italy.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

The Italian collection has been entirely conceived and developed in Milan.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

The aim of the project is to represent the excellence of the workmanship and raw materials of the ‘Made in Italy’ brand, such as: the Murano glass, the travertine marble and the silk from the Lake of Como.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27

In this collection the creativity of the Italian and Brazilian architects is combined with the ‘accidental design’ discovered on the building sites.

Prostheses and Innesti by Studio MK27