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“A family of tables which can function individually or as a whole.”
Abu is a family of tables which can function individually or as a group, allowing for an array of combinations. The design is based on a simple aluminum frame that can provide structure for a variety of surfaces that function as a tabletop or as a bench.
“The surface of each table consists of three different types of multi-colored granite.”
When each three element ıs assembled as a group, a continuous surface is created. As a one-piece, the shorter edges of the Abu Tables create a 90-degree straight line, whereas the longer edges create a curvilinear convex lıne.
“My work seeks to understand the limits of the design process and its effect on the objects that surround us.”
The designer Miguel Leiro — Born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, raised in New York —has a degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn / NY. Leiro’s general process is defined by context and not necessarily any typology or medium of choice.
Leiro’s design process is defined by context and not necessarily any typology or medium of choice. To him, content lies in the ‘site-specific’ considerations, resulting in a final design or intent. Emphasis is placed on the breadth of the object as an entity and its ability to act across contexts of industrial manufacture, artisan work and even prototype modeling. This foundation provides the possibility for projects to be founded on the notion of flexibility, enabling the user to develop a singular interpretation as opposed to a predefined conception.
“I find it crucial that every design can suggest and pose questions at a basic level to each person in a different matter.”