'aim + boca'
reaching out TO US from madrid, spain.
AIM (2015) is a cart/trolley that functions as a link between objects, the home and people. Its mobile capacity provides the user with a piece of furniture that navigates ones spaces. This experience results in a better understanding of the home. As the home contains the cart, the cart contains the objects. Thus, it caters a specific experience with the assembly of objects it bares.
“AIM attempts to embrace the contemporary yet timeless nature of mobility within our private spaces.”
One provides storage space and access whilst the other functions as a screen. It enables the user to present objects or conceal them. Manufactured in steel, corian, and valchromat, AIM’s design is defined by the contrast of its two faces.
BOCA (2014) is essentially a surface with a handle. The user then makes the decision whether to use it as a stool, chair or even a table. It exists as something simple, as if it were a sketch in the room. Its manufacturing defends this simplicity, being built from 4 turned components along with the handmade handle, as the interface of the design.
“People use chairs more than to just sit on them.”
The piece performs according to ones conception of their space, providing for alterations within the environment. The functional flexibility of this design leads to constant modifications within of our living spaces.
“My work seeks to understand the limits of the design process and its effect on the objects that surrounds 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.
“I find it crucial that every design can suggest and pose questions at a basic level to each person in a different matter.”