The “table” or his smaller version the “small table” (in Italian “Tavolo” and “Tavolino”), are places for doing things, for thinking, for meetings, for pleasure, for banquets, and thousand more things. As they have this multipurpose nature they are always – or almost always...- shaped just like a generic flat surface, an “empty space” for all and everything.
The Avolino design is born from the desire to articulate this bi-dimensional surface and transform it into a real, complex, rich, and multiform space, not a generic space but a specific, designed space.
To do so the surface has been extruded and divided into sections, it renounces on a few sides of the generated cubes to embrace multiple uses, visions, or occasions. This leads to the creation of vertical and horizontal containers for different kind of objects and ornaments, surfaces for laying, or just spaces to enjoy thanks to the play of lights and shadows that the volumes - full and empty - can offer.
The name “Avolino” cames from the renouncement of the “T” which has a shape that resembles a table in his classic meaning.
The structure has been thought to be a block made out of a stainless steel plate 20/10 mm, cut, bent, and molded to form a solid tridimensional frame on which are applied four legs of stainless steel profiles 25x25 mm. For the surface finish, it has been chosen the “vintage blu spazzolato”.