Aoyama, a neighbourhood in Tokyo known for its fashion houses, restaurants and shopping, is where the Danish-French designer Paul Leroy found inspiration for his Aoyama Table series. The nearly transparent base column in laser-cut steel plate, giving the table it's visual lightness and characteristic traits, supports the round table top of either a dining table or lounge table in a range of sizes. The Aoyama Table is a simple, functional, multi-purpose design that can be used alone or in conjunction with additional tables.
Paul Leroy (born in 1960) studied architecture, furniture design, graphics and industrial design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He opened his design studio while studying in 1987 and today the clients include Mercedes-Benz, Apple, Google, Copenhagen Airports, B&O, Sony, Nike among others.
The philosophy behind the Paul Leroy designs is that timeless beauty created in adequate solutions does change the way we all think and act. The aim is to create and shape physical products and spaces with the purpose of giving you pleasure and lasting value in your daily life. Trying hard to avoid here-today-gone-tomorrow trend movements, seeking to deliver solutions that are relevant in the present context, but with an incorporated longer lasting value.