Turo - 20/20 Vision
Launching at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week is Turo, Allermuir’s newest collection of tables, born out of a desire to produce a timeless design. The tables’ simplistic silhouette is constructed using seven common design components that are carried throughout the range.
Taking inspiration from the bezels featured on classic vintage dive watches, Turo seamlessly integrates a multi-faceted table leg detail. Crafted with precision, the icosagon* shaping of the leg adds a subtle focal point to the range, without taking away from the beautiful simplicity of the construction.
Turo offers 3 distinct top shapes, square, rectangular and round available in varying sizes to accommodate a multitude of purposes. A truly versatile collection, Turo is well suited to everyday use in every type of environment be it corporate, hospitality or education.
“Allermuir aims to bring a touch of home to commercial interiors, Turo’s softer approach to the everyday table creates an inviting and unobtrusive place to meet, work or collaborate.” Mat Ousby, Head of Design, Allermuir.
Eliminating distractions, Turo has no gimmicks. It’s made from a minimal number of components, to enable the primary focus to be its beautifully inviting work surface. A surface that supports many different working styles across a multitude of cultures. In addition to this, Turo maximises the quantity of usable space. The slender leg detail sits at the table’s extremities to allow the user a comfortable amount of leg room.
Turo’s beauty is in its simplicity, but in truth Turo has a hidden complexity. To achieve the design ideology of a seamless but strong connection between the rails of the under structure and the icosagon geometry of the leg detail, a specialised casting was created. The aluminium casting had to be engineered to achieve a flat edge on every side of the moulding for a unified joining of the elements that is smoothly continuous.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts with Turo’s beautifully detailed yet defined leg silhouette. The smooth twenty sided cast aluminium structures feature an internally reinforced ‘X’ aluminium webbing structure that ensures a strong and rigid support construction for the table top to be placed upon.
As we draw more on domestic influences within the corporate environment, we look to new ways we can influence the ambience of the space. Turo’s geometric leg detail is more than just aesthetics. The reflective properties of the external angles allow the science of colour and light to be intertwined to bring in an additional element of shadow and shading to the space. Metal finishes can be used to create a neutral or contrasting scheme.
The carefully considered finish palette features a combination of colours suited to domestic or commercial settings. Turo work surfaces can be specified in a variety of laminates with a choice of MDF or Plywood core. When specified with a Plywood core the exposed Ply edge is finished with a clear lacquer for a complete natural look.
Turo will be exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Visitors are welcome at the Allermuir Showroom Fox and Knot St, London EC1M 6HP.
*An icosagon is a shape with 20 sides and 20 corners