Abra is a low table in non-scratch painted steel.
Ideal for indoor use it has a round top and a hollow triangular support. Also suitable for use on its own, this product was created by designers Neuland Paster & Geldmacher to be best exploited as a pair thanks to the original way in which it dovetails. In fact, Abra is available in two sizes, sold separately (33 or 42 centimetres), and its ingenuity is most apparent when combined with a “twin” of different height. This makes it a wizard of minimalism, but with a wealth of character.
Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher met while studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich; in 1999 they opened their studio “Neuland Industriedesign” in the Bavarian capital. Until 2005 Eva and Michael dedicated themselves to classical industrial design (medical technology, products for the outdoors, games and cosmetics). Since 2005 they have started designing furnishing items for international clients, receiving several prizes for their works, among which the 2006 Elle Deco Design award, a nomination for the 2007 Compasso D’Oro, the Chicago Good Design award, the IF Product Design Award and a nomination for the German Federal Republic Design Award.
Nowadays, Eva Paster and Michael Geldmacher are also university professors and share the same “creed” in design:
“The products are an expression of life’s vision. By taking the changes in values and systems into account, we seek new formulations. In this way we reappraise the functions, discovering a new aesthetic expression.”