Husband and wife team Ana and Val Armano Linta founded their self-titled architecture and design company in 2013, based in Zagreb, Croatia. They have created the innovative ‘Table Yourself Acrylic’ coffee tables, which are made using a single sheet of Perspex® acrylic and can be self-assembled by the owner. We find out more about the designs and why Armano Linta Studio loves to use Perspex® acrylic.

The idea behind the 2D-3D puzzle coffee table was to create a table from just one sheet of Perspex® acrylic, with minimal cutting and virtually no waste. Product designer Ana begins: “This makes them easy to move, store and transport whenever and wherever they are needed. In addition to fitting seamlessly into all kinds of spaces and bringing a touch of luxury no matter what their size, the table designs are quick and easy to assemble.” The range is aptly named ‘Tranquilic’. Ana explains: “Most of our customers are people looking to create a space where they can relax and feel well. It is quite simple – the pure geometry of the tables has a calming influence. Our square tables are usually a great fit for those who need more structure in order to let go, while the circular ones are probably preferred by those who are happy with more flow.”

Tranquilic self-assembly Perspex® acrylic table

Tranquilic self-assembly Perspex® acrylic table

The Perspex® acrylic used in the designs is sourced from Sampos in Croatia, who do much of the precision cutting for the designers. Ana continues: “When we were designing Tranquilic, we knew it required precision finishing, flawless surfaces and an ability to perform brilliantly with light to bring its intelligent, beautiful form to life. That’s how we came to Perspex® acrylic. The possibility of 100% recyclability was also an important factor in choosing the material. We also appreciate the precise, sophisticated and uniform character of Perspex® acrylic.

“The sense of lightness and transparency is what immediately catches people’s eyes. Even more importantly it helps their souls feel a strong sense of tranquility.”

Tranquilic self-assembly Perspex® acrylic table

Tranquilic self-assembly Perspex® acrylic table

Armano Linta Studio has a simple philosophy. Ana explains: “When we talk about architectural design or product design, we’re not talking about buildings or objects. We are talking about people, their wellbeing and happiness. Our job is to listen, and translate what we perceive into physical form. Sometimes we work with individual clients, spending hours searching for their true needs and happiness and then we translate this understanding into additions to their homes. Sometimes we listen to a common need of a large group and translate this into an object. In all cases, our inspiration comes from people, while the means we use to translate people’s needs into solutions must be a sympathetic fit with the natural world.’

The designs can be purchased in two sizes of both round and square occasional tables from the Armano Linta Studio website or by emailing: studio@armanolinta.hr.