Designer Leon Ransmeier established his own New York-based studio, Ransmeier Inc., in 2010, and his work has since been featured by the likes of MoMA and Cooper Hewitt. To Ransmeier, fulfilling design is all about breaking down a single challenge into a series of smaller tasks that can be considered and enjoyed at length. â€œIf one cannot enjoy the details,â€ he reasons, â€œone will never find satisfaction in the whole.â€ Inspired by efficient aeronautical forms, he set out to eliminate the superfluous when creating his AGL Table Group (2012). AGL â€“ an apropos abbreviation of â€œabove ground levelâ€ â€“ is a lightweight yet strong piece that serves equally well in a variety of residential and commercial spaces. Designed to be warm and welcoming, it features a sleek top with a rich finish and carefully beveled edge thatâ€™s naturally conducive to resting oneâ€™s arms. â€œThereâ€™s something very inviting and very hospitable about the softness of the tableâ€™s edge,â€ says Ransmeier. â€œThe edge shape,â€ he further explains, â€œis about making people comfortable, physically and socially.â€ Made in U.S.A. Palisander Dining: AGL Table.