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Above Ground Level with
Leon Ransmeier


Designer Leon Ransmeier and photographer Geordie Wood take to the NYC streets to discover the essence of everyman’s table.

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AGL Table Group

AGL Table Group

Inviting and intelligent, Leon Ransmeier’s AGL Table Group exemplifies the Herman Miller Collection’s intent to provide newly commissioned designs with dynamic performance and timeless quality. Highly considered in shape, proportion, and scale, AGL minimizes material usage—an approach that draws from the efficiencies of aeronautical design.

Power needs are addressed in a solution that reflects a contemporary relationship with technology. An optional tray, which includes four simplex receptacles, conveniently pulls out from beneath the top surface and can be added or removed without comprising the visual integrity of the table. Many size and material options add to AGL’s suitability for use in any environment requiring an elegant surface.

Design Story

Versatile Design

AGL’s versatility lies in its adaptable form and robust material offerings. Rising 29 inches from the floor—literally “Above Ground Level”—AGL affords a pleasurable space in the home for working or dining, serves as an elegant option for an executive desk, or as a large dining, meeting, or conference surface.

The elemental shapes of AGL’s surfaces take on a warming presence with a choice of veneer in white ash, Santos Palisander, walnut, or ebony. Highly durable Formcoat in white or folkstone grey completes the surface options. AGL tables in all its surface and size variations are intended for indoor use.

Anticipating Guests’ Needs

AGL excels as a surface for hosting people, whether they’re dining, meeting, or working together. To make people comfortable, the table’s designer incorporated a subtly tapered edge around the perimeter of every AGL surface. Set at a welcoming angle, the edge invites collaboration and encourages people to be at ease.

AGL’s base is composed of aluminum, chosen for its lightness and because it permits a sculptural form that meets the strength requirements for large surfaces. Bases, available in white, black, or polished aluminum, feature glides that adjust from the top, allowing for easy leveling on uneven surfaces, even after the
table is installed.

“The AGL Table Group needs to function—physically and aesthetically—in today’s world, in response to contemporary needs, and it needs to function similarly in the future in ways that are unpredictable. In this way the table is designed to be open and enabled.” – Leon Ransmeier

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