The Carbo Asper Table
Edition: 20 + 2 AP
Material: Mild steel – hot-dip spun galvanised
Size: L96 x W96 x H24cm
Brooksbank & Collins’ Carbo tables can be understood as pure concept and take their cue from the System based American Conceptual artists of the 1960/70’s.
“The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can’t be understood without understanding the system. It isn’t what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance”.
Sol LeWitt, 1928 – 2007, American Conceptual Artist.
The Carbo tables are a pure mathematic representation; with components combining to create two horizontal surfaces, the lower horizontal surface’s shape is always an integer of the upper horizontal shape. The Coffee table is double the length, double the width and half the height of its numerically similar Side table.
The Carbo tables are ordered according to the taxonomic ranks employed by biologists, relationships are indexed at the same rank and new Carbos are created by moving up and down the ranks.
The product of the system are currently Coffee and Side Tables but could expand to incorporate different typologies.
Photographs by Stephen Lenthall