Los Anafres Tables by Christian Vivanco
by Harry / March 28, 2011
From @chris_vivanco, a series of tables inspired by traditional Mexican street food carts.


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Says Vivanco, "During a short trip to Mexico City I was lucky enough to have lunch in one of those traditional Mexican street food carts. Seating in a corner, the old lady in charge was using an anafre to cook the food she was offering. This object is the starting point for a very special project."

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"'Anafre' is originally a portable oven typical from México and other countries in Latin-America. It's made with thin metal sheets, and usually works with coal. The word Anafre comes from the Arabic "nafih" = "that blows" and evolved into an al-nafih> annafi> annafir> anafre."

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"The anafre is a great example of time-designed objects that can reflect an entire culture. It can be found in different sizes according to the user's needs, with structural elements barely changing. After some time, the idea of translating the basic structure of anafres into different uses and functions, was getting into shape."

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"Los Anafres are three occasional tables with different dimensions; the three of them share the main structure details, all done in powder-coated steel and a couple of levels in natural sealed wood. Thanks to the selected materials, Los Anafres can be used outdoors too. The functional elements of the anafre morphed, adding extra value to the tables: now you have a lower level to save some magazines, books or plants."

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