Designed by Ke Zhang, 2012.
The Ming Tray, like other trays in this collection, has a dual use. Its long, narrow shape is obtained with two faces - one perfectly flat and the other concave. The result is a geometrically simple form that brings to mind the stylistic characters of the Ming period, still popular today. A part of the "(Un)Forbidden City" project. Offered in 18/10 stainless steel.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel
Dimensions: 23.75" W X 6.75" D X 1" H
Designer: Ke Zhang
Master of Architecture 1998, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Master of Architecture and Urban Design 1996, Tsinghua University, School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture 1993, Tsinghua University, School of Architecture Standardarchitecture is a leading new generation design firm engaged in practices of planning, architecture, landscape, and product design. Based on a wide range of realized buildings and landscapes in the past five years, it has emerged as the most critical and realistic practice among the youngest generation of Chinese architects and designers. Consciously distance themselves from many of the other "typical" young generation architects who are swallowed by a trend of noise making, the office remain detached in a time of media frenzy and their focus is consistently positioned on the realization of urban visions and ideas. Although standardarchitecture's built works often take exceptionally provocative visual results, their buildings and landscapes are always rooted in the historic and cultural settings with a degree of intellectual debate. Founded by Ke Zhang in 2001, the office now has three principals: Ke Zhang, Hong Zhang and Claudia Taborda. www.standardarchitecture.cnView other products by Ke Zhang
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