Designed by Urbanus, 2012.
Like other trays in the "(Un)Forbidden City" range, Trayscape can be used on both sides. When it's empty, it looks like a table sculpture - a dark stone shaped to resemble a lake landscape surrounded by the rolling hills typical of a traditional Chinese garden. When it's used as a tray, it is turned over and the landscape relief becomes the support for it. The smooth and slightly curved surface, which was previously resting on the table, now becomes the area for holding the food to be served. A part of the "(Un)Forbidden City" project. Available in Black melamine.
Dimensions: 17" W X 12.25" D X 1.5" H
Founded by Xiaodu Liu, Yan Meng, Hui Wang in 1999, Urbanus is one of the most influential architecture design firms in China. The firm has achieved international recognition with projects such as Shenzhen Dafen Art Museum, social housing Urban Tulou and Tangshan Urban Planning Museum. Its works have been exhibited worldwide in contemporary architectural exhibitions, won prestigious awards and been published in international design magazines.View other products by Urbanus
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi