In 1944, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and George Nelson each designed trays--along with other simple household goods--featuring now iconic patterns. The classic trays, including the Eameses' Sea Things Tray, are available through Vitra.
In 1944, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and George Nelson each designed trays--along with other simple household goods--featuring now iconic patterns. The classic trays, including Girard's Eden Tray, are available through Vitra.
There's nothing nicer than breakfast in bed--and nothing worse than bed covers covered in coffee and toast. I recently set out on a hunt for colorful, graphically bold serving trays that will sort out this situation. Here's what I found.
Take an around-the-world adventure with Maria Dahlgren's trays, which feature icons of the cities on which they focus. The collection includes trays celebrating Stockholm, Helsinki, and London.
The Kaivo Tray by Marimekko features a lesser known pattern by desingersn Maija Isola and Kristina Isola, who also created the company's iconic Unikko floral graphics. In addition to the tray, the pattern is also available on tea towels and a mug.
Australian-born, United States-based designer Peter White, of Bywhite Designs, created this breakfast tray to solve the problem of including a vase for the breakfast-in-bedder that would inevitable topple onto the covers. The Petit Dej' tray offers the perfect alternative--though necessitates always having a flower on hand.
Graphically bold, the Herring tray's eponymous fish are abstracted enough to slightly distort their images and create a visually interesting pattern. The trays are made in Sweden with layers of birch veneer.
Made of layers of birch veneer, the Herb Garden Tray features a playful design of cooking herbs--and the pattern is also available on storage pots for keeping your own homegrown spices.