“Marble, I perceive, covers a multitude of sins.” -Aldous Huxley

The Duo Serving Tray is an innovative serving piece comprised of rich walnut wood and elegant Carrara marble. Inspired by materials and shaped used in Bower NYC’s furniture line, the Duo features a marble circle that perfectly nests into the walnut board, creating a complete, unified form. Both of the materials used in the tray are ideal for preparing and serving food, and can be separated into two pieces for different functions.
The Duo—a two-piece serving tray from Bower—is characterized by sophisticated walnut wood that is met with a round Carrara marble cheese plate.
The Duo Serving Tray is a sophisticated serving piece comprised of rich walnut wood and elegant Carrara marble. Inspired by materials and shaped used in Bower NYC’s furniture line, the Duo features a marble circle that perfectly nests into the walnut board, creating a complete, unified form. Both of the materials used in the tray are ideal for preparing and serving food, and can be separated into two pieces for different functions. The walnut section can be used for cutting bread and serving crackers and fruit, while the marble circle can be used for serving cheeses. The marble component can also be used as a trivet.
Although Jean Lee and Dylan Davis like working with many materials, their focus is on mixing and matching them. Lee says, “The [Perimeter Tray] is a perfect example in how we play with the different materials while celebrating its materiality and function.” The piece is comprised of a walnut wood surface, powder-coated aluminum perimeter, brass handles, and a Carrera marble insert. “People can use it to serve tea or coffee with treats, cheese and crackers, make breakfast in bed meals, or simply use it as a platform to display things," Lee says.

The Perimeter Tray is also available in oak with powder-coated aluminum handles.
Serve treats on a tray as rich as dessert itself with the marble-and-walnut Duo serving tray from Bower.
Bower Duo Walnut and Marble Serving Tray, $180 

Separate this Carrara marble-and-walnut board into two pieces, or use as one joint serving and cutting board.
“The walnut unit between the kitchen and dining room ties into the fumed oak floor,” Dubbeldam says. “The rest of the materials in the house—glass, marble, stone—were selected to offset the wood.”
The Perimeter Tray from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is a simple piece with a complex mix of materials— the tray combines a walnut surface with a Carrara marble insert, brass handles, and a powder-coated aluminum perimeter. The marble insert can serve as a plate or cheeseboard, and can be repositioned within the tray to be used as a decorative divider. Also available in oak, the Perimeter Tray makes an excellent housewarming or wedding gift.
The Perimeter Tray from Ladies & Gentleman Studio is an expression of the possibilities of materials. Using walnut or oak wood, Carrara marble, brass, and powder-coated aluminum, this tray is an eye-catching accessory that the entertainer on your holiday list will be happy to show off.
AJ SERVING TRAY

There is something undeniably refined about a stainless steel bar set. Whether it’s the subtle shine or the coolness of the metal, Stelton’s Cylinda-Line, designed by Arne Jacobsen, presents the essential elements for a modern bar. The series uses simple cylindrical shapes to provide a minimalist, clean continuity between the pieces. The AJ Serving Tray features two side handles for easy carrying, and is an attractive way to serve cocktails to guests, or to place hors d’oeuvres on a coffee table. As a standalone item, the tray adds elegance to a cocktail party. Grouped with other pieces from the Cylinda-Line? That’s a comprehensive, sophisticated modern bar.
Here's the stand unfolded.
Wolfum

The L.A.-based design shop led by Annabel Inganni sets itself apart with a combination of materials and textiles. Its serving tray exemplifies Wolfum’s infatuation with patterns in a simple form created from Baltic Birch plywood.
The Kaymet Rosewood Lap Table is a sophisticated addition to a serveware collection. First designed in 1965, the Lap Table Tray includes two side handles for easy transport and folding legs that make the serving tray into a table in one easy step. The Rosewood Lap Table is constructed in gold tone anodized aluminum with a luxe rosewood tabletop, making this utilitarian accessory elegant and refined. Use this piece to add surface area to coffee table or dining table by elevating appetizers, cocktails, or even a centerpiece.
The Cowhide Trays from eSSa Studios call to the enchanting, rustic appeal of the American west. The tray surface is comprised of cowhide from corriente cattle, showcasing the auburn or tan hides of the cattle. Shown here in walnut, the Ottoman Tray is designed to be a focal point on an ottoman or coffee table.

Also available in oak, and in wallet and breakfast tray sizes.
Danish Turning Tray, $239 at the Dwell Store

The Turning Tray was originally designed by Finn Juhl in 1956. The original trays are now on display at Finn Juhl’s Carlottenlund, Denmark home, which is now a museum. ArchitectMade has relaunched the Turning Trays by creating exact replicas from Juhl’s original drawings.
Handcrafted in Chicago, the Doppio Serving Tray from Felicia Ferrone is a centerpiece, serving board, and tray, all in one elegant design. Comprised of two sides—one in white Carrara marble and the other in black Nero Marquina, the Doppio Serving Tray can be used to present cheeses and charcuterie, showcase candles or flowers, or can be used as a serving tray for cocktails or snacks.
The BlockBowl from On Our Table is a versatile tabletop product that features two distinctive surfaces. The flat circular surface can be used as a cutting board or serving board for cheeses and charcuterie, while the other side features a lipped bowl that can be used to serve nuts, olives, and other snacks.
1.5.1 Ray Long Serving Board, $90 at the Dwell Store

Designed to be used to present bread, cheeses, charcuterie, and other small appetizers, this walnut board features beveled edges that make it easy to pick the board up off of the table.
The Ray Long Board is characterized by its use of geometric shapes and angles. Designed to be used to present bread, cheeses, charcuterie, and other small appetizers, the rich, walnut board features beveled edges that make it easy to pick the board up off of the table. The top of the board is etched with a series of lines, which create a graphic visual statement of angles and intricate shapes.
The Walnut and Marble Storage Cube from 2131 takes the simplicity of a box and elevates it with rich walnut wood and luxe marble. The cube includes one interior surface that has been inlaid with Italian Calacatta Gold marble, which elegantly frames the storage cube’s contents. Available in small and large sizes, the Walnut and Marble Cubes can be stacked to create a distinctive storage display, or they can be used individually as a striking accent.