Design Within Reach Trays & Platters
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon immersed himself as a teenager in both skateboard culture and graffiti art, which lie at the core of the bold and whimsical forms that he creates today. In 1997, after studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris, he joined Fabrica, a research center in Treviso, Italy, where he soon became the head of design. Hayon struck out on his own in 2003, first devising collections of ceramics and furniture, then delving into interior design. His work is featured in several museums and has received accolades from the likes of Time and Wallpaper . Réaction Poétique commemorates the 50-year anniversary of Le Corbusiers death, inspired by the organic shapes of his architecture and LEsprit Nouveau artwork. I wanted to create useful objects for the modern home such as trays and side tables, but with sculptural elements interplaying forms, light and shadow, says Hayon. These pieces can be used for everything from passing hors doeuvres to displaying knickknacks. Each is carved and finished by hand and includes a card of authenticity. Made in Italy. Materials: Solid ash wood; matte black stain. Measurements:H 9.25" W 12" D 9.25"
Originally sketched on a napkin in 1964, Arne Jacobsens Cylinda Line (1967) stainless steel barware took three years, and the creation of new technology, to produce. Jacobsen insisted on seamless tubes with perfect brushed surfaces, and he continued to add new pieces – some designed by Peter Holmblad – to the collection until 1974. An immediate success, Cylinda Line was awarded the 1967 ID Prize by the Danish Design Council, and pieces of the line are included in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Made in China. Materials: Satin-polished 18/8 stainless steel. Measurements:H 1.75" W 16.25"
Best known as a founder and principle designer for Dansk tableware, Jens Quistgaard was renowned for his innovative use of untraditional materials. Using both stainless and enameled steel, often combined with warm teak wood, he created consistently elegant pieces for the home that were defined by their functionality. His Fionia Teak Tray (1985) embodies this material honesty. Use this elegant serving tray just about anywhere indoors or out. Like all teak, it will develop a rich, silvery patina over time, or it can be treated with teak oil to maintain its original luster. Leaving it outside for long periods in inclement weather is not recommended. Made in Thailand. Materials: Untreated teak. Measurements:H 2.5" W 14" D 20.25"