'trayscape' by urbanus
urbanus created a table sculpture, where melamine imitates dark stone. when it's empty, the 'trayscape' looks like a lake landscape, surrounded by gentle hills of a traditional chinese garden environment. trayscape is part of the alessi project (un)forbidden city -- eight trays and containers conceived by eight different contemporary chinese architects -- yung ho chang, liu jiakun, urbanus, wang shu, zhang ke, zhang lei, gary chang, and ma yansong. when turned upside-down the edges of its landscape turn into 'legs' and the flat surface is used as serving plate.
reverse side of 'trayscape'
urbanus team (from left to right) meng yan, liu xiaodu, wang hui
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