benjamin hubert adds wireless charging technology to ceramic tray

benjamin hubert adds wireless charging technology to ceramic tray

benjamin hubert adds wireless charging technology to ceramic tray
(above) ‘charge tray’ is a collaboration between experience design agency layer and italian ceramics brand bitossi
all images courtesy of benjamin hubert / layer




benjamin hubert of experience design agency layer has created ‘charge tray’, a collection of slip cast ceramic trays with an integrated induction charging system for renowned italian ceramics brand bitossi ceramiche. with a design language informed by crafted homewares, the ‘charge tray’ minimizes the visual impact of technology in the home and enables easy wireless charging of technology devices, including both mobile phones and tablets. the trays can also be used to display and store small items.

‘at layer we are interested in humanizing technology and harmonizing it with the interior environment,’ comments the design studio. ‘charge tray’ uses craft to softly and simply integrate smart technology withing the home and make it more desirable.’

the ‘charge tray’ minimizes the visual impact of technology




a compression-molded silicone module on the underside of each tray houses the induction charging system designed by layer / benjamin hubert. the modular nature of the design provides the opportunity for bitossi ceramiche to update the ‘charge tray’ collection with new charging technology as it becomes available. the result is a timeless accessory for the home. originally unveiled at salone del mobile and clerkenwell design week, the multifunctional trays are available in four sizes and four glazed finishes; salt, matte, crackle, and soba. as their name implies, the ‘charge trays’ use high craft to seamlessly integrate smart technology within the home, creating a wireless charging station for your phone or tablet.

its design language is informed by crafted homewares

the tray is able to charge both phones and tablets

trays can be also used to store and display objects

different design options

the multifuncional trays are available in four sizes

the four glazed finishes are salt, matte, crackle and soba

the modular nature of the design provides the opportunity to be updated with new charging technology when available

design diagram



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