urbanus for alessi: trayscape
urbanus for alessi: trayscape
jan 02, 2013

urbanus for alessi: trayscape

‘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.

urbanus for alessi: trayscape

reverse side of ‘trayscape’

urbanus for alessi: trayscape urbanus team (from left to right) meng yan, liu xiaodu, wang hui portrait © designboom

  • Beautifully designed and artistic.

    G. Fischer says:
  • *reads description* uhmmm yeah…whatever

    rodrigo says:
  • Its pretty wonderful The asians have been creating these sorts of wooded bases for bonsai and suiseki (rocks) for thousands of years. so, having one in melamine is a new and clever concept. I want one!

    Mary Anne Enriquez says:

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