‘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