urbanus for alessi: trayscape
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.

reverse side of ‘trayscape’

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

  • 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:
  • *reads description* uhmmm yeah…whatever

    rodrigo says:
  • Beautifully designed and artistic.

    G. Fischer says:

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