Block Tray is a limited edition of fifty pieces inspired by Modernist sculpture and architecture – particularly the detailing of 1960s façades. It also evokes the work of Carlo Scarpa, whose precise geometries and skilful manipulation of light and shade leavened volume and gravity with pleasing understatement. As Philip Johnson summarised, the Venetian architect could ‘‘make poetry out of the smallest rod or piece of stone.’’
Amply proportioned and crafted from solid stone, Block Tray offers two diagonally sectioned concavities, with a generous shadow-line lending a floating effect to its substantial, plinth-like form. It’s a perfect receptacle for everyday valuables – keys, card case, coin wallet – or for clusters of stationery, collectibles or smoking materials.
SizeH 70mm x W 300mm x D 180mm
H 2.75in x W 11.81in x D 7.08in