Designed by 24° Studio this tray, in solid hard maple produced in milling fabrication, owes its shape to the ocean and seas surrounding Japanese archipelago.
Nature is a common language connecting many often conflicting cultures, it helps us to revisit our primitive roots in order to move forward.
Storm Tray Project investigates ways to bring nature into our daily life and reminds us during our daily busy lives of the beauty, complexity, and fragility of earth ecosystems.
Storm Tray’s gentle undulating landscapes are inspired by the ocean and seas surrounding Japanese archipelago. The idea was to find a multifunctional formal language for organic material, a domestic landscape that can adapt to different needs of the user. Each tray can be made unique with endless variations of polygonal valley compositions and providing greater functional quality of the tray.
Overall shapes of Storm Trays come in two primary outlines of a square and a rectangle. With multiple trays tiled horizontally and vertically, an infinite undulating landscape of wavy peaks and valleys emerges for holding everyday objects, jewelry, accessories, as well as different types of organics.
Wood milling fabrication method reveals sculptural beauty of solid wood through the process of wood carving. Each tray comes with a unique grain pattern of solid hard maple analogous to a topographic map that records wood origin, age, place of growth and its location’s climate. With proper care the beauty and quality of Storm Trays can be maintained and function for a very long time aging
Design: 24° Studio
Material: hard maple