Tray/stand in 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel and wood.
The "Floating Earth" tray is a metaphor for the earth. The earth cannot be seen as a single volume; we only see its surface, which gives life to everything. It's a sort of tree that alters its appearance; the smooth, rotating levels are designed with changeable geometries to give a feeling of exceeding the space, and on which the items are reflected and come alive. Its height and sculpturesque shape suggest that it can be used not only as a tray but also as a cake stand or table centerpiece.
The “(Un)Forbidden City” project was Alessi's first exploration into Chinese design: eight trays and containers conceived by eight different architects selected among the most interesting exponents of contemporary architecture in that country, leading into a new world and a new culture, as fascinating as it is distant, mysterious, and promising.