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Ming Serving Tray by Officina Alessi



  • Serving tray in 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel.

    "Ming", like other trays in the “(Un)Forbidden City” collection, has a dual use. Its long, narrow shape is obtained with two faces - one perfectly flat and the other concave. The result is a geometrically simple form that brings to mind the stylistic characters of the Ming period, still popular today. The flat side of the tray is a good support for the pens and ink used in Chinese calligraphy, or for the tea ceremony, or for serving sushi. The concave part is an elegant fruit-bowl or general desk organizer.

    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.
  • L 23.75" W 6.75" H 1"
  • Usually ships within 2 weeks.
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