Opening Tray Ø28 / 69 eur

Available from 2019-12-24

Designed by John Astbury

Opening Tray takes its name from the opening in the edge that forms the handle, uniting function and aesthetic. Use the tray for serving or as a display for some of your most valued personal objects. The tray is made of untreated oak.

Details
Oak
ØxH: 28x3 cm
Item no. 1600476
Material and care
  • Proper usage and maintenance

    Proper usage and maintenance is vital for getting the most out of the valuable resources we have. Our designs are made to last for generations, but just like everything else, they need a little care to get there.

  • Oak

    Origin
    Oak grows in most temperate zones. The Skagerak oak comes from European forests and is either 100% FSC certified or FSC mix certified, supporting sustainable forest management. The selection of the wood is extremely careful and all processing is by hand, so that only the best and most durable pieces of wood are used in production.

    Why
    Oak is a sturdy and hardwearing type of wood containing natural tannings that will protect against bacterial growth. Combined with its light, elegant colour and well-defined grains, this makes oak wood safe choice for high-quality interior and accessories.

    Cleaning
    The wood comes with no finish. If you choose not to treat it with soap or oil, use a suitable cleaning agent for wood.

    Maintenance
    As the wood is untreated it may be affected by grease and colorants. For this reason, we recommend saturating the wood with soap or a suitable furniture oil to make it more resistant. If you wish to use soap or oil, use a suitable product. Be aware that the wood will change colour when applying soap or oil.

    Note
    Your new oak product is not suitable for dishwasher.

About the designer / John Astbury

As a former anthropologist, boat builder and active musician John Astbury is a designer with a highly unusual and interesting background. The three different careers provide him with unique insight that he draws on as a designer. He is fascinated with archetypes and origins and aims to create new relationships with the familiar while retaining a high degree of simplicity. He always seeks to provide conditions for design to produce the unexpected and describes his work as a process of uncovering narratives and symbols within the object and make them visible.

Also not just talking but doing is essential to Astbury: using his hands, while working the material, seeing the form emerging. The duality in switching back and forth between words and hands is where Astburys ideas and work take shape. John Astbury is English but lives in Sweden, where he established his studio in 2011 after graduating from industrial design at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Konstfack.