Opening Tray 48x30 / 99 eur

Availability: In stock

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.

WxDxH: 48x30x3 cm
Item no. 1600475
WxDxH: 50x32x5 cm
Weight: 1,86 kg
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

    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.

    Oak is a sturdy and hardwearing type of wood containing natural tannins 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.

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

    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.

    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.