Artistic Design Ideas for Table Decoration, Floating Earth Tray from Alessi
Floating Earth is a tray for artistic table decoration, designed by Chinese architect Ma Yansong for Alessi. Unusual and interesting tableware item, it can inspire shelves, dining table and coffee table design ideas, bringing the unique shape, attractive combination of materials and philosophical flavor to modern furniture design also.
“A tray, like earth, holds many things, – the designer explains in his poem. – We look to the earth, but can see only what rests upon it. She fades from sight and seems not to exist, yet she persists.
A boundless surface upon which all is reflected; the home, the city, an ever-expanding scope. Each rising layer, then, a tower storey. An unscripted space full of kinetic potential, but rooted in the still, same earth.
There is nothing without the earth, and yet the earth is not here for us – she can leave anytime. It is the blue sky that she loves.”
Creative table decoration and centerpiece idea
Beautiful wood base and four shiny surfaces create interesting Floating Earth Tray design, that feels rich and expensive, offering an eye catching centerpiece idea for the kitchen, dining table or coffee table decoration, emphasizing comfort and elegance by attractively blending warm brown colors and light.
The unusual tray from Alessi, www.alessi.com/en/ looks like an art piece, inspiring to design very decorative, but functional table centerpieces for special occasions and holidays.
Designed for holding things, Floating Earth tray with few flat surfaces can make a striking focal point of dining room decorating, giving an opportunity to explore creative and artistic ways of colorful and bright or neutral and classy table decoration.
by Ena Russ
last updated: 25.01.2012
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