Bowls Trays

Black Lace Bowl

I’m a sucker for old ideas reinterpreted with modern processes, and here’s another great example.

“Handcrafted using advanced metal processing technologies, this bowl is inspired by vintage Eastern European lace handkerchiefs collected in antique shops in Israel. Uniquely shaped and structured, each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation and can be used for serving or decoration. Stainless steel. Hand-wash only.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Black Lace Bowl here

Slow Motion Bowls

The fluid lines of these bowls look modern and elegant.

“Inspired by the aesthetics of clay in a mold that comes out too early and starts to beautifully slump. Designer Olav Slingerland picked precise moments in time during this process, and created molds to capture it. Their poetic, organic lines are embellished with delicious colored glazes.”

These bowls are double-glazed by hand and are food safe. Hand wash.

small: 6.1″Ø x 3.2″H,
large: 10.4″Ø x 3.5″H,

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Slow Motion Bowls here

Bamboo Bowl by bambu

Hand coiled 6″ bamboo bowls are made with a natural lacquer layering process (18 layers in total) to create a durable and waterproof, food-safe finish.

Suitable for both hot and cold foods.

available in: Black, Naked, Tomato Red, Green, Robin Egg Blue, Blueberry, Lemon Chiffon, and Cataloupe Orange.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Bowl by bambu here

orloff bowls

It’s no secret we like hexagons here at bltd, so it comes naturally that a ‘geodetic’ dome by Patricia Urquiola would, of course, be posted.

“From the designer of the ‘T-table”, “Usame” and “Buckle” watch, comes “Orloff”. Patricia Urquiola imagined a sort of inverse geodetic dome, transformed into bowls of two sizes. The project put deep-molding technicians to the test, as the containers are made from a single disc of drawn plate 18/10 stainless steel, without welding.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy orloff bowls here

Cohncave Bowl by Alessi

The surface texture and coloring of this steel bowl make an intriguing centerpiece…

“The Cohncave Bowl by Alessi, named after its designer Susan Cohn, is a contemporary household accessory. The bowl features dimpled steel, colored with a baked-on coating of epoxy resins in black and grey.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Cohncave Bowl by Alessi here

deer tray

Whether you use them as functional trays or as wall décor, these will definitely add some interesting subject matter to a room.

“Ibride’s products are created by 3 members of the same French family. The inspiration for each item comes from both the very close environment and travels around the world. The word ‘ibride’ itself is a play on words in French meaning ‘hybrid’, and many of the pieces combine several forms and several functions… Each tray is constructed to last using a century old technique. Created of high pressure laminate each of Ibride’s items are thoroughly functional and lifestyle enhancing at the same time. ”

H 16″ x W 10.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy deer tray here

Beads and Pieces by Hella Jongerius

This large bowl by Hella Jongerius was made as part of Artecnica’s socially and environmentally responsible Design With Conscience collection, is handcrafted by artisans in Peru, with the help of the non-profit organization Aid to Artisans. The ‘Beads and Pieces’ collection is executed in the smooth black ceramic typical of traditional Peruvian pottery.

dimensions:
diameter: 16″
height: 11″

Food safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Availability: Buy Beads and Pieces by Hella Jongerius here

Kose Trapezio Tray

Stunning angular hand crafted clay tray.

(This item’s link and price was updated 02/25/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $672.00
Availability: Buy Kose Trapezio Tray here

Eggflat by Josh Jakus

Here’s something notable in the category of “catch-alls”…

“This sculptural tabletop piece evolved out of an experiment in bending surfaces along seams. The Eggflat folds flat for storage and then unfurls to hold coins, keys, fruit, and other small treasures. Individual units can be joined laterally to form a landscape.”

100% industrial wool felt, nylon stitching. (Industrial felt is made from approximately 85% factory excess wool and 15% mixed fibers.)
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Approx. 12″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Eggflat by Josh Jakus here

Foam Bowl

Some of you have surely seen one of these sponge pieces by Wanders, but may I remind you that the concept is really quite smart, and the end result is something worth considering adding to your own home accoutrements..

“Originally designed by Marcel Wanders for Droog Design, this piece is created by dipping a sponge form into fluid porcelain clay. After drying, the piece is fired in an oven where the sponge burns away leaving only the porcelain in its place. In this way porcelain products can be made without a mold.”

1.1″ x 6.7″ dia.
porcelain

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy Foam Bowl here

Square veneer bowl

“This 12″ square bowl is made from thinly sliced wood veneer folded into a dynamic container ideal for holding dinner rolls, fruit, chips or as an organizer for small items. Occasional wipes with oil or wax keeps veneer rich in wood tones.”

Spot clean only. 12″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Square veneer bowl here

Large Leaf Platter

Here’s a platter that certainly stands apart- all the subtle veining makes it look more like something you should put on the wall for display rather than run the risk of putting your party appetizers to shame.

Ceramic.

21.25″x14.2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Large Leaf Platter here

Button Trays and Bowls

These trays/bowls are really something different. Sure, they’re made of buttons and border on something that your grandmother would’ve made, but I think the craftmanship and size make it more special (as well as modern).

“Ordinary buttons become extraordinary once they are stitched and knotted together to create these unique trays. These sturdy, yet pliable pieces are a versatile addition to any room.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Button Trays and Bowls here

Foil Bowls

Quite a nice accent, either just-for-looks or for serving food, these shiny bowls would add just the right amount of shimmer…

“Malleable vessels of nickel-plated brass look light as aluminum foil. Hand-molded hammered effect with clean sterling shine. Uneven rim adds edge.”

Low Bowl. 19″dia.x3″H

High Bowl. 12″dia.x8″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Availability: Buy Foil Bowls here

# 1, #2, and #3 trays by west chin

I sure do like the look of these trays…they could be used anywhere- kitchen, bath, office, etc…(a bit above my budget, but maybe they’re within yours.)

“these trays may seem austere and sterile. but that’s their beauty. they were designed without unnecessary adornment so that they can fit into anyone’s life and character. the designer even kept their names as anonymous as possible for this reason. these trays are perfect as wedding or housewarming gifts or for anyone undergoing a change in their lives; they’ll take on and reflect the new personalities of their new owners.

made of corian, a durable, versatile and easy-to-clean material. corian gives the trays a cool, smooth surface that’s resistant to burns, scratches, mildew and mold. they’re perfect for the kitchen, at the table or anywhere else in your home.”

#1 tray,1’ 2”l x 5”w x 1.5”h
$160.00

#2 tray,1’ 2”l x 5”w x 1.5”h smaller niche: .75″ deep
$190.00

#3 tray,1’ 2”l x 5”w x 1.5”h
$150.00

slide (fits any of the trays)
$75.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00-$190.00
Availability: Buy # 1, #2, and #3 trays by west chin here