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above: via Omero 38
Italian architect and designer Michele De Lucchi has created a stunning series of hand crafted wooden wall mountable trays based on architectural facades, called Vassoi da Muro.
Each of the seven "Vassoi da Muro" trays, is titled so as to suggest an actual address on a street named after an ancient Greek or Latin poet that De Lucchi admires.
via Orazio 59:
In De Lucchi's own words:
Trays can be beautiful objects but are often ignored, mainly because people don’t know where to put them as they tend to occupy too much space. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a practical corner to stow them in.
The wall trays are a new category of exquisitely handcrafted wooden trays that can be hung on the wall as architectural models. But they can also be used in every respect as service trays.
via Saffo 25:
via Lucrezio 29:
via Cattulo 30:
via Alceo 32:
via Virgilio 32:
These trays are designed to be hung on the wall and when not in use they become artworks of beauty. So their normally humble purpose is transformed into a dignified opportunity to represent the fronts of buildings, with windows, doors and balconies - as in a fully fledged architectural office with models scattered about on tables and hanging on walls.
The wall trays are made with superb natural walnut heartwood and are actually available for purchase for $1,650.00 each and can be bought online at Moss.
Below are the beautiful little water color sketches of the facades by DeLucchi (shown above):
The trays have been produced by Michele's own company Produzione Privata.
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20121 Milano, Italy
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