Over the years, Sandy Chilewich has expanded her tabletop collection with both natural and synthetic materials in varied textures and colors. Today she continues to redefine how people dress their dining spaces around the world with her innovative textiles. The first in a series from Chilewich called the “Manhattan Tray Project,” the Manhattan Tray (2013) was designed to pair with her ever-growing selection of placemats. When placed into the tray, a rectangular placemat becomes a liner, adding color and texture to whatever you serve. To change the look of the tray, just change the placemat. The Manhattan Tray also stands beautifully on its own, with discreet rubber feet that protect delicate tabletops from marring. Avoid prolonged exposure to moisture. Made in Taiwan.
According to Sandy Chilewich, one of her biggest motivators is to create "a new function from something familiar," which is exactly what she did with her award-winning Raybowls. Made from a simple steel frame covered in a stretch fabric derived from her previous endeavor, co-founding the highly successful leg wear company HUE, the soft and flexible Raybowls bring a refreshing and fashionable function to the traditional table and showcase Chilewich's talent for looking beyond the obvious.
Trained as an artist, Chilewich began experimenting with natural and synthetic materials by pushing their physical and functional limits. With the success of the Raybowls, Chilewich moved on to transform the modern floor surface. Her new line of floor coverings, called Plynyl, is a woven vinyl surface that is soft, flexible, yet extremely sturdy and washable. The result of an intensive research process, Plynyl won Chilewich the coveted Editors Award at the 2001 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Inspired by new technologies and innovative applications of materials, Chilewich has truly brought something new to the table, and now to the floor. Read more >