Craig Bassam and his partner Scott Fellows live with all the objects they create, and admit to having “a huge stack of trays” in their Connecticut home, where they use them to carry drinks to the living room, snacks to the den, mail to the office and so on. The Stacking Tray (2000) is an integral piece of the BassamFellows collection, interacting seamlessly with all of the others. Carved from solid American black walnut, its gently curved edges create an elegant profile. Individually, the tray functions as a traditional serving or display piece. In multiples, the trays may be stacked together to form side tables of any height, or combined with the bench to create a modular tabletop of varying lengths. No stains are ever used to mask the natural beauty of the wood, so each Stacking Tray is unique. Made in U.S.A.
"Luxury has to be comfortable and has to be easy," says Scott Fellows, half of the superstar design team BassamFellows. Fellows, a Harvard MBA and creative director, is credited with the complete makeover of Swiss fashion house Bally. His business partner, Craig Bassam, is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, the Australian architect who worked with Marcel Breuer. From Eeles, Bassam learned to emphasize nature's relationship to design. Together Bassam and Fellows have created Craftsman Modern, a new design movement that focuses traditional modernist principles honest materials, solid construction, utility, beauty without elaboration alongside warmth and natural materials, believing that nature is a key part of luxury living. "My work," says Bassam, "is all about merging the rationality and clarity of modernism with the warmth and texture of nature." ... Read more >