Craig Bassam compares the Tray Rack Side Table (2000) to a post-and-beam structure in how it exemplifies the simple honesty of a well-built object. The two removable, stackable trays expand the functionality of this table, whether it’s used beside the bed or next to a sofa. (Additional Stacking Trays are sold separately.) 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. Made of sustainably and locally harvested American black walnut, the carved trays have gently curved edges for a pleasing profile. This table is used in diverse settings worldwide, from the Master’s House at Yale University to The James Hotel in Chicago. Made in U.S.A.
Solid American black walnut; oxidized brass stretchers to support the trays and keepthem in place.
"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 >