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.
Since 1921, "the Dream Factory," as the family-run Alessi company is known, has been bringing creativity and technology to the objects we use every day. Alberto Alessi's grandfather, Giovanni Alessi, founded the family-owned and operated company near Lake Orta in the foothills of the Italian Alps, an area known for highly developed craft traditions in wood and metal. Alberto's father, Carlo Alessi, took over the company in the 1950s, and designed many of the iconic products for which Alessi is known today. It was also under Carlo's leadership that the company began to commission products from outside designers, and it was through this strategy that Alberto Alessi, who has been the president of the company since 1970, brought the company to the forefront of international design. In 2010, Alberto Alessi received the distinguished Collab Design Excellence Award from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Read more >