Object of Want: A Picket Tray Constituted of Fallen Timber

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There’s one thing in regards to the ergonomics of a tray with handles that makes you much less prone to spill your cargo. Possibly the handles make you get up straighter, or possibly you’re much less prone to try to hold the tray one-handed. Regardless of the pondering, the rounded handles on this tray are simply one of many causes we’re notably enamored of it’s utility (plus magnificence).

Images courtesy of Mythology.

mythology’s iris tray (£220). 9
Above: Mythology’s Iris tray (£220).

These trays are handmade to order in East London by Mythology, a furnishings and craft studio led by Sam Pearson and Anna Kidel. The duo have been creating a rising vary of furnishings and homeware objects since 2019, alongside engaged on bespoke commissions for business and residential interiors.

the tray is hand crafted from london plane and measures 545mm x 335mm (about 2 10
Above: The tray is hand-crafted from London aircraft and measures 545mm x 335mm (about 21.5 x 13.1 in).

The studio is guided by a strong, deep-rooted consideration for the pure setting, so timber is sourced as regionally as doable. “These trays are all constructed from London aircraft,” explains Anna. “The timber comes from bushes which have been felled in London on account of city growth or pure causes and comes from one in all our essential suppliers, Fallen and Felled, who we’re fortunate to share our workshop with.”

the tactile, arching handles are made using hand tools, which, for sam, provide 11
Above: The tactile, arching handles are made utilizing hand instruments, which, for Sam, present “a extra thought-about and intimate approach of working with wooden.”

the mitre corner joints are strengthened with splines (thin slices of wood). 12
Above: The mitre nook joints are strengthened with splines (skinny slices of wooden).

“From shakes attributable to storms to development rings signaling durations of drought and floods, the story of a tree could be seen in each bit of timber we work with,” says Sam. Mythology’s work seeks to champion this “dysfunction of nature.” We expect this humble tray is the proper working canvas for that magnificence.

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