Add a dash of Victorian Botanist-inspired whimsy to your outdoor dining parties or afternoon drinks this summer with this delightful Curio tray. The design depicts some of the equipment used by these intrepid explorers to discover new environments, along with the curiosities you might have found in the collections they brought back home to the west.
The drawing style was inspired by the highly graphical effect created by lithograph printing process, recreated by artist Daniel Embleton using fine liners.
Also, available in a larger rectangle size/shape.
Dimensions : 31 x 31 x 1.5 cm (W,D,H)
Base Material : Birch wood
Care and Use : Wipe clean , do not soak in water. Tray is heat resistant can be used to carry hot teapots / cafetiéres.
The Natural World Collection - by designer Daniel Embleton, whose designs are often admired for their exquisite details and compositions that capture one’s imagination and give a room a fabulous talking point.
Daniel is a young graduate from Northern England who’s already been making waves on the design scene since graduating with a First-Class BA(Hons) Surface Pattern and Design degree 2021. In addition to working with international galleries and trade shows, Daniel boasts a multi award-winning design portfolio that’s been liked by a plethora of prestigious companies in the interiors market ranging from Liberty to Envy Interiors.
Having studied graphics, photography and textiles at college, Daniel found his passion to be textile design and the creation of bold, opulent artwork for interior settings. Daniel’s work is mainly created digitally with hand rendered imagery being the initial starting point, usually in fine liner.
The designs in the Natural World Collection take inspiration from nature and the artistry of the Victorian era and each one encapsulates Daniel’s passion for creating dramatic, sophisticated, bold and thought provoking imagery.
The Natural World Trays Collection feature Daniel’s artwork printed skilfully crafted on to birch veneer by our Swedish partners who have been mastering this technique since 1952. Each design is available as a small round drinks tray as well as a larger rectangular dinner tray.
The trays are made of several sheets of FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council)- certified birch veneer containing between five to eight layers of veneer depending on the size of the tray. All the raw materials is sourced within Europe. The design is printed with a high-quality inkjet printer onto an FSC® certified paper. The motif is protected by a laminated melamine-based surface making it heat resistant up to 130 degrees Celsius. All the materials are assembled by hand and then moulded into the desired shape with high heat and pressure. This craft requires both accuracy and precision by our skilled team of workers.