Of course, wood is what Kronodesign builds its inspiration and products on, so when we came across this beautiful tea tray with its wonderful wood grain topography we put the kettle on to celebrate.
It’s the master work of Hong Kong-based creative studio Artonomos. The ‘Confluence’ tray is carved from Birch plywood and its relief is dictated by the grain of the wood. It’s like drinking Earl Grey from an ordinance survey map. The grain lines mimic the contour lines on an OS map, which show height and natural features like valleys, hills and mountains.
It’s practical too because the ‘valleys’ within the flow of the tray catch any spilled Darjeeling from the cups or teapot.