Origin: Solar disks
The term solar disk is used for decorations carved in a circle on wood or stone (furniture, stelae, lintels …). Although there are many types, basically consist of a motif that is repeated in more or less arms from the center to the outer part: crosses of three, four, six, eight and more arms, usually with a curved that produces a sensation of movement, to the right or to the left; In fact, it is usual that when it comes to two circles in parallel one “look” for one side and the other for the other.
The tray is inspired by the iconography used in the old “Kutxas”, which were wooden boxes carved in bas-relief, with traditional motives that were used to store valuable objects, the trousseau, the grain … after a process of reflection together with the people who attended the Basque Design Project workshop and after seeing several boxes in Gordailua, it was decided to create a simple design tray in which only the simplified graphics of the classic iconography used in the boxes were marked, the place where the plate and glass could go in a decorative and orientative way. The tray is made with natural wood veneer and treated with resins and Bakelite inside.
Designed by Muka Design Lab & team at the 2nd Basque Design Project Conference.
Manufactured by Palmadera.