NEW YORK — Brazilian Designer Flavia del Pra’s “Mix & Match” series is a set of trays that encourages the owner to play with a variety of patterns and the trays’ ability to stack. The trays are ceramic and set inside a minimal bronze-plated aluminum frame. Though they can each be used individually to serve food or raise a vase, plant or piece of artwork; they’re at their best when they’re placed together, where your eyes can feast on the contrasting geometry or the way the trays create layered, stacked columns.
The ceramic designer created the set for the Gan brand in 2014.
The trays are presented in nine different models and are made from a copper plated aluminium structure which forms a base for the hand crafted ceramic pieces. The different sizes and patterns of the collection allow infinite combinations, offering the possibility of customising spaces using different colours and geometries, providing a sophisticated and playful accessory.
Pra states that the set is hand made, granting each unique work additional warmth. They come in white and black, pink, blue and gray.
Flavia Del Pra studied ceramics and textile design in England, according to her biography on Gan. From 2005 to 2008 she shared a studio with other artisan designers in London. In a chocolate factory made of green wood, she developed a line of handmade ceramic lamps with exclusive textile shades for Anthropologie and Le Bon Marché. She was a member of the Cockpit Arts design team in London. Back in Brazil in 2009, Flavia set up her own studio and started making tiles for which there is always great demand for homes and institutions in Brazil and abroad. In 2014 she designed a range of new pedestal trays for serving food or displaying objectives.
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