When we recently threw a party in our garden, I found myself carting little bowls, vases, and side plates in and out of the house and across the yard. It seemed wildly inefficient and it occurred to me that we didn’t own a proper serving tray. Not just for the twice-yearly breakfast in bed scenarios, a serving tray can be surprisingly utilitarian. Here are our favorites.
Above: The FDB Møbler M9 Sammen Tray is $76.60 at Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Match Pewter Rectangular Tray with Handles in size Large is $710 at Nickey Kehoe. Above: From master basket-weaver Hilary Burns, the Willow Tray is £280 at The New Craftsmen. Above: The George Nakashima Tray, designed for Knoll is $531. It’s made of American walnut, hickory and was designed in 2008 under the guidance of the designer’s daughter, Mira. Above: From Manufactum in Germany, the Bed Tray is made of oiled walnut wood from Slovenia; €119. Contact for ordering information outside of the European Union. Above: The Michaël Verheyden Oak Serving Tray with Hammered Bronze Handles is $3,000. Above: The Skagerak Fionia Oak Serving Tray is $189 at Horne. Above: The Stelton Arne Jacobsen Serving Tray is $116 Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Puebco Brass Rectangle Tray is €73 at Merci in Paris. Above: The Skagerak Norr Tray in Oak, designed by Ditte Buus Nielsen, is $86.25 at Finnish Design Shop. Above: From Dyke & Dean Bistro Serving Trays in Natural Oak are $62 for the medium size and $88 for the larger size. Above: The Skagerak No. 10 Tray in Large is $167 CAD.
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