Danish designer Simon Legald has created a set of stacking melamine trays with softly rounded edges for design brand Normann Copenhagen (+ slideshow).
Simon Legald designed the Nabo Trays in small, medium and large variations, with raised edges and handles on each end.
"Nabo" is the Danish word for neighbour, and Legald designed the set around this idea.
"It's a bit like neighbours in a residential neighbourhood where the houses have the same basic shape, but windows, doors, gardens and décor are different," Legald explained, referring to how the trays fit together.
"I thought it was interesting how you could vary the few elements of an archetypal tray to retain similarity while the expression changes," he added.
The largest tray is long and flat with low edges, and features openings at one end to allow liquids to run off if necessary.
The medium tray is smaller and deeper with more storage space, while the smallest tray is deeper still and designed to hold larger items like glasses and bowls.
The matte-finish trays come in three colour sets: dusty green, rich red and classic grey.
Here's some information from the designer:
Normann Copenhagen presents the Nabo Trays
The Danish designer Simon Legald has created a series of trays with a softly rounded silhouette and subtle details for Normann Copenhagen. Their design is clean and minimalistic with a friendly and naive expression. Nabo comes as a set of three trays of different sizes and colours.
The carefully considered details give each Nabo Tray an individual character, and the variations among them make the series both aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. The large tray has openings at one end, letting the water run off easily when you rinse it. The medium tray is ideal for storing oils and spices, for example, while the high edges of the smallest make it an ideal serving tray for glasses and bottles.
Simon Legald says: "I got the idea for Nabo one day when I was sitting down, drawing different shapes. I like the fusion of round and square, and so I began to think about what type of product that form would be suitable for. This led me quickly to the idea of a tray. I thought it was interesting how you could vary the few elements of an archetypal tray to retain similarity while the expression changes - a bit like neighbours in a residential neighbourhood where the houses have the same basic shape, but windows, doors, gardens and décor are different."
Nabo is made in melamine and available in three different colour combinations - a dusty green, a rich red and classic grey version. The trays are dishwasher-safe, making them practical for everyday use.
Colours: Grey, Red & Green
Dimensions: H: 6,8 cm x L: 43,4 cm x 23,4 cm