"The Charge Tray collection exudes high craft rather than high tech," said Layer. "With a design language informed by crafted homewares, [the collection] minimises the visual impact of technology in the home and enables easy wireless charging of technology devices."
Each tray encompasses a compression-moulded silicone module on its underside that houses the wireless charging system.
Wireless charging – also known as induction charging – powers up mobile devices by using an electromagnetic field to transfer energy.
When in contact, a magnetically charged coiled wire within the station induces a current in another coil located in the device, which can then use that energy to charge its own battery.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has also aimed to do away with chargers entirely by integrating wireless ports into a range of furniture and homeware.
The British designer relaunched his company as Layer in September 2015. The studio has since launched a charity collection box for Maggie's, a concept wearable that could track individual carbon footprints and a modular screen system made up of triangular hemp tiles.