Serving tray Torii L - by Mieke Cuppen, in gift pack
Size: 40 x 13.3 x 4.8 CM
Product Number: 105515
Torii is a design by Mieke Cuppen that can be used as tableware or as an accessory. It is an object for many surroundings. This special design is named after the traditional Japanese gates, found at the entrance of Shinto shrines. Shinto shrines have a torii marking the entrance – often painted vermilion red made from powdered mineral cinnabar, with a black upper lintel. Mieke: “In 2017 I visited Japan and travelled there for a month. This trip must, subconsciously, have been an influence on the design. It was definitely an inspiration for the name Torii: a traditional Japanese gate. Its design is based on intuition, so the actual function of the Torii is completely open. You’re free to use it as you like. It’s an eye catcher at home, stands out on your dining table. You can add napkins or cutlery to your table setting on it, or use it to serve special dishes, like sushi or dessert. At other times, the dish can be used to keep your pens, keys or fruit – a very functional use. But, again, I’ll leave that up to you. I’m very curious to see where and how people will use my design.”
To read more about Mieke Cuppen and the process of designing this product read our blog post about it here!