Looking for a drink serving tray that actually absorbs condensation? Consider the ORSEN concrete and wood serving tray. This serving tray is the balance between beauty and utility. Made with a lightweight reinforced concrete bed and a sturdy wooden frame, it was designed to absorb and contain moisture from sweating drinkware while looking beautifully minimal in your home.
= THE DETAILS =
- Lightweight reinforced concrete & cross-grain baltic birch plywood
- Minimal, modern design
- Features two 3-inch stainless steel carrying handles in brushed nickel
- Tray dimensions: 16″ x 11″ x 1-3/4″, rectangular opening: 9″ x 13″
- Stained in a dark walnut color
>> This listing is for the serving tray only. Pair this with matching coasters to complete the set!
= WHY IT WORKS =
I designed the ORSEN drink tray and coaster set as a reaction to traditional coasters that leave cold beverages standing in a puddle of condensation. To be effective, coasters should not only protect the surface upon which a glass rests, but should also manage the moisture from the glass. Concrete is an excellent porous surface which absorbs moisture quickly and effectively. Using concrete as a bed for these coasters and drink tray allows the drinkware to stand upon a sturdy and absorptive surface, encased in a beautiful smooth wood frame that rests pleasantly on your table.
- Concrete is very porous, which is what makes it perfect for absorbing water. Spilling colored beverages onto the surface may stain the concrete if not cleaned up quickly. In some cases, color left can be wiped away after drying.
- The serving tray is NOT dishwasher safe. Spot clean only. Avoid submerging in water.
- Concrete can be brittle. Take care when handling and avoid dropping. If dropped, concrete could crack and/or chip. Cracks do not make the concrete any less effective, but they can be unsightly.
>> Please allow 3-5 business days before shipment, as these coasters are made to order.
= BOULDER//TIMBER =
As an architect, I design my products like I design buildings: paying attention to details and quality materials. All of my boulder//timber pieces begin as a big bucket of dry concrete mix and a sheet of baltic birch plywood. I cut each piece of wood out with a laser cutter, then clean and assemble the pieces by hand. I mix and pour the concrete into their wood frames, wait for curing, then finish assembling, staining, and sanding by hand. Concrete is by nature a small-batch process and results in slight variation between products.
I believe the materials we use in products should be respected for their unique inherent qualities, so I base my product designs around this concept. This simple approach delivers products with are true to their nature and are therefore resilient to time and use. I take pride in developing products that are faithful to their material strengths because when the products we use are happy, we are happy.
LEATHER // FIBER // TIMBER // BOULDER
elements of the earth // composed by hand
Handmade by Irene Estelle Miller in Lowell, Massachusetts