The Sandpaper Tray is a chic basic that owes its name to the technique used. The tray is made of aluminium in which different surfaces are sanded by hand.
Because each plane has its own direction and the planes overlap in some places, a balanced graphic pattern is created. The tray has a different look from every angle, because the light reflects differently in the sanded surfaces.
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The Sandpaper Tray was designed by the Eindhoven interior design agency BAAS & KLEINBLOESEM, founded by Thomas Baas and Anne Kleinbloesem. Thomas and Anne wanted to make a usable object that could show an honest and pure technique that Thomas used earlier for his graduation project. Where Anne brings in her creativity and sense of material and color, Thomas finds the way to realization. Together they create a balanced world of color and serenity.
The Sandpaper Tray has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2016. It is a chic basic which is a nice addition to any interior style. Subtly decorative due to the production technique used and functional due to its light weight. We are especially charmed by the fact that the tray has a different look from every angle, because the light reflects differently in the sanded surfaces.
We are particularly charmed by the fact that the tray has a different look from every angle.Arjan & Anieke
The 'Sandpaper Tray' is produced by a combination of dedicated craftsmanship and an industrial finishing process. First, the aluminium is sanded by hand into surfaces. Because each surface has its own direction and the surfaces overlap in some places, a balanced graphic pattern is created. After sanding, the tray is forced into its final shape and anodised for a strong coloured top layer.
In the diagram on the right you can find the origin of all parts.
Anodising is a widely used treatment method for aluminium where the oxide film gives a protective layer on the aluminium. The oxide layer is fully integrated into the material and forms a strong molecular bond.
The Sandpaper Tray is made of lightweight aluminium. The shape is forced around a mould in Amsterdam (NL).
The pattern is sanded in by hand, giving the industrial technique a manual touch. This is done by the designers themselves in Eindhoven (NL).
Finally, it is anodised in Veldhoven (NL).
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
Diameter 45cm, height 2,5cm
In Vij5 collection since 2016
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