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powder coated tray



product details

Materials powder coated aluminium
Process deep drawing, powder coating
Dimensions Small W 30cm x Dia. 27.5cm x H 2cm, medium W 35cm x Dia. 32cm x H 2.2cm, large W 39.5cm x Dia. 37cm x H 2.4cm
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SAMA, which in Sanskrit means ‘circle’, is the name we have given to our range of of serving trays. Each SAMA Tray is deep drawn – or pressed – from a 1mm sheet of aluminium, and are then powder-coated in one of four colours. They come in three sizes that sit within each other for easy storage. They are perfect for everyday use and very durable.

* Our SAMA Serving Trays are produced in small batches and don’t have any holes we can use to hold them in place while they are being powder-coated. As a result there are two small pin-sized uncoated points near the edges of the handles. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Our Sama trays were part of our first collection, ‘AYASA’, which in Sanskrit means ‘of metal’. This collection embodies what we set out to do as an Indian design studio. Our idea then – and now – was to celebrate the quiet but considered functionality of Indian household objects, that are often not considered design pieces, but absolutely should be. In India, and the subcontinent, materials such as copper, brass and aluminium are used for eating and drinking rather than just decoration. This collection celebrates the idea that beauty and utility can be in balance.

Also take a look at the brass and copper version of  these serving trays. Interested in how and where we make stuff? Have a look Ayasa Storage Jars being made in Bangalore.

We are a product design studio based between Bangalore and London.

India fascinates and inspires us. We think that there is more to Indian design than just sticking an elephant on it, and that Indian craft has more to offer than simply repeating the past.

India can seem a pretty chaotic place. But sitting there, quietly are some really incredible, super functional designs. The “designers” of these objects if they can be found at all, aren’t celebrated in the same way as they are in other countries. Instead design is seen as a bi-product of living. This unassuming approach, with an emphasis on a quiet functionality, is what inspires and drives our creative process.

At Tiipoi, we tell positive and insightful stories of a real India, that is changing and shifting all the time. We don’t want to tell nostalgic stories of its past. We prefer to look at what is happening right now, and highlight India’s role in contemporary design.