MARE TRANQULLITATIS: a tray inspired by the moon’s surface

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How beautiful is this tray by London based Shiro Studio? Inspired by lunar craters formed by the collision of objects against our moon nearly two billion years ago – Mare Tranqullitatis is a limited edition 350x350x55mm marble tray, which has similarly been riddled with craters of its own. Composed of a block of White Carrara C marble – concavities of varying size have been milled into its surface in order to accommodate objects of varying size. The fine ribbed texture of the tray’s surface is a remnant of the industrial milling process used to carve it and were intentionally left visible to stand as testament to the objects’ contemporary machined genesis. So beautiful! All images courtesy of Shiro Studio.


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There are 2 comments on this post
  1. Beatrice
    October 29, 2012, 2:07 pm

    Interesting, with Sandy approaching the US Coast at this very moment I have completely different waves in my mind and it seems we all worry about this other mare, the mare tempestuoso.

    • D
      October 31, 2012, 4:58 am

      Yes. Hope you survived the storm unscathed!

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