Filed under: Decor
For a natural touch to your serveware, or to add an earthy feel to a modern art display, consider the Lehti Tray by Maria Jauhiainen. Jauhiainen is a Finish designer whose works are inspired by some of nature's most delicate designs. Lehti is one of her most acclaimed designs. It features an intricate array of metal in the shape of a leaf, which Jauhiainen says she was inspired by one evening while taking out the trash. It is not nearly as delicate as it looks and is actually bendable, so the shape can be altered to accommodate foods or to best highlight a space. The tray is on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum and the New York Museum of Modern Art, as well as in other highly regarded institutes of modern art. Pictured here in red, the tray is made out of either powder-coated brass ($795 in red, green and black), brass with sterling silver plate ($1,200) or sterling silver ($1,995).