Soft rock?
At first glance, this appears to be a chunk of stone, but when you place something on this curious tray, the part of the tray on which it is placed sinks. Made of silicon with chips embedded in it, this tray was created with a carefully considered thickness that suitably accommodates the way the surface sinks when something is placed on it. This design showcases the special characteristics of silicon, a soft, multifaceted material, to best effect.


Design : Kazushige Miyake, Kota Kato
Photo : Goichi Kondo