Each year we take one of our timeless designs and reinterpret it for the Select program. Last year we offered the Eames Hang-It-All with walnut balls in place of the familiar colored ones. This year we have re-imagined George Nelson’s beautiful tray table, taking our inspiration from Nelson’s 1955 mid-century masterpiece, the Flock of Butterflies clock. We are also offering the tray separate to the table – something we’ve never done before.
The table was originally available in walnut or teak veneer. This version is in white ash, finished with a process that stops the wood from yellowing. For the inlay we used walnut and santos palisander veneers. The table’s column is made from brushed stainless steel with black umber steel legs. The table stands 17 inches high; the tray top is 18 inches in diameter. As with the original, the 2011 Select edition is presented in a special take-home container about the size of a pizza box.