We've always loved the sleek elegance of George Nelson's tray table. To update the look of the mid-century original, done in walnut or teak veneer, we used white ash, finished with a process that arrests the wood in its natural, freshly cut state. The resulting color is a creamy white that resists yellowing over time.
A brushed stainless steel column and black umber steel legs support the tray top. The top is also available as a tray only. 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.
The inlay design juxtaposes walnut and santos palisander veneers in each diamond shape. Five-ply veneer construction, with inner plies of bay poplar, ensures the top remains stable through changes in humidity and years of use.