Collection: Memphis Milano
Designer: Matteo Thun
Year: 1982
Tray in decorated white porcelain.
Ontario, Erie, Superior, Michigan are sold separately.
Size: W 43, H 28 cm
The product is purchased with authenticity certificate and guarantee stamp.

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The Manitoba tray was designed by Matteo Thun for Memphis’s 1982 collection. Alongside the Ontario pepper mill, the Erie appetizer holder, the Superior toothpick holder and the Michigan saltshaker, this tray is named after one of North America’s lakes. These pieces demonstrate Memphis’s characteristically humorous antifunctionalism and exemplify what Barbara Radice called ‘emotional objects’. The shapes in this set are strongly reminiscent of Thun’s series Rara Avis (rare bird), designed in 1981 with the ceramicist Alessio Sarri.

Text by: Fay Blanchard, Alice Riddy and Eva Haghighi