Color your summer table handsomely with sturdy metal sculptural pieces by Australian designer Abi Alice. Three sizes can accommodate all your fresh and raw goodies, in bright yellow, sky blue, white, and stainless. Use them to hold fresh fruit, crackers, breadsticks, cubes of cheese, pastries, or canapes. Would also be lovely as a centerpiece, with small vessels holding cut wildflowers or a row of candles. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, as breakage will not be an issue. When not using, the stack stores away without taking up too much space. Comes in a set of 3 trays, $135. for color, $160 for stainless steel. Get them at your local Alessi store or order online.
Alessi, 130 Green St (btw Houston/Prince Sts)