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TRAYS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Today’s serving trays can be quite slippery and difficult to […]

Today’s serving trays can be quite slippery and difficult to carry for sick and physically challenged people. An awareness of this fact encouraged Silje Evensen to develop a serving tray that combined functional qualities with a less institutional look for her master’s project at NTNU’s Department of Product Design. The tray is a hybrid between a serving tray and a table-mat. When it sits on the table, it acts like a table-mat, but when you carry it, it acts like a serving tray. The tray has a non-slip surface. Stackability, washability and durability are qualities that Evensen emphasised in the design. The tray should also make meals more appealing. The tray has been developed in cooperation with the Norwegian porcelain manufacturer Figgjo AS.