$95 – $99
Restore a little order to things. Muuto's non-scratch felt tray, fabricated from recycled plastic bottles, expands the eco-friendly series made from PET material from Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen. Use it to hold books, magazines or electronics or to contain papers or miscellany on a table, shelf or desk. And its softly rounded, organic contours will fit in anywhere.
4.75" h x 12.5" w x 15.25" d (12x32x39cm)
Made from PET, an eco-friendly fiber made from recycled plastic bottles
Muuto made its impact on the design world by living up to its namesake "muttos,” the Finnish word that alludes to looking at things with a new perspective. "We give the designers the freedom to create new designs,” says co-founder Peter Bonnén. By giving free rein to the brightest design talent in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, there’s the breathing room to conjure a new take on a chair, vase or a lamp. Expanding on that success, Muuto was recently acquired by legendary brand Knoll (though it will continue to be run independently with the company's headquarters remaining in Copenhagen.)
Peter and co-founder Kristian Byrge, who originally trained in economics and management respectively, might not have seemed destined to helm a new-influencer design firm. But it was a shared passion for all things design and and the distinctive style they dubbed “New Nordic” that rapidly brought worldwide recognition. "It serves as proof that we have something special to offer the design industry," the partners say. "We're proud to be part of the Knoll family and can't wait to unfold Muuto's global potential further in close collaboration with them."