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Diameter: 24.0cm / 9.4"
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
According to Greek mythology, Daphne was a beautiful nymph, associated with fountains, wells, springs, and other types of freshwater bodies. Trying to escape from Apollo, she was transformed into a laurel tree. Laurel is an evergreen tree, native to Mediterranean regions.
Daphne is a collection of trays, expressing the structure and delicacy of vegetable tanned leather. The tray is constructed with two layers of vegetable tanned leather and given form by hand, before waiting 24 hours in water, as if bathing in the wells and springs of nymph Daphne.
Taking its inspiration from bay laurel leaves, the bordering leather knitting decorates the tray, amplifies the storage function and strengthens the standing base.
Daphne is a collective design of Uniqka design team. Originally, the tray was designed and made by Koray Aris, many years ago using sole leather and wet-forming technique. Adhering to the same production technique, Kerem Aris and Merve Parnas interpreted the original design by constructing the tray with two layers of leather and adding the leather knitting as decoration and as well to form the storage borders.
Having two sizes, Daphne is offered in nude and brown leather, with contrasting knitting colours.
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Uniqka is an Istanbul-based design brand that invigorates old craftsmanship traditions with new form and a subtle contemporary aesthetic.
Uniqka designs focus on craft and material. The emphasis is on the versatility and elegance of leather.
Collaborating with designers around the world, Uniqka creates handmade objects. The collection comprises of lighting pieces, side tables, tabletop objects, wall accessories and smaller office accessories to adorn any home or workspace with organizational functionality as much as stylistic originality.
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