A supporting role to showcase accessories beautifully
This is a desktop tray from the Prima Rio series by product designer Michio Akita. This product is machined from a stainless steel ingot (lump). The specific gravity of stainless steel is about eight times that of water. This makes the product called "tray" ridiculously heavy. The tray itself has a considerable presence, but it also plays a supporting role in making watches and accessories placed on it look more beautiful.
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1953. He majored in Design & Industrial Arts at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine arts and Music, and graduated in 1977. After working at Kenwood Corporation and Sony Corporation, he works as a freelance product designer from 1988. His work rage is wide from household appliances to the public equipment.
The less elements to the utmost limit, but still have enough function. The products are produced with the keywords “Solidity” “Style” and “Brilliance”. The brand was born in Takeda Design Project from Takada, the metal processing manufacturer in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture.