- 400mm W
- 400mm D
- 550mm H
- 40cm W
- 40cm D
- 55cm H
- 15.75in W
- 15.75in D
- 21.65in H
Marking Tait’s first collaboration with Melbourne designer Nancy Ji, the Lily Tray Table is the winning design of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Design Award by Broadsheet.
Blending the functions of both tray and table and conceived to enhance the outdoor dining experience and conceptualised from the lily pad – the Lily Tray Table showcases an elegant circular form and a contemporary aesthetic.
The novel design incorporates a lily pad-inspired tray manufactured with lightweight aluminium that is removable from a separate table base, allowing the user to transport food and drink outside.
The stainless steel table base features a second circular shelf to provide additional storage for ice buckets, decanters and bottles. Smaller than the tray, the shelf is sheltered while a fine band ensures further securement for its contents.
The Lily Tray Table can be selected as either a Side Table or Coffee Table, further reinforcing its practicality and sophistication as a lifestyle essential for both residential and commercial contexts. Striking as a stand-alone piece, the tables can also be nested together.
Engineered with the highest quality of materials, the durability of the stainless steel frame combined with the aluminium tray ensures protection from harsh environmental factors such as sunlight, coastal air and chlorine contact.
Spanning commercial to residential and hospitality to corporate applications, Drum Planters are designed for outdoor use but are equally at home indoors.
Outside or in, Lily Tray Tables slide effortlessly into any social situation be it home, work or recreation and is revered by architects and designers alike for its ability to speak to a range of residential and commercial contexts.
The Lily Tray Table provides the assurance of genuine local manufacture using sustainable methodologies, quality craftsmanship supported with a manufacturer guarantee and product longevity.
Spanning commercial to residential and hospitality to corporate applications, the Lily Tray Table is designed for outdoor use, though is equally at home indoors.
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Nancy Ji is an architect and designer with a philosophy to create works which are functional, simple and with an element of playfulness. Ji has worked across a broad spectrum of design, with varying scales and media, from objects to environments which enhance our everyday life.
Nancy Ji was educated in New Zealand, USA and the Netherlands, before completing a Master’s of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Following this, Ji has gained diverse experience working for renowned architectural practices across Japan and Australia. In 2016 Nancy was the recipient of the Mercedes Benz Design Award, which saw her winning piece, the Lily tray table be produced by Tait. Ji has also been a finalist at Vivid Sydney, and received the Emerging Designer Award at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Furniture festival.
The holy grail of outdoor furniture manufacturing is finding those mystical materials that neither weather nor fade under the extreme conditions of the great Australian outdoors. At Tait, we will not rest in our quest to find them, but in the meantime, we will keep on using the most premium materials we have at our disposal and tell you how to keep them at their best.
Here at Tait, our purpose is simple. To make beautiful outdoor furniture that’s designed to last – at least – a lifetime. Our craft is combining high-performance materials, robust and durable enough to withstand the diverse Australian elements, with timeless, cutting-edge design in order to elevate the outdoor experience.
Put simply, Tait is where handmade, high-end design meets down-to-earth performance.
Like owning a luxury car, some TLC on your part will keep your Tait pieces ship shape, allowing them to weather and age gracefully over the seasons. The frequency of maintenance will vary depending on your personal standards and requirements as well as the environment in which the products live.
Careless handling, treatment or misuse of our products can result in damage and is not covered under our manufacturer’s warranty. Please refer to the materials and finishes relevant to your product as outlined.
The warranty does not cover damage from mishandling, misuse, physical or chemical abuse, by not following proper care and maintenance instructions, accidental damage, damage from chipping, cracking, impact damage or breaking due to customer abuse.
• The warranty does not cover fading or natural ageing of the timber, non-structural defects in the timber, naturally occurring timber features, surface and end checking, or lack of maintenance leading to an acceleration of any of these issues.
• The warranty does not cover corrosion originating from scratches or abrasions that result from general wear and tear and which cannot be removed via standard cleaning and maintenance processes.
• The warranty does not cover any occurrence of any detritus, organic or man-made matter settling on the product surface. The warranty excludes buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on Tait’s planters. Nor does this warranty cover any product corrosion directly caused by aforementioned matter.
• The warranty does not cover minor corrosion spots at the weld joins: under table tops, bases and seat frames. These do not affect the structural integrity of the product and are a natural outcome of the material used (mild steel).
• The warranty does not cover the corrosion of steel furniture and parts, including stainless steel, as a result of direct use in harsh seafront locations or in a confined, chlorinated environment.
• The warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or natural fading of the materials used.
• The warranty does not apply to any variances in colour, shade or gloss level of finishes, stone tops and timbers.
• The warranty does not cover products that the customer decides they do not like following delivery, including to colour, fabric, timber or other opinions based on personal preference.
• Tait shall not be liable for, and specifically excludes, any claims caused directly or indirectly by any event or matter beyond its control, including incidental, consequential or contingent damages suffered as a result of the use of the furniture or a breach of this warranty either written or implied.
• All products purchased at a sale price are subject to the specific warranty conditions outlined on sale invoice.
• The warranty does not cover transportation costs for replacement parts and products or labour costs for repair. These costs may be charged at our discretion.
Wash regularly with warm soapy water and mild detergent using a soft cloth (in mild environments every 6 months). For commercial, industrial or marine environments we recommend monthly maintenance. Always rinse well with water, to remove any remaining detergent.
Avoid steam cleaning, pressure washing, abrasive cleansers, steel brushes/wools and cleaners containing chlorine. Avoid scratching the surface by dry dusting. Never use strong solvents to clean powder coated surfaces. Aggressive solvents such as turpentine, white spirits, thinners, citrus based cleaners, and other aggressive solvents are harmful to the extended life of the powder coated surface. Dull surfaces can be revived using car polish. Do not allow detritus, organic or man-made matter to settle on the product surface. We recommend removing any buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on Tait’s planters.
Rough treatment of powder-coated furniture can result in chipping of the coated surface; this is not covered under warranty.
Most Tait products come with protective fittings – stacking glides, bumpers, socks/feet and glides. These aid protection against chipping and scratching. Powder coated stacking chairs are designed to be set in place gently.
Touch-up paint may be purchased on request. It is advisable to repair minor nicks and scratches as soon as they appear.
Powder coat is a decorative finish for indoor and outdoor use. While it assists with metal protection, it is not a corrosion protection in its own right. The components of Tait powder coated products are produced in either aluminium, stainless steel or mild steel.
The mild steel base materials are treated with two levels of pre-protection that guard against corrosion. The products are then powder coated to make the surface resistant to corrosion and suitable for use in exterior environments.
Minor corrosion spots at the weld joins – under table tops, bases and seat frames, may be evident on mild steel products. These do not affect the structural integrity of the product and are not covered by the Tait warranty.
Whilst every care is taken to provide the most suitable finish according to the use and the environment the product will be subjected to, Tait cannot guarantee this decorative finish against scratching, scuffing, chipping, fading or corrosion as a result of use in harsh seafront/extreme environments.
Tait offer a range of powder coat colours which offer excellent UV stability and are suitable for use in outdoor applications. Whilst powder coat offers excellent colour retention, natural fading is not covered under the Tait warranty. To ensure longevity of this finish please refer to the care and maintenance.
The warranty does not cover any occurrence of detritus, organic or man-made matter settling on the product surface. The warranty also excludes buildup of mineral deposits leaching from soils and fertilisers, should it occur on the surface of Tait’s planters. Nor does this warranty cover any product corrosion directly caused by aforementioned matter.