Benjamin Hubert’s Layer agency creates ceramic charging trays

Elegantly designed, the ceramic trays incorporate charging in an aim to minimise the visual impact of technology.
Design Indaba festival 2016 speaker Benjamin Hubert and his creative agency Layer created four cast ceramic trays with induction charging. The trays are designed for renowned Italian ceramics brand, Bitossi Ceramiche and come in four different size variations with four different colours to choose from. 
Launching earlier this year, the trays aim to reduce the intrusion of technology in homes and is able to charge both mobile phones and tablets. Additionally, the trays can display or store small items. 
Layer believes that the trays are perfectly suited for both office and home use stating that the collection embodies high craft rather than high tech. The trays are available in salt, matte, crackle or soba colour schemes which, according to the firm, exudes the varied palette of the ceramic industry. 
A compression-moulded silicone module at the bottom of each tray houses the induction charging system. The modular nature of the design provides the opportunity for Bitossi Ceramiche to update the Charge Tray collection with new charging technology as it becomes available. The result is a timeless accessory for the home.