The collection
Three square nesting trays of shining metal with concave and convex sides.

Trays, Mono-Cimetric

Designed by
Eva Eisler (born 1952)
Stainless steel, plastic
Produced by
Mono, Mettmann, Germany
Largest: 3.5 x 30 x 28.5

The Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, 2007.42.1–3

Eva Eisler was born and raised in Prague. Her interest in jewelry began in childhood, and she studied math and physics before attending the School of Building Technology and Architecture. She moved to New York in 1983. She studied and then taught at Parsons before returning to Prague in 2006 where she continues to work as a multidisciplinary artist and heads the Jewelry Department at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.

Eisler’s work is characterized by its austere sculptural quality, and she explores architectural forms in her jewelry and objects, such as these structurally-based stainless-steel trays. Named Mono-Cimetric, they are perfectly symmetrical with their concave center and convex side panels for serving.

The Stewart Program for Modern Design, photo: Denis Farley.