YOY Design Studio in Tokyo, Japan, creates simple, everyday use items but they add a sense of amusement and deception in each of their works. Just yesterday, we came across Light by YOY Design, which was a simple lamp that projected silhouette of a lamp shade on the wall. Today, we have a simple wooden tray, dubbed Protrude, which exhibits a minimalist yet clever design. When placed beyond the tabletop, it seems as if the tray is about to fall from the edge and spill your coffee all over. However, nothing of that sort happens, the tray is aptly fastened onto the underside of the desk. The tray holds your coffee cup well beyond the table creating a fine illusion for the onlookers.
This illusory tray is designed by Yasuko Furukawa, co-founder of the Japanese design studio. The effectively designed tray allows you to simply screw the clip on the lower side of the surface of any desk. The A4 paper-sized tray is made of wood and its clamp is made of stainless steel. The tray features slightly lifted edges to hold coffee cups, stationery and other things most effectively, while keeping the table vacant for other important things. Once attached to the table top, you can rotate the tray to a desired angle. Protrude tray is a gift for all workaholics who prefer their coffee or other eatables away from their important documents and electronics on the table.