Reminiscent of ornately detailed oriental tea services, Habibi as a tray or side table is a precious piece offering elegant possibilities for combination.
The tray Habibi in combination with the base CM06 made from solid material can be used as an independent side table with generous diameters and optional heights available in polished brass, copper and stainless steel. Each piece is entirely unique, handmade and truly valuable offering versatile use as the tray can be removed from the base and used as such on its own. Untreated by chemicals, natural oxidation processes create a beautiful patina over time, unless interrupted by applying conventional metal polishes. The surfaces are not lacquered. The endearing tray and side table Habibi is additionally available in powder-coated aluminium in the colours signal white, umbra grey and jet black. The tray Habibi is delivered as one piece whereas the side table with the CM06 base is delivered in two pieces.
Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995, Philipp Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums.
Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design and branding. Philipp Mainzer is creative and managing director of e15 and his architecture office Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design.