The Set of 2 Scrimshaw Whale Trays by thomaspaul design references traditional motifs often used in fine china, but reinterpreted in a fun and modern way.
Scrimshaw was an art practiced by sailors on whaling ships out at sea. It usually consisted of elaborate whaling scenes incised into the teeth of whales.
The Scrimshaw melamine collection looks to recapture the feeling of this art form. Luckily, no whales were harmed in its manufacture.
All thomaspaul design plates, tumblers and trays are made from high quality, dishwasher safe melamine. Not recommended for microwave and not oven safe.
Each Tray - 13" L x 9" H Total Length - 26"
Thomas Paul was born and raised in New York City. He got his start in the fashion business working as an intern at DKNY in the mid-nineties after graduating from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in textile design. While working as a colorist and designer for a silk mill specializing in neckwear and scarves, he worked on neckwear collections for such designers as Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, and DKNY. This eventually led to the creation of his own neckwear collection, the short-lived digities in the late 90's. From this was born the start of the thomaspaul pillow collection, launched in 2001, which was originally conceived of as an idea of utilizing the silk printing mill's capabilities for home accessories instead of personal accessories. Since then the line has steadily expanded into other categories apart from silk pillows to include tabletop, stationery, and lamp shades. The ultimate goal being to have products covering every aspect of the home, all with thomaspaul patterns gracing them.