Through its interplay of imagery and materials, the Silver Spoon Glass Platter offers a clever conversation between form and
function. Barry Rosenthal’s photograph of found plastic spoons from his beachcoming series
“Found in Nature”
artistically through the interplay of metallic silver silhouettes and an elegantly frosted glass plate. The resulting piece alludes to
the refined style of silver spoons, through the everyday utility of disposable plastic applied to high design and the context of a
Responsible Business Practices
“We believe in a fulfilling life—doing what we love with people we care about.
We believe that quality products, timeless design, and excellent customer service will help us build our community.
We believe in the goodness of people, in giving back and paying it forward.
We believe in leaving our planet better than we found it.
We believe that gathering around the table with family and friends feeds our souls.
We believe a small business can do great things.”
Riverside pays employees a starting wage of $10/hr., which exceeds Allegheny County’s living wage.
- Local (Pennsylvania State) minimum wage: $7.25
Federal minimum wage: $7.25
of Allegheny County: $9.70
paid time off
Time off policies are dependent on length of service. All staff receives accrued personal time off which may be used for vacation, sick days or other reasons.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Scrap glass is gathered, recycled and turned back into sheet glass.
Riverside donates 15% of the sales price of their Plates With Purpose™ program to our non-profit partners on a yearly basis. Riverside Design Group distributed $4710.50 for last year's Plates With Purpose™ sales. Non-profit partners that benefit directly from sales of plates through UncommonGoods are CASA of Allegheny County (the citron tree plate) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (the pink heart plate). Their annual warehouse sale last year generated $8547.25 for the Persad Center.
Additionally Riverside has produced plates for a variety of non-profits for them to sell through their own fundraising efforts. Those agencies include Riverlife Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Legal Services, St. Lucy's Auxilliary for the Blind, Animal Rescue League, HEARTH (Transitional Housing for Women).
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Recycled glass, a natural source material.
Riverside uses recycled cartons, print materials, packaging materials as available. Packaging material is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Silver Spoon Platter: UncommonGoods.