Silver Spoon Glass Platter

Barry Rosenthal's photo of plastic spoons is a visual metaphor for silver spoons on this serving platter.
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Serving Spoons

Serve up a sophisticated combination of fine photography and handmade design with this glass platter. Barry Rosenthal's photograph of found plastic spoons from his beachcombing series "Found in Nature" is elevated artistically through the interplay of silvery silhouettes and an elegantly frosted glass plate. The functional platter references the refined style of silver spoons through the everyday utility of disposable plastic transformed by high design. It's formed from a sheet of partially-recycled glass which is hand cut to size, silkscreened twice, fired, and bent into shape. Whether used for serving or as a display in your decor, the soft lines of the platter make it an eye-catching addition to your kitchen or dining room. Handmade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Made in Pennsylvania

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Barry Rosenthal and Riverside Design Group for the Uncommon Collection

created by

Barry Rosenthal and Riverside Design Group for the Uncommon Collection

location

Pennsylvania

Barry Rosenthal has lived in New York City for the past 25 years. He studied photography at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio and also studied with notable photographers Emmet Gowin and George Tice at the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York. Barry‘s fine art images can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, Massachusetts. Barry is a resident of Lower Manhattan, along with his wife and daughter.

Check out our studio tour to go inside Barry's creative space.

Founded in 1996, Riverside Design Group grew out of a desire to revitalize manufacturing in Western Pennsylvania, introducing new products suitable for museums and gift stores. They have worked with many artists in a variety of materials, producing a range of items, including furniture, ceramics, glass, and metal jewelry. For the past 16 years, they have focused on handcrafted glass tableware and home accessories for hospitality clients (hotels, restaurants, and caterers) and retailers. As a part of their commitment to community service and support, they developed Plates With Purpose™ in 2004, to raise funds to support vital non-profit community organizations. The company now has 3 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee at their office and warehouse, and 7 full-time workers at their glass studio in Western PA.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Silver Spoon Glass Platter qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

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” is elevated 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 functional platter.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

“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.”


fair wage

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
- Living wage 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.


charitable giving

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.

Resourceful Packaging

Riverside uses recycled cartons, print materials, packaging materials as available. Packaging material is 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Silver Spoon Platter: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
partially recycled glass
Measurements
13" L x 13" W
Care
Microwave safe for gentle heating, dishwasher safe.
Item ID
22431

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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