Whether entertaining guests outdoors or having a casual luncheon indoors, setting the scene is half the fun. Our favorite modern serving trays and platters transition from indoors to deck, terrace, or patio seamlessly, offering attractive and versatile backdrops for carrying drinks and displaying hors d'oeuvres—and illustrating that in modern design, presentation may be everything.
10 Delicious Serving Platters & Trays
Alto Metal Tray
This sizable modern tray, fashioned from galvanized steel, has easy-to-grab handles and low-profile legs which elevate it above table surface. Five inspired UV resistant colors make Alto ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
Doppio Rectangle Serving Board
Two elegant wood pieces—walnut and maple—form the beautiful Doppio Rectangle Serving Board from Fferrone, so refined, you'll be tempted to keep sharp implements away. When not wowing guests, it makes a gorgeous centerpiece.
A mesmerizing must-have, this marbleized serveware piece is a translucent treat crafted from food-safe resin with a swirling turquoise hue, adding instant razzle dazzel to any indoor or outdoor dining experience.
A handy solution for all indoor and outdoor dining needs, this powder-coated metal tray is outfitted with a rounded handle for an easy-to-carry design perfect for toting drinks and nibbles from your kitchen to your covered patio for happy hour.
Jellies Oval Tray
Patricia Urquiola's Jellies Oval Tray is made from signature Kartell plastic, and features an intricate faceted pattern that resembles cut glass. With no breakable quotient and so much prettiness on display, this serving tray is a no-brainer.
Doppio Round Marble Board
Designed to be both centerpiece and serving board, the Doppio Round Marble Board leverages two marble slabs in service of one elegant circular serving platter. When not in use, Doppio just sits there looking fetching.
Arrow Tray (Set of 2)
Offering graphic appeal and visual interest, this set of two serving or decorative trays comes outfited with a contrasting geometric pattern crafted from bone and wood and accented by brass handles for an elevated touch.
Namaste Tray (Set of 3)
Three asymmetric modern trays that evoke the shape of stones, Kartell's Namaste trays are made from durable melamine, and segue from indoors to outdoors beautifully. Choose from sets of monochromes or contrasting hues.
Nakashima Splay Tray
It isn't often that a serving tray becomes a modern design classic, but George Nakashima's supremely refined Splay Tray for Knoll fits the bill. Solid Douglas fir and exquisite Nakashima joinery makes Splay a 'bucket list' modern tray.
Heritage Bread Board
A great housewarming or hostess gift for the friend who likes to entertain, this beautiful beech wood serving board brings rustic and traditional appeal to your kitchen or dining area.