Conceived in Germany
The Meter can trace its roots back to Germany, the motherland of fine beers. In the drinking gardens of Munich, pints of beer are often served on meter long wooden trays. For generations, these serving trays spurred fun conversation and added to the atmosphere. While enjoyable in their own right, the designs left a lot to be desired. The trays can often be unwieldy, heavy, and cumbersome. This is where The Meter steps in.
Informed by Japan
The Meter innovates through its use of Eastern materials and design principals. Every Meter is made from Japanese Paulownia wood, known for its strength and light weight. Once more, The Meter builds on the principles of tried-and-true Japanese carpentry methods, relying on no nails, instead employing various joinery techniques, the same used in ancient temples for centuries. The result is a solidly crafted frame, free of nails and screws which are susceptible to rust and deterioration.
Perfected in Chicago
Finally, The Meter was perfected in Chicago, USA. While there are other serving trays on the market, none of them are as sturdy as The Meter’s patented Double Decker Design. Flatter trays leave drinks vulnerable to spills, while The Meter ensures safe delivery to your guests. With a featherweight frame and contoured handle, The Meter enables easy serving, transport, and storage. While The Meter takes cues from influences around the world, it’s proud to be a Chicago son and an American innovation.