SOAPSTONE GEOMETRY | Tray
Round steatite tray
Soapstone Geometry is a series of objects designed by Studio Appétit, inspired both visually and philosophically by the Bauhaus movement. Each object in the series is based on two simple geometric forms. However, their unique choice of material and volumes create a minimal yet intricate composition that is only complete when the product is in use and the food element it is made for is added. With this Studio Appétit desires to elevate materiality and pure shapes while pushing conventional boundaries of tableware aesthetics and the role of the food placed on them within the final composition.
Along with Brass, Copper and Oak, the main material used in all the elements is an exquisite Soapstone, 2.8 billion years old, sourced from the raw nature of Eastern Finland. This stone, naturally strong and non-porous, is also an excellent thermal observant. It has both heat and cold retaining qualities that allow the products to be placed in the fridge or freezer and keep drinks or food cool or alternatively in the oven to keep things warm.
A cheese platter made of a perfect slice of round carved soapstone with a two-dimensional triangle copper cheese knife. When the knife is inserted in a piece of cheese as part of the serving ritual, a new and exciting composition is created with the food becoming part of the overall shape.
The stone can be stored with the cheese in the fridge and will maintain a low temperature after service, extending the cheese's endurance in room temperature.
The knife should be lightly rinsed in warm water and dried right away. The stone is oiled with Hazelnut oil to complement its culinary function. After multiple uses and rinsing of the platter it can be oiled again in any desired oil.