SOAPSTONE GEOMETRY | Glass
Steatite cocktail glass
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 straight cylinder carved soapstone cup, made from a solid piece of material that is turned into a delicate minimalistic functional form. The strong and powerful cup, mainly intended for cocktails and elaborate drinks, is complemented by an elegant and noble brass skewer that seems to float in its centre. The skewer is a decorative yet functional element that serves as a platform for the edible embellishment recommended to be served with this cup. Any edible ornament, even a simple berry, will be elevated into an exquisite garnish on the beautiful brass arch rising above the stone edge.
The stone can be stored in the freezer and later used for ice-less drinks as it will keep the liquids cool for consumption in room temperature.
The skewer should be lightly rinsed in warm water and dried right away. If desired, especially if used often with oily ingredients, the stone can be oiled and rinsed in water. This will protect it from oil stains and is purely an aesthetic measure.