At The Landscape Studio we have been experimenting with soap stone, designing various seats and sculptural and lighting elements.
Soapstone is a fascinating material, normally used for intricate carvings. It is found in very few places throughout the world and has been used as a carving material for thousands of years.
Found in Western Kenya in Kisii district, it is exclusive to Kenya amongst the East African countries and therefore an unique material to use.
We were interested in using the stone in more of a raw format than traditionally carved. Making simple cuts to expose the smooth, clean/ pink interior, and in doing so framing the exterior richness of the stone which is never seen in a normal works in the material.