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Inspired by two cultures, the Chakla has a unique form: its circular shape is inspired by the Indian chakla and belan - a small platform and rolling pin combination - used to make flat breads while the handle has it’s origin in wooden European cheese boards. Made of black slate, a fine-grained naturally-occurring rock, the slightly concave surface reveals the many layers of formation of the material. Generously proportioned and crafted by hand, it makes a stylish and versatile accessory for the kitchen and dining table. The material and manufacturing technique ensure each piece is completely unique.
Width 26cm, Length 38cm, Height 2cm
Each piece is made by hand, so no two pieces are identical
Hand wash only, using a gentle detergent, dry with a soft cloth
Marble is a porous natural material and may stain with coloured foods
Please note that each piece will have different veining and patterning, owing to the nature of the material. These are not faults and we cannot accept returns or refunds if you are unhappy with the colouring of your piece.
We wanted to create a first collection that reflected Indian traditionality but with a Dutch simplicity.READ THE STORY
We asked Somya and Bob if they would share their story with us:
We met three years back through common Studioilse friends and soon discovered our mutual love for materials, crafts & culture. So we started to plan ways of bringing together these elements.
Somya wanted to start the first collection from India, as she wanted to show me the hands on approach to design in India and watch me respond to it. After looking around for a while, she found the perfect small independent marble maker just outside Jaipur, Mr Jitendre. He was passionate and very excited about the thought of collaborating.
A few months later we went back to India to spend some time in Rajasthan, to observe people carrying on with their daily rituals, getting inspired by them. What we wanted was to have a first collection that reflected India but with a Dutch simplicity.
Thank you for your time Somya and Bob! We wish you much success with your beautiful brand!