Slate is created through a combination of all pressure on sedimentary rock. It’s the compression over time that makes it so strong. If you look around Europe at the slate roofs from the 1800s, you can see how long a good piece of sturdy slate will last. It’s not a lifetime. It’s many, many lifetimes over.
Brooklyn Slate Company was founded by Brooklyn graphic designer Sean Tice and Parsons graduate student Kristy Hadeka. After visiting Kristy’s family slate quarry in upstate New York in the spring of 2009, the two grabbed a few pieces for use as all purpose boards back home in Brooklyn. They found a number of purposes for the slate — as trivets for tea kettles and hot dishes to coasters for beers — and began gifting pieces to friends. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that the two struck out to produce a line of slate products.
It takes thousands of years to create the piece of slate this chess board is made of. Nearly one-inch thick, Brooklyn Slate Company sells their boards thicker than most. There’s a love of the natural creation in everything they do at this company––a pride in the beauty of Mother Nature and a desire to bring their customers something out of the ordinary. PERFECT for your next gathering.
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