reversible wood coasters with soapstone chalkby Elena Ruano Kanidinc
- the story
Artists Elena and Sanver Kanidinc know that a tree growing in Brooklyn deserves to be celebrated, reclaimed, and recycled. Coated with a lustrous shellac glaze on one side and soapstone chalk on the other, these local tree branches have be salvaged to form a one-of-a-kind set of conversation-starting coasters.
Made entirely from natural and reclaimed materials, these eco-friendly dining accessories are perfect for jotting down guest names or personal messages before resting your ice water or freshly muddled cocktail. Handmade in New York.
Sold as a set of 4
- Item ID
- Made from
- reclaimed wood, soapstone, blackboard paint
- .25" H x 3.75" - 4" dia.
- Dust with a damp cloth. To erase chalk, use a damp sponge and quickly dry.
To extend life: avoid extreme heat and excess water. If heavily soiled, use a soft scrubber (to prevent scratches) with mild soap; dry with a lint-free cloth.
Due to the handmade and recycled nature of this item, each will vary in size and color
- the maker
Elena Ruano Kanidinc
Elena was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She went to New York in the late 90's to continue her Fine Arts and Design education. After over 10 years of working as a branding Graphic Designer/Art Director, she started her own design company.
Elena decided to focus on her passion for all things design and concern for the environment. She is inspired by nature and the slow processes that take place in the natural world. "Its forms and processes shape my designs and working methodology. I design and made by hand, green items using processes and techniques that respect the environment." Elena uses products that are local, salvaged and reclaimed, or organic and natural.
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