This Etch Soapstone Vessel is a collaboration between Citta and Asili Design. The vessel is designed in our New Zealand studio by product designer Nikolai Sorensen. It’s then skillfully hand-carved in Kenya by Asili.
The design celebrates the handmade nature of the manufacturing process. Each piece is intentionally irregular with etched grooves that provide a more structured element. The two design features are combined to give the vessel a topographical feel.
Carved from raw pink soapstone using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. Produced within a fairtrade environment that supports the artisans, their families and communities in Western Kenya.