Fort Standard’s monolithic cabinet defies the material properties of soapstone
In its ongoing Qualities of Material series, New York-based studio Fort Standard challenges conventional limitations and current applications of natural materials such as wood, stone and leather.
The collection comprises a number of structural experiments within the context of furniture.
The latest instalment, a monolithic cabinet, is an exercise in soapstone.
A stack of three rectangular components, made almost entirely of this compact variety of talc, rests on a low maple base.
Conspicuous door hinges almost bely the mass and density of the stone.
A classic triangular relief milled into the outer surfaces of the cabinet minimizes the actual weight of the piece.