Let’s bring to the light what nature has preserved over the centuries.
From the rock are obtained very fine slabs of stone whose flexibility, lightness, easy processing and incomparable beauty make it an innovative material, 100% natural and perfect for endless applications that creatives can use.
We combine this product with a fabric support to realize book covers, photo albums, boxes, origami, leather goods and any use your imagination can suggest.
First there was the ocean:
Perhaps only a minor matter to the Creator. But the combination of existing conditions in some places of the earth during pre-historic times has been the pre-requisite for the formation of slate. More than 200 millions of years ago micro-grained depositions of clay mud compounds were formed at the bottom of primeval oceans. These compounds hardened by increased and became madstone.
Later during the formation of mountains these stone layers were splitted by means of lateral pressure. During these processes the original minerals were placed onto finest shear areas. They crystallized by means of pressure and heat to become very flat minerals. The native rock obtained a new foliated structure called slate.
Slate sources with many colours evolved in some places of the world due to certain geological pre-conditions during the primeval formation of slate.
Quartzite can be found all over the world. But only the soft rock from South Africa and India can be splitted for Stone Leaf.
Compared to colour slate being flat and thin, quartzite slate is medium-grained or coarse-grained. Quartzitre slate consists of quartz and of layers of silicate. These ingredients make the surface glimmer and lightly shine.
It is a long way combined with great skill and careful handling from the stone quarry to the finished sheet of Stone Leaf. Due to geological conditions in nature, only limited sizes of quartzite slate can be mined. The splitting process of quartzite slate is more difficult and involves more labour to split than colour slate.