With central heating set to a toasty 22 °C in winter these days, it’s easy to forget the cold outside. Nostalgic for a time when we would warm our hands with a cup of tea and gather around the chimney, Maddalena Selvini developed a range of heat-holding vessels and objects called S-POT. Made of a soapstone traditionally quarried and crafted in Italy − and prized for staying warm − her series can be stacked on a single heat source and used for cooking, or for spreading warmth around the interior. Maddalena also repurposed sand left over from smoothing the soapstone to make compatible stoneware plates, cups and a teapot.
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