Brooklyn Slate Company

Store Profile

  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Specialty: Slate Tabletop and Garden Products
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Website:

Store History

  • Founded: 2009
  • Founded by: Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York

Sean and Kristy started gifting small pieces of slate from Kristy's family slate quarry to friends. Their friends liked the slate gifts so much that Sean and Kristy decided to start selling tabletop and garden slate products to a wider market; the Brooklyn Slate Company was born.

I fell in LOVE with the Brooklyn Slate Company's slate cheese board, when shopping on Gilt Taste last week. When entertaining guests, it is always fun to throw in an element of surprise, such as the slate board for displaying appetizers. They have a few other slate tabletop products as well: slate placemat, slate beverage coaster, and a slate garden market.

Started in 2009, the Brooklyn Slate Company is the upshot of Sean, a graphic designer, and Kristy, a Parsons graduate student (featured above). Kristy's family has a slate quarry in upstate New York and when visiting, they would always bring back small pieces of slate. They started finding new uses for the material around the home and gifted a few pieces to friends. As the gifts grew in popularity, Sean and Kristy discovered they were on to something—and the Brooklyn Slate Company was born.

Images: Gilt Taste and Brooklyn Slate