duendepr.com news Floor coverings and credenzas by Studio Ler

Floor coverings and credenzas by Studio Ler

Studio Ler has designed and produced a collection of customised enamelled volcanic rock tiles since 2015, for individuals and architects. The designs indiscriminately adorn kitchens (in their credenza version) or floors (indoors and outdoors, since volcanic rock can withstand frost), providing a natural and contemporary covering. “We always visibly retain the raw stone on part of the surface and it is this dialogue between the volcanic rock and the enamel that interests us,” the two designers explain.

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The existing range operates as a library of samples, a colour chart from which the customer will request a personalised version or come away with a 100% original design. Studio Ler works from plans and photos of the space to be refurbished, creating drawings and proposing a custom size, then carries out the enamelling in their Breton studio. Price on request.

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Studio Ler. There too lies a story of resilience, passion, and cultural inheritance that begins with a young couple: Renato was an enameller and stone-cutter and Lydia, a designer, who formerly worked with Mathieu Lehanneur’s studio and IKEA. They founded Studio Ler in 2015 far from Paris, in Auvergne, with the ambition of bring volcanic rock into contemporary interiors. Its heat resistance makes it an ideal material for kitchens. Buffets, workbenches, or table ornaments enjoy the virtues of the rock, in its subtle and unusual grey, whose texture will then be partially or totally coated in a colourful, graphic enamel.

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The first chapter of the story ended in 2018 with the death of Renato. His sister Jessica then picked up the torch alongside Lydia to continue the adventure. Now based in Brittany in a former village pharmacy, they design and create small series of objects, furniture, and furnishings, including one-offs or customised articles for private customers, interior designers and architects, hotels and restaurants, all with their distinctive flair for associating textures.

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The lava of the Volvic and Mont-Dore areas converse with enamel, wood, or fabric, creating a sensitive and vibrant collection. Alongside their geometric inspirations, the tandem also initiates collaborations with graphic designers or illustrators in more figurative or organic styles, in order to take a fresh look at this material classified by UNESCO as a “natural asset presenting an exceptional degree of interest for the shared heritage of humanity” and giving it a new lease on life, designed for a wider audience.

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