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French star architect Tristan Auer gives free rein to Studio Ler for the design and the fabrication of two small side table tabletops (diameter: 60 cm) intended for a Parisian apartment. The duo proposes a mineral and solar variation in which enamel in turn strikes, hides, and overexposes the lava stone, for an interplay of black and white that reveals the primal character of the material and its telluric aura.

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To spread the news about enamel on volcanic rock, Studio Ler remains loyal to its founding philosophy by initiating a cycle of collaborations with designers from all fields: illustration, design, art, and beyond. The first guest, Léo PICO, is an illustrator and artistic director of Regain magazine for Funny Bones. A professional typographer, he has worked for the press, including ObsM Le MondeEtapes:Vanity Fair, and Le Parisien Magazine, as well as for the fashion world, J.M. Weston, Rabih Kayrouz, and the Paris Fashion Week.   Lire la suite…

 

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. Lire la suite…

 

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Volcanic rock is the only stone in the world that can be coated with enamel. The reason is its incredible heat resistance, enabling it to be fired in enamelling kilns at 990 degrees. This resilience seems an appropriate turn of events for a material first emerging as a liquid, cast into molten rock on the slopes of the volcanoes of Auvergne, whose boiling state eventually subsides and cools, slowly petrifying in contact with the air. The volcanic rock is then cut, dissected on plates, and sent to the Breton Studio Ler to be adorned with an enamel in the contemporary designs that are the signature of the designer duo. Lire la suite…