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 Obs, M Le Monde, Etapes:, Vanity Fair, and Le Parisien Magazine, as well as for the fashion world, J.M. Weston, Rabih Kayrouz, and the Paris Fashion Week.
Léo Pico intervened on the collection of Oke trays in enamelled volcanic rock to adorn them with Koi carps, Japanese ornamental fish whose colours and patterns are obtained by way of a long and patient selection process in the province of Niigata. He presents a duo of red-and-white carps, the iconic Kohaku race, firmly rooted in the collective imagination, and a tandem of monochrome Platinum fish, metallic snow carps that Europeans are so enamoured with.
Fish on a tray: a nod to the primary function of the OKE collection, designed by Studio Ler as a series of sushi trays “since we love sushi. But for you, it can be much more; it can showcase your most beautiful house plants or find its place on your latest furniture find.” As with all of the Oke collection, the Koi series is made of enamelled Mont-Dore volcanic rock and the handles are in solid wood. Each piece is unique.