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The Audo featured on Dezeen

date: 26 / 08 / 19

For The Audo, St. Leo collaborated with architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen to develop 10 bespoke colours of Dolomite Plaster to be used throughout the community space, café, hotel and office. “Design brand Menu has teamed up with architecture studio Norm Architects on The Audo, a hotel in Copenhagen where cosy, earth-toned guest suites double up as show spaces for new furniture and homeware. The Audo encompasses Menu’s headquarters, along with 10 guest suites that are all dressed with the brand’s range of furniture, lighting and home accessories. The Danish brand said the building highlights the “multidisciplinary, unifying nature of design”. “We wanted Menu to take a new approach to running a design business through openness, knowledge-sharing and collaboration,” explained Joachim Hansen, director of Menu.” By showing our collection in different contexts within hospitality we will make the collection become more alive,” he told Dezeen. The hotel occupies a 1918 building in Nordhavn – an industrial part of Copenhagen that’s home to the city’s port and cruise docks, but just a short distance from the trendy neighbourhood of Østerbro, which is populated by cafes and shops. Its name is an acronym of the Latin phrase ab uno disce omnes – which translates as “from one, learn all” – and a nod to the hotel’s multifunctional spaces. To ensure the hotel’s internal spaces were on-brand, Menu approached long-standing collaborator Norm Architects. The two studios previously worked together on Menu’s more typical Copenhagen showroom, the rustic interiors of restaurant Höst and a range of minimalist chairs.” — Natasha Levy, Dezeen.

For The Audo, St. Leo collaborated with architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen to develop 10 bespoke colours of Dolomite Plaster to be used throughout the community space, café, hotel and office. “Design brand Menu has teamed up with architecture studio Norm Architects on The Audo, a hotel in Copenhagen where cosy, earth-toned guest suites double up as show spaces for new furniture and homeware. The Audo encompasses Menu’s headquarters, along with 10 guest suites that are all dressed with the brand’s range of furniture, lighting and home accessories. The Danish brand said the building highlights the “multidisciplinary, unifying nature of design”. “We wanted Menu to take a new approach to running a design business through openness, knowledge-sharing and collaboration,” explained Joachim Hansen, director of Menu.” By showing our collection in different contexts within hospitality we will make the collection become more alive,” he told Dezeen. The hotel occupies a 1918 building in Nordhavn – an industrial part of Copenhagen that’s home to the city’s port and cruise docks, but just a short distance from the trendy neighbourhood of Østerbro, which is populated by cafes and shops. Its name is an acronym of the Latin phrase ab uno disce omnes – which translates as “from one, learn all” – and a nod to the hotel’s multifunctional spaces. To ensure the hotel’s internal spaces were on-brand, Menu approached long-standing collaborator Norm Architects. The two studios previously worked together on Menu’s more typical Copenhagen showroom, the rustic interiors of restaurant Höst and a range of minimalist chairs.” — Natasha Levy, Dezeen.

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Wallpaper* reviews The Audo

date: 26 / 06 / 19

For The Audo, St. Leo collaborated with architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen to develop 10 bespoke colours of Dolomite Plaster to be used throughout the community space, café, hotel and office. “Teaming up with Norm Architects, the 1918 building – a boathouse and Neo-Baroque residence – has been given a minimalistic makeover. Here, the Danish firm developed concrete flooring and walls and used warming brass accents to lift the industrial architecture. Meanwhile creative director Nathan Williams – from publication KINFOLK – was bought on board to ensure the design effectively delivered The Audo’s message. ‘This was once a trading post for fishing,’ he mused at the opening. ‘The modernised concept for this space hasn’t deviated from that. We are not pulling up in boats, not crating fish, but we are trading ideas, designs and sparking conversation in this space.’ Tucked away on the top floor, the Audo Residence is a 10-room hotel that offers understated and intimate loft-style retreats. Each room is uniquely configured – room 6 is adorned with ceramics by Sofia Tufvasson and Bente Hansen, while all of the spaces feature beds by Dux, chalky-finished walls by St. Leo, and Dinesen flooring underfoot. Most of the collaborative energy is felt on the lower floors though – sip cocktails at the monolithic marble bar that doubles as its current concierge, pick up a gift from the concept store, or climb up a few stairs to uncover Menu’s materials library. It is clear that the Audo is not a one-time experience. The room designs will be evolving, the concept store will be a gallery space with rotating shows, and they are still cooking up the gastronomical direction of the restaurant. All of these finishing touches anchor the brand’s DNA as a growing process, and a further ode to its namesake – an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ab Uno Disce Omnes, meaning ‘From one, learn all.’” — Sujata Burman, Wallpaper

For The Audo, St. Leo collaborated with architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen to develop 10 bespoke colours of Dolomite Plaster to be used throughout the community space, café, hotel and office. “Teaming up with Norm Architects, the 1918 building – a boathouse and Neo-Baroque residence – has been given a minimalistic makeover. Here, the Danish firm developed concrete flooring and walls and used warming brass accents to lift the industrial architecture. Meanwhile creative director Nathan Williams – from publication KINFOLK – was bought on board to ensure the design effectively delivered The Audo’s message. ‘This was once a trading post for fishing,’ he mused at the opening. ‘The modernised concept for this space hasn’t deviated from that. We are not pulling up in boats, not crating fish, but we are trading ideas, designs and sparking conversation in this space.’ Tucked away on the top floor, the Audo Residence is a 10-room hotel that offers understated and intimate loft-style retreats. Each room is uniquely configured – room 6 is adorned with ceramics by Sofia Tufvasson and Bente Hansen, while all of the spaces feature beds by Dux, chalky-finished walls by St. Leo, and Dinesen flooring underfoot. Most of the collaborative energy is felt on the lower floors though – sip cocktails at the monolithic marble bar that doubles as its current concierge, pick up a gift from the concept store, or climb up a few stairs to uncover Menu’s materials library. It is clear that the Audo is not a one-time experience. The room designs will be evolving, the concept store will be a gallery space with rotating shows, and they are still cooking up the gastronomical direction of the restaurant. All of these finishing touches anchor the brand’s DNA as a growing process, and a further ode to its namesake – an abbreviation for the Latin phrase Ab Uno Disce Omnes, meaning ‘From one, learn all.’” — Sujata Burman, Wallpaper

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Yvonne Koné x St. Leo

date: 18 / 06 / 19

In Winter 2019, St. Leo collaborated with designer Yvonne Koné on the interior design of their new Copenhagen boutique. “For our new shop makeover, we wanted something welcoming, light and feminine; something that would complement the colors in our collections. The process started back in August in Tuscany, where the light is so warm and inspiring. After lots of research and development, trials and errors, we finally found it. The shade is made in collaboration with St. Leo, a new Danish company that makes eco-friendly paint, plaster and wall coverings. The result is a beautifully textured rosy colored plaster paint. It is made from dolomite mineral powder, which gives it a lovely granular structure.” — Yvonne Koné.

In Winter 2019, St. Leo collaborated with designer Yvonne Koné on the interior design of their new Copenhagen boutique. “For our new shop makeover, we wanted something welcoming, light and feminine; something that would complement the colors in our collections. The process started back in August in Tuscany, where the light is so warm and inspiring. After lots of research and development, trials and errors, we finally found it. The shade is made in collaboration with St. Leo, a new Danish company that makes eco-friendly paint, plaster and wall coverings. The result is a beautifully textured rosy colored plaster paint. It is made from dolomite mineral powder, which gives it a lovely granular structure.” — Yvonne Koné.