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Beyond The Surface featured in Arquitectura y Diseno

date: 05 / 04 / 21

The April edition of the magazine celebrates the work of Atelier Plateau through our collaborative art project, Beyond The Surface. The architectural qualities of the reliefs—space, light and shadow, considered as materials—are accentuated with St. Leo Dolomite Plaster, which provides “deep colours” and a finished characterized by Arquitectura y Diseno as an “earthy texture that is imperfectly perfect”.

The April edition of the magazine celebrates the work of Atelier Plateau through our collaborative art project, Beyond The Surface. The architectural qualities of the reliefs—space, light and shadow, considered as materials—are accentuated with St. Leo Dolomite Plaster, which provides “deep colours” and a finished characterized by Arquitectura y Diseno as an “earthy texture that is imperfectly perfect”.

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Beyond The Surface on the cover of Ark Journal

date: 01 / 04 / 21

The “relationship between art, architecture and design and the natural world” is a central theme of Ark Journal’s Volume 5. Its “Natural Order” case study includes the Beyond The Surface ’02:25 PM’ relief—one of the pieces from the collaborative art collection between Atelier Plateau, St. Leo and The Audo, featuring our Dolomite Plaster in bespoke shades. Encapsulating the essence of “handcrafted and tactile, raw materials” and “calm forms”, ’02:25 PM’ is a perfect choice for this atmospheric interior.

 

The “relationship between art, architecture and design and the natural world” is a central theme of Ark Journal’s Volume 5. Its “Natural Order” case study includes the Beyond The Surface ’02:25 PM’ relief—one of the pieces from the collaborative art collection between Atelier Plateau, St. Leo and The Audo, featuring our Dolomite Plaster in bespoke shades. Encapsulating the essence of “handcrafted and tactile, raw materials” and “calm forms”, ’02:25 PM’ is a perfect choice for this atmospheric interior.

 

Beyond The Surface featured in Milk Decoration

date: 16 / 10 / 20

In their October issue, Milk Decoration Magazine takes a closer look at the Beyond The Surface collection created by Atelier Plateau in collaboration with St. Leo and The Audo. Author Marie Farman describes the qualities of Atelier Plateau’s reliefs and the creative duo’s philosophy: “The exploration of light and shadow, minimal forms and natural colours, all of which follow the philosophies of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. For the Beyond The Surface exhibition, launched at The Audo during 3 Days of Design, the large-format artworks were covered with Dolomite Plaster from St. Leo. The aim was to give the reliefs unique depth, both by the chosen colours and the vibrant texture of the plaster’s mineral composition. The subtle hues blended into the surroundings while creating dynamic accents—co-existing within their spatial contexts.”

In their October issue, Milk Decoration Magazine takes a closer look at the Beyond The Surface collection created by Atelier Plateau in collaboration with St. Leo and The Audo. Author Marie Farman describes the qualities of Atelier Plateau’s reliefs and the creative duo’s philosophy: “The exploration of light and shadow, minimal forms and natural colours, all of which follow the philosophies of Scandinavian design and craftsmanship. For the Beyond The Surface exhibition, launched at The Audo during 3 Days of Design, the large-format artworks were covered with Dolomite Plaster from St. Leo. The aim was to give the reliefs unique depth, both by the chosen colours and the vibrant texture of the plaster’s mineral composition. The subtle hues blended into the surroundings while creating dynamic accents—co-existing within their spatial contexts.”

Beyond The Surface featured in Ark Journal

date: 01 / 10 / 20

A feature in Ark Journal’s October issue covers the Beyond The Surface relief collection created by Atelier Plateau in collaboration with St. Leo and The Audo. Consisting of 15 unique designs, “the pieces exploring modernist form and colour are presented in collaboration with St. Leo, a natural paint and plaster company based in Copenhagen and affiliated with The Audo, a hybrid space in Nordhavn, Copenhagen” – Ark Journal.

A feature in Ark Journal’s October issue covers the Beyond The Surface relief collection created by Atelier Plateau in collaboration with St. Leo and The Audo. Consisting of 15 unique designs, “the pieces exploring modernist form and colour are presented in collaboration with St. Leo, a natural paint and plaster company based in Copenhagen and affiliated with The Audo, a hybrid space in Nordhavn, Copenhagen” – Ark Journal.

The Brand Identity Celebrates St. Leo

date: 14 / 09 / 20

St. Leo combines sustainability with elegance—qualities which are apparent not only in the carefully constructed mineral formula of Dolomite Plaster, but visible through our packaging including recycled cardboard boxes, cotton totes and wrapping paper. The Brand Identity spotlighted St. Leo’s visual identity via The Inbox – a “collection of five of the best projects, every week”. “London-based creative agency Alex Hunting Studio found inspiration in hand-carved stone lettering as a homage to artisanal stone and plaster craftsmanship. Their references come to life through the elegant application of 205TF’s chiselled serif Louize Display, a beautifully-crafted monogram and a muted colour palette derived from St. Leo’s debut collection. To further echo the raw, crafted nature of the product range, the studio chose a set of rough and tactile Takeo Satogami paper stocks for the packaging and stationery“ – The Brand Identity.

St. Leo combines sustainability with elegance—qualities which are apparent not only in the carefully constructed mineral formula of Dolomite Plaster, but visible through our packaging including recycled cardboard boxes, cotton totes and wrapping paper. The Brand Identity spotlighted St. Leo’s visual identity via The Inbox – a “collection of five of the best projects, every week”. “London-based creative agency Alex Hunting Studio found inspiration in hand-carved stone lettering as a homage to artisanal stone and plaster craftsmanship. Their references come to life through the elegant application of 205TF’s chiselled serif Louize Display, a beautifully-crafted monogram and a muted colour palette derived from St. Leo’s debut collection. To further echo the raw, crafted nature of the product range, the studio chose a set of rough and tactile Takeo Satogami paper stocks for the packaging and stationery“ – The Brand Identity.

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Ancoats in Sight Unseen’s Sunday Selects

date: 27 / 06 / 20

St. Leo Dolomite Plaster is a collection of versatile hues that reference the product’s natural ingredients including recycled ash and super-fine Dolomite stone, as well as the European cities which serve as inspiration for both the colour and their respective names. Site Unseen covered one of our custom colours—made in collaboration with Youth Studio: “The latest colour is the muted medium green above, which was actually created for the company by the architecture firm Youth Studio, who based it on a colour that appears frequently on the architecture around their home base of Manchester” – Sight Unseen.

St. Leo Dolomite Plaster is a collection of versatile hues that reference the product’s natural ingredients including recycled ash and super-fine Dolomite stone, as well as the European cities which serve as inspiration for both the colour and their respective names. Site Unseen covered one of our custom colours—made in collaboration with Youth Studio: “The latest colour is the muted medium green above, which was actually created for the company by the architecture firm Youth Studio, who based it on a colour that appears frequently on the architecture around their home base of Manchester” – Sight Unseen.

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The Sculptor’s Residence covered by Cate St Hill

date: 13 / 02 / 20

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. Cate St Hill writes: “The Sculptor’s Residence blurred the boundaries between art and furniture, and home and work. Limestone and marble podiums by Ostersjosten, and panels and plinths made of a sustainable plaster surface by St. Leo offered a backdrop for tactile sculptures by British object-maker Nicholas Shurey”.

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. Cate St Hill writes: “The Sculptor’s Residence blurred the boundaries between art and furniture, and home and work. Limestone and marble podiums by Ostersjosten, and panels and plinths made of a sustainable plaster surface by St. Leo offered a backdrop for tactile sculptures by British object-maker Nicholas Shurey”.

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The Sculptor’s Residence covered by The Design Chaser

date: 13 / 02 / 20

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. The Design Chaser writes: “Danish brand St. Leo created bespoke artworks and plinths for the apartment space rendered in various shades of Dolomite Plaster. The plinths were used to display sculptures by Copenhagen-based British artist Nicholas Shurey and Stockholm-based ceramic artist Sofia Tufvasson, along with ceramics by Atelier Armand”.

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. The Design Chaser writes: “Danish brand St. Leo created bespoke artworks and plinths for the apartment space rendered in various shades of Dolomite Plaster. The plinths were used to display sculptures by Copenhagen-based British artist Nicholas Shurey and Stockholm-based ceramic artist Sofia Tufvasson, along with ceramics by Atelier Armand”.

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The Sculptor’s Residence featured on Dezeen

date: 06 / 02 / 20

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. Natasha Levy from Dezeen writes: “Chunky plaster plinths from Danish brand St. Leo have also been dotted around the periphery of the room, displaying geometric sculptures from Copenhagen-based British artist Nicholas Shurey or gnarled ceramic objects by Sofia Tufvasson. Huge scrolls of paper and blank canvases have also been lent up against the apartment’s walls”.

The Sculptor’s Residence was an installation designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with MENU and DUX, featuring St. Leo Dolomite Plaster. As a part of Stockholm Design Week 2020, an atmospheric interior was constructed to depict an artist’s space. Natasha Levy from Dezeen writes: “Chunky plaster plinths from Danish brand St. Leo have also been dotted around the periphery of the room, displaying geometric sculptures from Copenhagen-based British artist Nicholas Shurey or gnarled ceramic objects by Sofia Tufvasson. Huge scrolls of paper and blank canvases have also been lent up against the apartment’s walls”.

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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.