The Irish Mail on Sunday
Geometric shapes have been a key trend in jewellery recently – a perfect match for the many minimalist fashion collections o the runways. New Dublin based company Leko & Leko has taken the geometric approach and combined it with a surprising material. Using small pieces of bog oak, the father-and-daughter team have created a small collection of absolutely gorgeous pieces. Ivan Leko is a retired agronomist with traditional hand-making skills, while Ruza leko's background is in graphic and exhibition design.Having worked at Science Gallery Dublin as a lead designer for five years, she set up her own graphic and exhibition design practice studiosuss.ie, and then decided to set up Leko & Leko with her father. The simplicity of the geometric shapes are bold and beautiful and yet somehow retain an elegance and a delicate nature. Perhaps this is down to choice of the material – an ancient oak that has spent thousands of years submerged in the bogland. Using the material so ancient and juxtaposing it with clean, modernist shapes makes a very exciting piece of art... I mean jewellery.