Ludo & Hedo is a transdisciplinary studio where art, design and gastronomy come together creating an unexpected and playful experience through unusual flavours and visual communication. Ludo derives from Latin ‘lūdens, meaning play and practice, and Hedo comes from the Greek ‘hēdonē’, meaning pleasure and happiness. Both notions are at the core of our philosophy and drive us to create unique concepts for special occasions.
Ludo & Hedo is an experimental platform for cooking below and above 0 °C. With our unconventional approach to flavours we play with perception and surprise you with the unexpected. In the summer months we focus on creating unique gelato flavours to cool you down and in the winter we reinvent waffles keeping you warm company. Ludo derives from Latin ‘lūdens’, meaning playing and practice, and Hedo comes from the Greek ‘hēdonē’, meaning pleasure and happiness. With our unconventional approach to flavours we play with perception and surprise you with the unexpected.
The conceptual founder of Ludo & Hedo is visual artist Ola Lanko. In 2017, she decided to expand her artistic practice from photography to the field of gastronomy. In this new context, her artistic investigations into perception take on new shapes and interactions with people become more playful.
Ola selects the ingredients, composes the recipes and designs the overall experience at Ludo & Hedo. She works with the finest products to achieve well balanced flavours. Fruit and vegetables are fresh and seasonal. Nuts are 100% pure. Her approach to flavours is a curious one. By diving into the science behind it and navigating the creation process in different ways, she explores where traditions can be bent and something new can be discovered.
Would you like to challenge your senses with unexpected flavours? Or would you simply like to try the best version of traditional favourite combinations? Visit Ludo & Hedo and find out which character you are, a curious Ludo or an indulging Hedo.
In the spring of 2019, Ola launched diptych. Find out more about this 8-seat omakase room via www.diptych.xyz
The studio is founded by visual artist Ola Lanko who has expanded her artistic practice to the field of gastronomy. Our studio offers tailored experiences through the use of unexpected ingredients and flavour combinations and visual strategies rooted in art and design.
Through play, experimentation and unconventional approach, we develop concepts and provide consultancy to help people deliver their message through an unexpected angle. Exploring the world through food and flavours we create memorable stories and narratives. Working together with cultural institutions, brands, artists, designers and the social sector allows us to bring playfulness and curiosity to the broader audience and helps our clients deliver their message in a unique and unexpected way.
Translation of concepts into edible curiosities and drinkable poisons
Concept development in the field of gastronomy
Holistic approach to projects including visual communication, copywriting, flavour development and presentation
Inspirational talks and tastings
From conceiving and facilitating gastronomic and creative content for events, we as well offer long-term support in the form of consultancy and strategic development to our clients. Starting from concept development to custom-made flavour identity, we help bring to life values and the message of a project in a holistic way. Different backgrounds found in art, design, sociology, gastronomy, copywriting and visual communication within our team allow us to approach a goal from diverse perspectives in order to create a strictly unique and specially made project.
The conceptual founder of Ludo & Hedo is visual artist Ola Lanko. In 2017, she decided to expand her artistic practice from photography to the field of gastronomy. In this new context, her artistic investigations into perception take on new shapes and interactions with people become more playful. This unusual shift in her practice brings in a perspective that can inspire new ideas and help to look at the world from different perspectives. We are eager to share our vision and experience in a form of inspirational talks and presentations for various occasions including tastings and in-depth conversations.
We work with various institutions and organisations in commercial, social and cultural sectors. But also we collaborate with individual artists, designers and creatives coming from different disciplines. Amongst others our clients are ING Bank, Collectible Art Fair, Kunst & Brood, Masha Ru, Uxu.