About

Our Story

Hand dyed leather for interiors

 

AVO's Designs explore the relationship between material and technique as tools for story telling. We create surfaces that draw you in, revealing a new appreciation for the space you inhabit. Using traditional and unconventional methods, our pieces are made to last and get better with age. 

 

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Exploration

Every new collection begins by venturing out and noticing the textures and colors right in front of us. Using the language of pattern, we tell you the story of what we see.

 

Experimentation

After absorbing the colors and textures, we experiment, always taking risks and trying something new. It's through this process that the collection develops and takes shape.

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Creation

We make things with our hands and relish the process of craft. We dye everything in house and work with local suppliers to further our connections with the products we develop. 


 

Artist & Designer

Brit Kleinman

Brit takes an anthropologic approach to design, studying how objects that surround us reflect the culture in which we live. From travels around the world to daily adventures, Brit gathers inspiration from the ingenious ways people find different solutions to similar problems. With AVO, she explores her love for process and working with her hands. She dives deep into materials by using age-old techniques with a modern lens to create patterns that reflect the world around her.

After growing up in Los Angeles, Brit headed to the east coast to study Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  She began her career designing soft goods for Samsonite, and Timberland, then made her way to New York to become head bag designer for Jack Spade. She continued her journey consulting with Shinola and Casper while creating The Way We Carry to look at how humans solve the most basic of problems.  In 2014, Brit branched off on her own to start AVO and launch her flagship collection of hand dyed leather rugs.

 

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Cass Sachs-Michaels

Graphic Designer & Studio Manager

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Ameila Coulter

Production Artist