Established in 2014 by Brit Kleinman, Brooklyn-based AVO’s mission is to inspire a new appreciation for leather and its innovative use in the home. Which it has, and then some.
Firmly rooted at the intersection of art and design, AVO’s signature hand-painted and embossed collections bring together material, shape, and pattern.
Forms and patterns are thoughtfully crafted in- house with dyeing and embossing done by hand on full-grain leather.
After studying Industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brit began her career designing bags and honing a passion for The Way We Carry. She continued sharpening her craft while acting as head bag designer at Jack Spade from 2008 to 2013. In 2014, Brit then opened her own studio in Brooklyn, where she launched her flagship collection of hand-painted leather rugs.
With a discerning eye and a passion for experimentation, AVO continues to develop these dynamic visuals through a wide range of products including pillows, furnishings, and wall coverings.