AVO hides on the walls of the hot new downtown LA restaurant, Belcampo.
The artist Brit Kleinman attended the Rhode Island School of Design an has worked for many design-centric brands and was most recently the head bag designer for Jack Spade. The graphic geometric lines and zig zags she paints on leather gives it a distinctly fresh feel.
I had seen the striking leather designs of AVO on Instagram and was eager to see them in person. Luckily, I came across artist Brit Kleinman's hand-painted leathers at The Architectural Digest Home and Design Show, and was blown away. Her graphic painted designs on natural hides take the material to an entirely new place. Artistic yet usable, the hides of AVO elevate traditional leather with a juxtaposition of expertly applied paint in graphic patterns, resulting in a beautiful handmade home accessory. Her work was recently displayed at Sight Unseen's Offsite during ICFF, and can be found at one of my favorite downtown showrooms, Studio Four NYC.
The shapely natural hides become art on the wall. On the floor, they get better with age. The vegetable tanned hides have a raw beauty to them that the hand-painted lines emphasize.
The pillows look great mixed together with small and large linear patterns
My favorite pattern from the Painted Plains collection, vivid indigo on natural hide
Choose from a rainbow palette of bright to muted hand-dyed and painted leathers