Brooklyn-based bag designer Brit Kleinman of new studio AVO has launched a collection of soft leather rugs hand painted with bold graphic patterns.
AVO's new Painted Plains Collection uses cowhides and bold graphics to create a modern juxtaposition between material and pattern.
Inspired by her travels around the world as well as daily adventures, Kleinman takes an anthropologic approach to design, studying how the objects that surround us reflect the culture in which we live. Each of the Painted Plains rugs has a natural outline which is unique to each piece. Every rug is hand painted in Brooklyn using
water-based stains with high penetration and dyeing power. Formulated with natural and synthetic waxes, the stain will never bleed or rub off. The rugs are fully protected from wear and tear with a durable clear top coat and fitted with an industrial anti-slip fabric, ensuring they will stay in place on the floor.
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About the designer: Brit Kleinman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving a degree in Industrial Design from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she began her career designing bags for Samsonite and Timberland. She then spent five years as Head Bag Designer for Jack Spade. Brit has also worked with other standout companies such as Shinola, Grain and Wejetset. Before creating AVO in 2014, Brit started The Way We Carry, a website that looks into how we transport our daily tools.