It’s not often a rug becomes the star of a room, but when it’s as stunning and unique as the graphic mats from AVO, we guarantee it’ll quickly become a a topic of conversation. The gorgeous leather rugs are hand-painted by Brit Kleinman, a Rhode Island School of Design grad now working out of Brooklyn. Kleinman — once a handbag designer at Jack Spade — is founder of The Way We Carry, a website that looks at how we transport our everyday things, and her travels from around the world are also reflected in the designs of her Painted Plains collection.
Each of the eight floor coverings feature a bold graphic design — there’s a yellow and maroon herringbone as well as a red and brown stripe. Kleinman uses water-based stains to make sure the colors penetrate through the sturdy, supple cowhide and covers them with a clear top coat that protects against spills and dirt. The industrial anti-slip fabric ensures that they will stay in place.
The rugs may look delicate, but they’re crafted to withstand a lot of wear and tear. As Kleinman says, “They are meant to be stepped on, not over.”
Check out close-ups of the rugs at AVO.
Images courtesy of AVO.