l’aviva home

l’aviva home

l’aviva home is an NYC-based product design studio creating exclusive home collections borne from collaborations with master artisans from around the world. We seek out the most seasoned, skilled artisans and immerse ourselves in the creative process, balancing openness and experimentation with diligent attention to detail. While we revel in the little imperfections that give hand-touched work its distinctive character, we approach every stage of every project with meticulous perfectionism — resulting in collections that are at once raw and refined. For over a decade, we have helped the design trade bring unique, handmade pieces into both residential and commercial projects.
This adventurous studio finds inspiration in unexpected places to create thoughtful, artisan-made design objects that stay faithful to their origins.

Árbol Collection

The Árbol Collection is an embrace of tropical modernism; each lamp is composed of salvaged tropical hardwoods from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, where trees that are felled by natural causes—or for construction—are rescued by our team. A blend of nature and form, the lamps recite a story of their own material. Each is one of a kind and carries its own pedigree, with its specific type of hardwood called out.

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Atzompa Collection

Our Atzompa Collection is created in the Oaxacan town of Santa María Atzompa, where the pottery-making tradition has roots tracing back to ancient Zapotec culture. Building on this tradition, we formed a partnership with master artisan Eligio Zarate, whose family has for generations worked to bring innovation to this centuries-old craft. Using a red clay that comes from local mountains, the pieces in this collection are first given form within custom gesso molds. Emerging from the molds, the repeating openwork designs—which play on motifs that are carved in to the stone at Mitla, the neighboring archeological ruins—are meticulously cut out one by one. Each piece is then brushed with a white wash before being fired in a wood-burning pit.

Piedra Collection

Our Piedra lighting takes its inspiration from the stone masks of the ancient civilization of Teotihuacán. Carved in the Mexican city of Tecali — which means ‘stone house’ in Nahuatl — the fixtures draw on the clean lines, defined angles, and streamlined silhouettes that epitomize the pre-Columbian stone masks. Sculpted from carefully chosen marble or onyx, each piece reflects the unique character of the individual stone from which it is formed.

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Talabartero Collection

The leather poufs and pillows in this collection are inspired by the equestrian heritage of Colombia’s coffee growing region. Talabartero translates as ‘master saddler’—and the collection draws upon the expert craftsmanship and fine detailing—the stitching, the braiding, the embroidery, and the hand tooling—that characterize the best of vintage saddles from the area. We’ve partnered with master craftsman Edgar Beltran Jaramillo and the skilled team in his Bógota-based workshop to bring this collection to life. Each piece is crafted from a saturated jewel-toned color palette that draws on the works of Colombian artist Fernando Botero.

Bolivian Hammock Collection

Boldly patterned, supple + luxurious, these hamacas atadas are the last word as far as hammocks are concerned. Long the traditional bed of the Guarayo Indians, their design has been fine-tuned over centuries. Incorporating a series of successive Pre-Columbian techniques — from the spinning of the thread, to the weaving and braiding of the design, to the crocheted detailing of the sides — each hammock represents a month’s-worth of skilled craftsmanship by women in the remote village of Urubicha in the Bolivian Amazon.

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Agave Collection

This collection is inspired by the distinctive shape and character of the piña—the heart of the agave plant—from which mezcal is made. Each lamp is individually and expertly coaxed to form in Oaxaca, where mezcal has played a vital spiritual and ritualistic role in community life for centuries. The handblown forms capture the beautiful heft of the piña, revealed in the undulating glass structures. The lamps reflect an organic symmetry that nods to both the role of nature and to that of the human hand. Each lamp in the collection has as its namesake a different type of agave used in mezcal production: TOBALÁ, ESPADÍN and CUISHE. Each of the various glass colors (clear, smoke and charcoal) evokes a different stage in the distillation process.

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l’aviva home is an NYC-based product design studio creating exclusive home collections borne from collaborations with master artisans from around the world. We seek out the most seasoned, skilled artisans and immerse ourselves in the creative process, balancing openness and experimentation with diligent attention to detail. While we revel in the little imperfections that give hand-touched work its distinctive character, we approach every stage of every project with meticulous perfectionism — resulting in collections that are at once raw and refined. For over a decade, we have helped the design trade bring unique, handmade pieces into both residential and commercial projects.