Ariane van Dievoet started AVANDI with a desire to create playful but purposeful and timeless pieces. Heavily influenced by her Belgian roots, her designs are honest and sophisticated. Ariane’s passion for traveling and discovering different cultures brought her from Brussels to London where she studied Interior & Spatial Design (Chelsea College of Art & Design) and to the United States for her Interior Architecture studies (RISD). Ariane felt inspired and attracted to New York City’s energy, diversity and hands-on production principles which led her to her next venture, working with Brooklyn-based product & furniture design studio Bower. During that time she started developing her own ideas by pushing boundaries with different techniques and materials.
Each AVANDI piece is designed for modularity, movement and/or versatility - making them long lasting, with infinite ways to reorganize and use in your home. AVANDI products are designed in Brooklyn and produced either in-house or in collaboration with ethically conscious small manufacturing facilities around the U.S. Each pieces is made with a human touch, utilizing a mixture of craft and technology to bring the best products to life.