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Leather Craft

AV Studios is a bespoke leather craft company created by Anthony Vrahimis, offering interior designers and architects an unrivalled service in leather-based design for interior environments.

For over thirty years, through his eponymous Islington-based and Fitzrovia managed AV Studios, Anthony Vrahimis and his team of craft designers and workers have been the UK’s leading bespoke leather craft interior design and architectural service provider. With established clients including Universal Design Studios, Carden Cunietti, Club 21 and De Beers, Anthony notably developed and produced the iconic retail spaces for Mulberry globally, including the retailerís London’s Bond Street, New York’s Spring Street and Tokyo’s Shinjuku.
He regularly accepts, completes and advises upon private commissions for both large-scale projects and bespoke artefacts for high net worth individuals and private companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Middle East. His ventures include cladding staircases and internal structures, floors and handrails, elevator infrastructure and entrance embellishments. Anthony and his team are specialists in utilising, advising upon and sourcing all forms of leather, including exotics and aquatics, and the team delivers diverse and innovative leather craft techniques.
Since the early 1990s, his work has been featured in private homes, public buildings and luxury housing developments in London, throughout Britain and internationally. Anthony maintains a consistent portfolio of smaller scale projects for domestic based clients and provides an integrated leather design consultancy service including concept, sourcing, sampling and production, working closely with his extensive contacts in the interior design industry and for specialist clients and leather industry providers and suppliers.
Associated with Cordwainer’s for several decades, a long-standing member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and highly experienced undergraduate and graduate lecturer for London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, Anthony is passionately dedicated to preserving the legacy and tradition of his family leather craft tradition. In parallel with his commercial interior design consultancy, he has conceived and operates a comprehensive teaching curriculum both independently and in association with University Arts London, supporting students and post graduates from multi disciplines ranging from fine arts to artefacts and fashion design in all aspects of leather crafts and development and in association with leading UK teaching establishments.
Currently engaged in a major business and team expansion and development, Anthony proposes to significantly enhance and increase AV Studio’s capacity to manage leather interior design projects over the next five years, in parallel with developing, expanding and sharing his unparalleled leather industry knowledge to a new generation of interior designers on through delivering highest quality commercial projects and by provision of social enterprise teaching and manufacturing projects to make his unique craft skills accessible and relevant to an even wider range of clients, consumers and pupils. Anthony is a vociferous advocate for domestic industry and manufacture. He, with his international team, are committed to promoting their unique crafts skills, passion for design and business acumen within Britain and to collaborating with his clients to ensure that their projects represent showpieces of British design quality and excellence.
VKL Johns, Executive Director, AV Studios, can be contcted on Vkljohns@avstudioslondon.com

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