Modern flair & flavor
At VIVO Designs, we have an affinity for new design that sets itself apart from the crowd. We love flair and flavour, and are driven to create pieces for our collection that maintain a sense of cool modernity while appreciating all that is classically beautiful.
Exquisite, hand-selected materials
Each piece added to our collections is designed in-house, using unique materials like authentic shagreen, buffalo horn, Spanish Merino shearling, and cow leather. We hand-select artisans and artists to then create our designs by hand, accepting nothing short of the finest quality. When you have a piece from our collection, you can look forward to enjoying something exquisite that will stand the test of time.
Ethically sourced, qualtiy focused
VIVO Designs comprises of a continually evolving collection of genuine stingray shagreen, buffalo horn, Spanish Merino, and cow leather.
We believe in using sturdy, dependable materials that will last our customers for years to come. However, in addition to only crafting with materials that are high-quality from a durability perspective, we also focus on the aesthetics because you can have it all.
What is Shagreen?
Shagreen is a truly unique leather. It has a gorgeous texture and feel, along with a hardy essence. Historically, shagreen has been associated with luxury, taste, and grandeur with sensational figures in history such as Madame de Pompadour, prominent mistress to King Louis XV, locking it in as the “it” material of the French aristocracy. Shagreen then enjoyed a renaissance during the Art Deco era. Today, it is appreciated for its unusual countenance and appeals to those with an eye for quality and singularity.
At VIVO Designs, the shagreen leather we source is a bi-product of net fishing off the coast of Thailand and Myanmar. The fishing community catches and sorts the stingray, and then the meat is sold for consumption while the skins are preserved for later use. After the skin is cycled through our tanning process, the result is the spectacular material that we use to adorn our collection.