AMO celebrates experimental design and the handmade.
Our projects, exhibitions, narratives and objects are devoted to the promotion of traditional methods of making, and the discovery of exceptional craftsmanship. We foster collaborations and tell stories. We make things to last, from things we love.
Ambra Medda’s ability to discover and nurture new talent combines seamlessly with an expertise in facilitating innovative collaborations between designers, curators, students, luxury brands and institutions. She has worked with clients including Airbnb, Archivio Osvaldo Borsani, Audi, Fendi, Benetton, Christie’s, Roger Vivier, Sport Max, Tod’s, HSBC PB, and Louis Vuitton.
In 2005, Ambra co-founded Design Miami, with annual shows in Basel, Switzerland and Miami. Under her leadership as Director over six years, the fair established itself as a global forum and the definitive platform for collectible modern and contemporary design. Ambra was the co-founder and Creative Director of larcobaleno.com, an online marketplace devoted to collectible design, which was merged into Pamono.com in 2015 and acquired by Chairish in 2021. She has served on the board of the London Design Museum and as Global Creative Director for Christie’s Department of 20/21 Design. She lives in London with her husband Edward Barber and their daughters Rosa and Greta.
Veronica Sommaruga’s career in the fashion world spans over two decades – from Milan to New York to Paris, and back again. As a fabric director for luxury brands including MARNI, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, and The Row, Veronica’s experience ranges across creation, sourcing, and production.
Her most recent tenure was as a Creative Development Manager at Hermès, working closely with the Artistic Director on the research and development of the PAP Femme collections. Veronica possesses that singular gift for turning vision into reality, and draws on a depth of archival knowledge, historic techniques and contemporary applications.