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.

AMO Projects

We are a destination for design discourse and storytelling.

Our collaborative projects seek to cultivate opportunities and networks between leading brands and cultural institutions, and makers and designers from across the world.

Through online and site-specific presentations, our aim is to entertain and inspire the design world, and embed the work and techniques of century-spanning craft within contemporary design.


Partnering with global talent, we commission responsibly produced, meaningful objects – from furniture and textiles, to homeware and fashion.

Shining a light on contemporary handmade design distinct from ever-changing trends, AMO’s pieces are made to be both relevant to today and endure over time.


Ambra Medda

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, an online marketplace devoted to collectible design, which was merged into 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.