ABBEY OF DESIGN (AOD) IS A CARIOCA CULTURAL
AND SPIRITUAL DESIGN INSTITUTE MANAGED BY THE IUCDUS COMMUNITY.
It’s an Art & Design Collection in Rio de Janeiro and an editor of products and furniture.
It’s also a brazilian vision of luxury goods and lifestyle.
In an architecture structure of the 40’s, this ancient franciscan retreat has been transformed into an Abbey dedicated to Design.
It’s a place to stay, to create, to show, to discover, to swap ideas, to believe… and shape a new way of life !
In Between, it’s a place located in the heart of Rio’s Zona Sul close to General Osório subway station. The Abbey of Design, or AOD, is situated on the lower slope of the mountain below the Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho favelas. It is also barely five minutes from the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Everything is close by –bustling cafes, restaurants, markets and luxury stores like Vuitton, Osklen or H-Stern, as are the street playgrounds further up the hill.
Abbey of Design is a retreat in the middle of an urban jungle, a showcase of a Brazil humanist, creative and responsible.
The products sold by the Abbey of Design are participating in rendering cultural and social actions connected to the IUCDUS creative community across Design, such as Artistic Residency, Workshops, Apprenticeship, Exhibitions and Symposiums.
These actions take place in order to finalize the value of a mutual exchange between the different cultures and religions, the transmission of know-how in certain fields, the conservation of cultural heritage, our ecological responsibilities as well as a universal access to new technologies.