west elm LOCAL - MFEO


Aaron and Claire Van Holland
Los Angeles

M.F.E.O. is a joint effort between a husband and wife (Aaron and Claire) to handcraft sustainable materials into legacy pieces for the home. Soon after meeting, we dreamed about starting our own design-based business. Sharing a love of Mid-Century Modern along with a shared interest in sustainability and a mindful lifestyle, we decided to launch our home living collection. The stars quickly aligned for the new venture when Aaron’s grandfather offered us his 100-year- old barn as a material resource. The family barn was carefully dismantled, piece by piece, and is still featured in many of M.F.E.O.’s original products.

We create: handcrafted housewares and furniture
We use: reclaimed wood and sustainably harvested maple euro ply
Favorite local hangout: The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Design should be: timeless, functional, and conversational