I tumble upon her work for Anthropologie, one of the famous bohemian indie brand that make so much debut in NY. Anthropologie is very famous with their concept of store, it is always unique, personal touch by the artist, very indie and always full of colors. Nathalie designed one of it's shop window in NY. Here is the video for that.
Nathalie Lete was born in 1964. She lives and works in Paris. She works in many ways, mixing different techniques and mediums, illustration, ceramics, textile and painting... She is inspired by her travels, but also by the mixing of vintage toys and old engravings of flowers and animals. Her work is colourful, naive and poetic, sometimes strange, to the point of tending towards art brut. Her world is nurtured by popular and folk art from her both origins (her chinese father and her german mother). She produces children’s and graphic’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, but also postcards, ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs and jewels in limited edition... both for herself and for commissions.
Her design covered many areas, children books' illustration, fashion, accessories, wall paper, shop window, dolls, furniture and on and on. She reminds me a lot of Frida Kahlo with her flowery signatures on almost every of her design.
I love her daring, bright and vibrant colors. They are just beautiful and pleasant to the eyes. It just make your heart smile when you look at her design. Click here to check her feed on Pinterest, to see more and more of her designs. She has a cute blog too, click here and a pretty youtube channel, click here. And watch one of her children book design below.
I always adore artists who are multi talented and can do many things with their arts. And on top of that, their arts really bring joy and smile to our hearts, just like all the precious works by Nathalie Lete.
Enjoy, I hope you have fun exploring her works just like I do. Cheers from Singapore.