Monday, January 11, 2010

Nathalie Lété brims over

At what point can you say that you're fan ? Am I a fan of Nathalie Lété ? I'm starting to think I am.
Nathalie Lété is a well-known French artist who works in a variety of mediums: the embroidery, the ceramic, weaving, textile design, painting, and illustration. Her designs are ubiquitous in France, appearing on Designers Guild textiles, the Issey Miyaké's shawls, she designed some tourist postcards, chocolates, hand-tufted rugs, magnet, children’s and graphic’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, but also ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, jewels in limited edition, ... She produces both for herself and for commissions.
I'd like to define her style as an inspired mix of Art naïf and Art Brut, very whimsical, sometimes exuberant with a light-hearted childish edge. Her world is nurtured by popular and folk art. Her art is quite unconventional and I admire her freedom to paint outside the lines and her nerve to impose her style for kid's stuff.
Two of her wool carpets are available at Little Home.
Also available at Little Home: the bucket, the magnets, the memory game, the dinette.
The ball christmas cardboard are from Si le roi savait ça.
Le petit chaperon rouge book, special edition Au Chien Bleu.
AU CHIEN BLEU Rue Leschot, 11 - 1205 Genève - map
LITTLE HOME Rue du perron, 27 - 1204 Genève - map

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