Rouen curved sofa, the Charron stool, the Navier cocktail table, the Savoie and Perou chairs, and the Argan rug.
NEW YORK – Home furnishings designer Christiane Lemieux today launched her namesake brand, Lemieux et Cie, with long-time retail partner Anthropologie. The brand’s first U.S. collection, Artisanal Modernism, is currently available to purchase at stores and online at Anthropologie.com.
With Artisanal Modernism Lemieux said she was particularly influenced by the European 20th century artists’ ateliers from the likes of Jean Arp and Brancusi, along with 19th- and 18th-century touchstone historical classics such as the Thonet and Windsor chairs. The collection features raw materials, sun-bleached accents, dry finishes, neutrals and antique metals, with purposely distressed leather and hand-applied finishes.
“For me, it’s always about ‘the 360’ of design,” said Lemieux, “And that’s the look, the feel, even the smell, really, the overall tactile experience, including the way it ages and how something holds up as you live with it.”
Lemieux’s manufacturing partners across six categories are featured in the collection, including Precedent for furniture, Momeni for rugs, Global Views for accessories and lighting, Peking Handicraft for bedding, York Wallcoverings for wallpaper and PTM Images for wall art. For 2021, Visual Comfort & Co.’s Generation lighting will also be added to the mix.
Anthropologie offers nearly 70 pieces with prices ranging from $49 to $3,998. To commemorate the launch, Anthropologie, Lemieux and her partners will proudly support the Black Artists + Designers Guild with financial contributions. Lemieux will also continue to support Every Mother Counts with a portion of sales.
Along with Anthropologie, other select retailers will carry the collection in brick-and-mortar stores across the United States and Canada, a specific business strategy that Lemieux described as particularly vital today, given the economic impact of COVID on the American economy and her desire to boost the retail landscape. Comprised of 150-plus pieces, overall collection prices range from $29.99 to $7,000.