artisté du jour: nathalie lété.
by victoria comment


cat painting by artist nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

have you ever seen the whimsical work of artist nathalie lété? you may have, but just not realized it was her lovely work — because nathalie has a line of dishware, aprons, kitchen accessories, and even mushroom forest wallpaper at anthropolgie and has collaborated in many other art forms throughout her years as an artist and designer.

anthropologie wallpaper by artist nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

Nathalie Lete lives and works in Paris, and works in many ways, mixing different techniques and mediums, illustration, ceramics, textiles and painting — Inspired by her travels, and also by the mixing of vintage toys and old engravings of flowers and animals. Her work is colorful, naive and poetic, sometimes strange, and loveably eccentric and unusual — like alice in wonderland with a bit of psychedelic thrown in for good measure. Her world is nurtured by popular and folk art from her both origins (her chinese father and her german mother). and nathalie is so prolific — producing everything from children’s and graphic’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, patterned dishes, but also postcards, ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs and jewels in limited edition — both for herself and for commissions, and you can also order her digital and silkscreen prints from her online shop. i find her work most playful, inspiring, and really, really fun. have a look.

artwork by nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

dishcloth by artist nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

area rug by artist nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

dishcloth with artwork by nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

ceramic dishware featuring art by nathalie lete / sfgirlbybay

9 responses to “artisté du jour: nathalie lété.”

  1. Isn’t this just proof positive that we are living through a renewed fascination and love for the natural world? That the more technology advances, the more we seek out visual and intellectual connections to nature? Whatever the cause, I love Nathalie’s work. It’s sheer delight.

  2. I think your description of her work is spot on: it is lovely and sweet but also a teeny bit odd and eccentric.

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