Review: Nathalie Lete at Anthropologiecomments (2) July 2nd, 2008
Did you know that Anthropologie has a gallery space?
Nestled right into the middle of the Rockefeller Center store in New York, the gallery was the brainchild of the store's antiques buyer Keith Johnson. Johnson travels the world in search of new and special things to carry in the store and wanted a gallery setting to showcase some of the artists he has discovered. Together with Special Projects Director Patty Isen and the company visual team, the gallery was born in their newest New York store.
The gallery recently featured the work of Nathalie Lété, a French designer who had lent her hand to everything from illustrations to ceramics and rug design. Nathalie’s style, painterly and poetic, with a touch of vintage chic, is a perfect match for Anthropologie. I particularly liked that Lete even hand-painted her own designs on the wall; it really drove home the point that her work is applicable to almost any surface or context.
As a person who has a hard time focusing on one craft, it is so inspiring for me to see an artist that has been successful in so many different mediums but always manages to retain her personal aesthetic.
If you are in New York, the gallery is open to the public during store hours and is located within the store in its own room. Admission is always free. The current show, on paper dolls in complex paper dresses by Eloise, stays up through the end of July. It features a six-foot tall paper doll as well as an intricate paper chandelier. Shows at the gallery typically last one month.
Rockefeller Center - NYC
50 Rockefeller Center,
New York, NY
( 212 ) 246 - 0386