You most probably saw work of Nathalie Lete without even realizing it. A creative through and through, her work has a naive quality to it that appeals to both children and adults, with some added celebrity clients added to the mix.
“I don’t really know who my buyers are, because I sell only some few products by myself,” amitted Lete in an interview with the Little Citizens Boutique blog, “but I know that Tim Burton bought one of my rugs, also the boss of Laduree has one in his office and Charlotte Gainsbourg has also one rug.”
Born in 1964, Lete is a true Parisian, with her work spanning from illustration and painting to textile and ceramics. Her creations include (but not restricted to) children’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, postcards, ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs, and jewels. In other words: there’s no shortage of work and inspiration.
“I feel glad and happy to be able to inspire kids,” she says. “I was myself very inspired by a couple of women I knew when I was a kid, and I wanted to be like them… so it is very important to be inspired by someone and to have a goal.” Other inspirations include her travels around the world, as well as vintage toys and old engravings.
Enter her cabinet of curiosities via Instagram.