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It’s time to ready your patio, yard, or sliver of outside space for outdoor entertaining season, and the options these days for stylish, durable furniture and furnishings abound. If you’re a fan of Christiane Lemieux’s artful aesthetic that references iconic European ateliers mixed with modern design touches and heirloom materials, then you’re in for an outdoor treat. On the heels of her brand’s direct-to-customer website launch earlier this month, Lemieux’s Lemieux et Cie has debuted an outdoor textile collection this week, and it’ll bring a dose of sophisticated color and graphic pattern to your outdoor oasis — no matter how big or small.
The collection, titled “Fragmented Materiality,” draws inspiration from painted artwork and historical fragments Lemieux has found in her travels. “We’ve heard from our designers and clients that they want to extend considered design and decor to their outside spaces,” says Lemieux. “Taking this into account, the pieces in the Fragmented Materiality collection combine design history, texture, and color to create beautifully curated entertaining or lounging spaces.”
No stranger to sustainability practices in textile creation, Lemieux is following an on-demand, waterless digital printing manufacturing model for this collection and has considered environmental footprint at all aspects of the production cycle. “We believe that outdoor products should also be good for the outdoors,” says Lemieux. That means pillows and rugs are printed only when they’re ordered, so inventory isn’t created to just sit on shelves, and there’s little waste involved. The designs are also available in custom colors, and fabric can be ordered by the yard for larger, bespoke projects.
Prices start at $55 for some styles of pillows, and range up to $998 for rugs. The collection is available at Lemieux et Cie right now, and a portion of the sales will be donated directly to The Surfrider Foundation to benefit the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches.