Crate & Barrel celebrates nature by partnering with artist Lucia Eames


These pillows feature designs created by artist Lucia Eames and are part of the new collection designed in partnership with Crate & Barrel.

CHICAGO – Crate & Barrel has partnered with the estate of multi-disciplinary artist Lucia Eames to celebrate her love of nature through new décor, textiles and entertaining essentials.

“Exploring the iconic design legacy of Lucia Eames alongside the Eames family was an extraordinary experience,” said Sebastian Brauer, Crate & Barrel senior vice president of product design. “Translating her original work and optimistic free spirit into a modern collection for new generations is a special and significant moment for American design and culture – and undoubtedly will delight people around the world helping spark joyful moments at home.”

Eames, who lived from 1930 to 2014, was the daughter of modern design legends Charles and Ray Eames. She spent her lifetime honing her unique aesthetic full of symbolism.

The collection was inspired by unearthed pieces from her archive, and features décor, plateware and trays with her joyful bird and butterfly silhouettes.

“Her magical motifs captured in our collection are full of joy and honor natural beauty,” said Brauer. “The playful designs make a statement around the holidays and add a spirited flair to a dinner party.”

One of Eames motifs includes “seeing with the heart” which symbolizes her belief that, to really see, the eyes aren’t enough. Seeing with the Heart is also the title of the first in-depth display of work created by Lucia Eames, which debuted at Milan Design Week earlier this year.

“My siblings and I, as well as our partner Form Portfolios, are thrilled to bring to life the art of Lucia Eames in this very special partnership with Crate & Barrel,” said Carla Atwood Hartman, Lucia Eames Archive lead archivist and curator. “We experience delight in her hope and humor, and now are excited to share Lucia Eames’s gifts of spirit, joy and optimism with a wider audience to reach new generations of design lovers.”

The new collection includes throw pillows, dinner plates, napkins, ornaments, stockings, candelabras, platters, salad plates, table runners, tablecloths, and throw blankets which range in price from $7.95 for a salad plate to $399.95 for the Soaring Dove organic cotton patchwork king quilt.

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