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Christiane Lemieux Shares her Inspiration for the Lemieux Et Cie Material Archive Collection

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1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

Christiane Lemieux Shares her Inspiration for the Lemieux Et Cie Material Archive Collection

Rue IV welcomes designer extraordinaire Christiane Lemieux, author of the book The Finer Things, as she shares the inspiration behind her textile collection for Fabricut. The fabrics for Lemieux Et Cie Material Archive Collection took root through a series of hand-drawn sketches, illustrations and color explorations, revisiting the hands-on beginnings of textile design. Refreshments will be served to accompany the presentation of this exceptional textiles collection for Fabricut.

Event Speakers

Christiane Lemieux


Christiane Lemieux is a designer, entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. She introduced LEMIEUX ET CIE, her newest luxury home furnishings brand, to the United States in 2020. Previously only available in Europe, the line is now online and in 180 retail design boutiques in the U.S. and Canada, with an exclusive collection debuted at Anthropologie in September 2021. Lemieux et Cie recently launched Material Archive – a textile collection – with Fabricut.


Before launching LEMIEUX ET CIE, she founded several other successful brands in the home design space, including DwellStudio, which Wayfair bought in 2013; The Inside, a direct-to-consumer (DtoC), technology-driven home furnishings brand, where she also served as CEO; and Cloth&Company a wholesale (BtoB), made-on-demand home furnishings brand. She is also an active investor in the Consumer and Tech sectors, focusing on female founders, inclusivity, and diversity.


A business expert and design historian, Christiane is a frequent contributor to publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Wired, and The New York Times. Her first book, Undecorate (Random House/Clarkson Potter), was critically acclaimed in 2011. Her second book, The Finer Things (Random House/Clarkson Potter), was published in 2016 and is still a bestseller on Amazon. Her first business book, Frictionless, was published in June 2020 and shortlisted for the Porchlight Business Book of the Year. Looking ahead, Christiane’s third design book will be published this Spring. She was also the co-host, a judge on Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV, and a regular guest on MSNBC. Accolades include being listed among House Beautiful’s 2020 Visionaries and Fast Company’s 2020 Most Innovative. Christiane sits on the board of Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit founded by Christy Turlington Burns that works to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother everywhere. She is a proud graduate of Parsons School of Design and Queen’s University in Canada.


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