It’s spring at Anne-Claire Petit, as you can see. All the birdies are coming out to play, while a raven looks on approvingly from the clothesline.
Beetles and ladybirds crawl out of their holes and the lobster makes it's way out to say hello and play.
Anne-Claire Petit is increasingly frequently being asked to design for galleries and museums. Last summer, Anne-Claire designed a unique collection in the form of enormous vegetables for an exhibition in the famous Bensimon Gallery in Paris. A man-sized aubergine, a carrot of one and a half meters long, a radish of 6O cm… The designs received so many positive reactions that Anne-Claire decided to design a distinctive, high-end line of large, coarsely crocheted decorative interior objects. The collection consists of eight types of fruit and vegetable: radish, carrot, garlic, apple, pear, lemon, leek and tomato. The large, fully grown interior objects in expressive colours are produced in a limited edition.
Alongside the familiar crocheted baby cardigans, Anne-Claire Petit has also designed baby clothes in smooth cotton this season for the first time. Sweet little dresses and blouses with nostalgic embroidery and classic cut. The cardigans are available in sizes 68 and 8O in pink, natural and denim blue.
Still a bit chilly outside? Then the crocheted poncho is ideal. Available in multi-coloured stripes and pink with cream edging.
As may have been expected of Anne-Claire Petit, this season, too, there are many funny new designs once again for children’s rooms. For playing along with, sitting up, making music or creating a lovely spot … Such as the new little poof in the shape of a mushroom. In red and white spots, of course, they’ll want to climb on to it instantly.
ANNE-CLAIRE PETIT ACCESSOIRES
Anne-Claire Petit (1962) studied industrial design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and began her career as a designer for Esprit. After four very successful years working for the American label, it was time to elevate her inspiration and creativityto a higher plane. The designer began her own label under the name anne-claire petit accessories. This label, which received recognition during the first ten years with a beautiful shawl collection, expanded to include an extensive children’s and interior’s accessories collection – with all of the products done in colourful handiwork. The anne-claire collections are currently sold in hundreds of shops and department stores in 31 different countries in Europe, Asia and the United States.
A huge animal family, a collection of children’s and baby clothes, a line of interior accessories, accessories for the kitchen and for pets...Every anne-claire petit accessory is hand made according to traditional handiwork techniques, using recognizable colour schemes and natural materials. And that’s what makes every piece unique. But the accessories all have something in common as well. They bring about the same positive, cheerful reaction. And that’s exactly what defines the distinct signature of this label. Anyone who comes across an anne-claire petitaccessory will recognize it immediately. The authenticity, the eye for detail, the
precise handiwork and the complementary colour schemes remain unparalleled.
The anne-claire petit brand has got an optimistic view of the world. In all aspects, from design to production. Cheerful, colourful and, most importantly, made with love. A great deal of the traditional crocheting is done in Asia. In the countryside, where the women are skilled in the original handiwork techniques of their ancestors, a close relationship has been built up with various communities. Thanks to their crochet work for anne-claire petit accessories, the women have got paid work for most of the year – something from which the entire village benefits. The women work from home and often do the crochet work for the new collections together with their neighbours, emanating a sense of security and working together that rings out in all of anne-claire petit’s accessories.