In the studio with Jennifer Lanne
This year, we set out to bring the truly remarkable work of independent artisans here in the States to stores and arhaus.com.
The first of many is Jennifer Lanne, a self-taught painter from upstate New York. We first made Jennifer’s acquaintance at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Mass. Our Chief Creative Officer Gary Babcock admits to being instantly drawn in by the heirloom quality of her work. Exactly one year, we’re unveiling our very own “originals” by Jennifer Lanne.
We met up with her again at this year’s show. Gary stopped by her booth to chat about her collection, exclusive to us, and her work overall.
Jennifer created three one-of-a-kind hand-painted floral designs for us, which you’ll find on military-inspired tarps, serving platters, table runners and velvet toss pillows. She describes the paintings as a miss mosh of influences, from rosemaling to toleware.
At 52” w. x 73” h., the tarps are amazing. This is the scale that she’s most comfortable, she says. When we asked “why not canvas?”, she was quick to point out that with the tarps she doesn’t have to worry about puncturing the material. It stands up to the continual layering and distressing that she gives her work.
Look for Jennifer’s work at our store locations and online. The tarps and table runners are limited to 36 store locations.