Flamingos + Bears by Linda Otton exclusively commissioned for Millie Archer
When we were in concept stages of developing the Millie Archer brand we planned to do a collaboration each year to add that artists touch, uniqueness and diversity to our range. After discovering Linda Otton on Instagram in 2014 we knew we had to have her amazing artwork on Millie Archer Pieces. Linda is hugely interested in interior design and decoration so everything she creates on paper or canvas is brought to life with that in mind. She is influenced by the Sweden/Scandinavia she knows and loves and adds her own edge, style and palette that is uniquely her own and one which we knew would fit into the Millie range immediately.
Linda Otton, was raised in Stockholm Sweden and spent long summers at the family’s holiday home in the medieval town of Visby, on the Swedish island of Gotland. She was also fortunate enough to have relatives spread across the vast farmland of Sweden’s south which meant she had a literal smörgåsbord of her homeland’s beautiful imagery and inspiration to draw from. With an eye for interior trends and the Nordic knack for design, Linda’s pieces are constantly evolving whilst still coming from the heart and retaining her unique style. Pretty much every piece Linda creates starts out as wall art for her own home and so each print retains a strong personal attachment.
Two years ago you would have only seen Linda’s art on her own walls and when her family and friends started demanding their own they suggested that Linda sell prints of her work. After a cautious start, Linda began posting her prints on social media and as word of mouth began to spread she invested more and more time into her new business. Having fully established in early 2015, Otton art has flourished in a relatively short amount of time and we feel privileged to collaborate with such a talented artist and to be a part of her growing success.
Several illustrations were born from the collaboration including the triangle bear, single bear, flamingo trio and single flamingo design which you see on our cushions, coasters, mugs and wall art prints. The designs have been hugely popular since the launch of Millie Archer in July this year and as the rush to get that unique Christmas gift has already begun we may run low on stock so please don’t delay owning that special piece!
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