when i was in college i had fantasies of being either a window display designer or a specializing in restaurant design. i wanted so desperately to think of wild ideas (that probably wouldn’t work for residential interior design) and do them on a big scale, possibly involving repetition. so i think the first time i saw an anthropologie window in the city i just about cried. it was everything i’d ever wanted to do, and i spent my first year at design*sponge trying to track down their window designers to interview them. over the years i’ve been fortunate to work with some of them at d*s (and for our wedding!) and i’m always excited to hear from people at anthro about their plans for summer windows.
unlike a lot of national stores, each anthro shop has its own small team of artists that do all of the display at their location. graphic designers, painters, and sculptors all work together to create the unique designs you see on display. this season the anthro teams are focusing on larger than life, woven, wooden sculptures and have spent over six weeks to come up with their shop’s individual take on the idea. the anthro team was kind enough to share some images from their shops this summer and i was excited to share them here. i’m just such a huge fan of the talented artists that work there and wanted to give them a big thumbs up. i can’t wait to check out what my local union square shop did this week…. [thanks, amanda!]
CLICK HERE for more beautiful woven window displays after the jump!