industry insider | Jul 11, 2016 |
Minted teams with Pottery Barn, PBteen on children’s room art
Boh staff
By Staff

Art sourced from around the globe is now available for kids and teens rooms via a partnership between design e-commerce site Minted and Williams-Sonoma’s Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. The artwork, wall art for the nursery and kids and teens, hails from the Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Wall Art Challenge, which launched in February and welcomed 7,300-plus works of art from artists around the world. Minted’s crowdsourcing whittled down the entrants to a group of 55 winning pieces of art, which will now be sold at Pottery Barn and PBteen.

“We are excited to offer exclusive independent designs and support the artist community through our partnership with Minted,” says Jennifer Kellor, executive vice president, merchandising, at PBteen and Pottery Barn Kids. “The art curated for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen aligns with our dedication to producing high-quality and well-designed products to create beautiful and thoughtfully decorated rooms.”

Independent artists who submitted winning work include professional illustrators and textile designers, first-time designers, self-proclaimed “doodlers,” hobbyists and stay-at-home parents. Their work will appear in the Minted x Pottery Barn Kids and Minted x PBteen collections. There are 30 pieces in the kids collection and 25 in the teens collection. The works are offered matted or framed, and ready to hang; they’re also available in a number of sizes and frame colors.

“By welcoming art submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world, Minted celebrates independence and the possibility that creativity can come from unexpected places,” says Minted founder and CEO Mariam Naficy. “We’re thrilled to partner with Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen on this art collection, which set a new record with over 7,300 submissions, and features global designers that shoppers would traditionally not have access to.”

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