Natural Curiosities’ First Design Store is in LCDQ
One of the newest members to join the La Cienega Design Quarter is Natural Curiosities, a design store and showroom offering founder and creative director Christopher Wilcox’s unique naturalistic art as well as furniture and flooring.
Natural Curiosities, in business for 13 years, decided to open its first design store this year, and Wilcox chose the LCDQ for his first storefront. “For me, La Cienega feels right for our brand, being close to our designers and our customers on the Westside,” Wilcox says.
A notable name in the design industry for over a decade, Natural Curiosities’ claim to fame is its unique collection of prints, created from historical paintings and artifacts through Wilcox’s artful manipulation of digital design tools.
Wilcox says Natural Curiosities offers a whole new creative living lifestyle brand that has a Californian European Aesthetic. Growing up in England, Wilcox cultivated a reverence for nature and animals, specifically, birds, and he collected hundreds of prints of natural scenes. Much of Natural Curiosities’ art is derived from Wilcox’s eclectic archive of over one hundred thousand images. He uses digital design tools, artist techniques and natural specimens to reinterpret old images and concepts, often with a contemporary twist. And Natural Curiosities’ furniture, designed to complement the art, reflects a Californian-European aesthetic with warm colors and velvet textures.
Wilcox has recently developed a new process when printing art, called Panel Art. An image is printed on acid-free fine art paper and then adhered to handmade wooden panels with rounded corners and sanded sides. The print is then coated and sealed for protection. Panel Art allows for large installations to have a huge impact while staying within budget.
Over the years, Natural Curiosities has earned a worldwide following, much of which is credited to Wilcox’s unique Californian-European design perspective. Now living in the Hollywood Hills, Wilcox celebrates and curates all that is beautiful and curious at his new showroom on La Cienega. Join us as we welcome Natural Curiosities to the LCDQ community.
810 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069