About thirdlee & co.
Thirdlee & Co. was established in 2017 by artist & designer Michelle Provençal. Michelle's whimsical ornaments and décor pieces are hand crafted in Biddeford, Maine. Inspired by Maine's natural beauty, her creations aim to capture the bit of this raw but refined muse.
All Thirdlee & Co. artwork, images, and designs are © Michelle Provencal Design, LLC
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A native New Englander, Michelle studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. For over 15 years her focus has been product design and development of home furnishings and decorative accessories. Michelle has worked in-house for a handful of well known brands including Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Coach. She continues to provide design support on a freelance basis.
Currently based in southern Maine, she shares her studio with her husband illustrator Andrew DeGraff.
ABOUT THE NAME
I am the third generation of "follow your passion" Lees. My grandfather Bob Lee was a commercial artist, carpenter, and a pilot. When I was little he showed me the magic of turning two square shapes into a 3D box by simply connecting points with a few lines, and how a series of ellipses could easily become Mickey Mouse's face. I was immediately hooked. My mother Roberta Lee was a photographer, beachcomber, and a beloved mentor to many. She opened doors and showed me the way to turn my passion for art & design into a career. Thirdlee & Co represents the namesake along with the imagination, humor, and appreciation for beauty that has followed the same line.