Founder and creative catalyst for change Aimee LaCalle has always wondered what makes the world tick. Better known as a highly-accomplished entrepreneur, traveler and seeker of meaningful experiences, LaCalle and her team all share one essential belief: To design an expansive life requires living artfully, intentionally and inquisitively.
It’s no surprise that LaCalle’s recently-launched textile design company reflects her deep-rooted passion and respect for other customs, language and cultures — as well as the desire for creating one’s own sense of place, at home and far away. Born into a family with diverse European heritage in Francophone community of Louisiana, LaCalle grew to understand the importance of embracing one’s own complex culture — as well as others beyond her own.
From an early age, she envisioned a more expansive world. Driven by a curiosity to design the life she wanted combined with an eye for design and a deep appreciation for artistry and craftsmanship, LaCalle and her family lived for extensive periods in various locations around the world. Her passion for people, places? Just part of her DNA.
Today, leading her design team in its Santa Fe headquarters and on location, she’s created an energy around culture/kinship in producing two textile collections a year. LaCalle has positioned the studio at the cutting edge of technological innovation with its design-driven engineered prints for bedding sets, duvet covers, curtain panels, tableware, original art and much more.
Prior to becoming the lead visionary for AIMEE LACALLE design studio, LaCalle spent years as an entrepreneur co-founding ventures in the e-commerce and education technology fields. She and her family have developed strong ties to Northern New Mexico, Southwest France and Central Mexico, but continue to spend a considerable amount of time traveling.