NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Christiane Lemieux, Author, Founder and Creative Director of DwellStudio, has been named to FORTUNE's 2012 list of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. Each year, FORTUNE recognizes 10 female entrepreneurs who are outstanding game changers, groundbreakers, and innovators. The 2012 list includes women who have created innovative companies across various industries, with Lemieux as the only honoree from the home design category. She will join The FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs community which includes prominent female leaders such as Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-Founder, FEED Projects LLC; Jessica Alba, Co-Founder, The Honest Co.; and Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, Rent the Runway.
"The best part of the Most Powerful Women Summit is sharing ideas. Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs can contribute as much to the MPW community as they can learn from the big-name corporate stars," said Pattie Sellers, FORTUNE Editor at Large and Co-chair of FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women Summit.
Lemieux revolutionized the home furnishings market when she launched DwellStudio in 2000 as a wholesale and retail modern home and lifestyle brand, offering high quality, trendsetting and original items fusing fashion-forward, modern design with luxurious details in home decor. The brand has since evolved and expanded to offer a full range of home decor and children's furnishings, bringing color, personality and passion to the next generation of home design.
"It is a tremendous honor to be named to FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs list and be among such a distinguished, community of women leaders," said Lemieux. "A big thank you to my family and team for your support on this journey. We have a number of exciting developments on the horizon for the DwellStudio brand and look forward to continuing to inform and inspire a truly personal space."
DwellStudio's smart, livable design for the home includes modern furniture, bedding, rugs, artwork, tabletop as well as the brand's unique baby and kid's collections. Today, the company functions as a design business to home furnishing retailers nationwide and as an international lifestyle brand with a stand-alone e-commerce site and a recently opened flagship store in New York City's Soho neighborhood and a new store in store located in H.D. Buttercup Los Angeles.
The 2012 FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit begins on Monday, October 1, 2012 and will last through Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Laguna Niguel, California. Other women named to the list include Jessica Alba, Co-Founder of The Honest Co.; Rashmi Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder of SlideShare; Jill Becker, CEO and Founder of Cambridge NanoTech, and more. For more information and the full list of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, please visit: http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/31/most-powerful-women-entrepreneurs
Founded in New York City in 2000 by Christiane Lemieux, DwellStudio is the design house for modern home and family furnishings. With sophisticated styling and fashion forward designs, the company's products – which include furniture, bedding, home accessories and a line of baby and children's furnishings – find excitement in the unexpected. DwellStudio is known for its contrasting styles, and the studio's philosophy is simple: take classic elements and twist them into a modern setting, knowing that style is never static and the home is an ever-evolving place. DwellStudio furnishings can be found at their flagship store in NYC, in specialty and lifestyle shops around the world and at www.dwellstudio.com.