Pierre Frey wool collection “Love”

News01/09/2016

This fall’s wool collection has an evocative name. Woven entirely at our mill in the north of France, it puts the spotlight on bold combinations of this noble material, which is naturally supple and resistant. Woven effects with timeless interlacing and shading in natural tones make this collection as stylish and comfortable in the city as it is in the mountains.

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Pierre Frey outdoor collection “Bayamo”

News31/08/2016

For September, Pierre Frey launches « Bayamo » its new outdoor collection. Inspired by wild seashores and charms of the counstryside, the collection offers a broad range of material effects in a choice of delicate and refined shades. With colors like celadon green or Caribbean blue through goyave or mimosa, the new Pierre Frey collection is completely in keeping with the times.

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Pierre Frey Collection “Les Dessins 2″

News29/08/2016

New editions of emblematic textile prints, carefully conserved archives, current artistic favorites or orders executed by our best designers, this new collection of designs expresses the importance of eclecticism for Pierre Frey.
Known and recognized for bold, extraordinary prints inspired by travel to far-away places, Pierre Frey tends to place these motifs on walls.
Designed for the “happy few”, these variations will thrill connoisseurs, enthusiasts and all those who love inspired interior decoration.

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The stories behind the fabrics – part 2

News19/08/2016

The “Arty” print

Edited as a fabric and a wallpaper, the “Arty” print is the exact reproduction of a Marie-Cécile Aptel painting that Patrick Frey bought in a French gallery. He had a crush on it and today “Arty” is the best seller of the company of all brands and types.

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The Kid collection “Confettis”

As in the past 5 years, Patrick Frey had the chance to welcome 4 grandsons in the family. He wanted to dedicate them a children collection.

fabrics “les Bidules” and “Perdu Trouvé”

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The ”Origines” collection

During a business trip in Melbourne Australia, Mr Frey and his agent had a couple of hours between 2 appointments. The agent then proposed to visit the Melbourn Aborigene Museum. Mr Frey had never been there and was emotionally touched by this art and the culture of these tribes. That day, it was so evident for him that one day he will make a collection entirely dedicated to this Art. This is how 3 years later ”Origines” was born.

fabrics “Le Temps du rêve” “Maralinga” and “Océanie”

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The “Retour de voyage” fabric

Retour de voyage is the representation of all the objects symbolizing the different cultures Mr Frey is often inspired by.

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The “Nuit et Jour” collection (night and Day)

This collection is in honor of the painters from the first half part of the 20th century that Patrick Frey is particularly fond of. He got inspired mostly by Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hofmann and finally not a painter but haute couture designer : Paul Poiret.

fabrics “Sakura” “Carnaval” and “Le Fil d’Ariane”

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The Ritz Paris

News02/08/2016

The Ritz Paris, one of the world’s most famous and luxurious hotels, situated Place Vendôme, has reopened its doors after 4 years of renovation work. The Palace has entirely regain its glory thanks to the work of Thierry Despont, French decorator based in New York.

The fabrics, from Pierre Frey and Braquenié and made to measure for some of them, have been selected to bring chic and nobility to the different rooms, lounges and suites of the Palace, well known for the magnificence of its decors. The carpets and rugs of the hotel were also custom made by the specialized department of La Maison Pierre Frey.

La Maison Pierre Frey is very proud to be one of the main suppliers of this prestigious establishement.

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Suite F. Scott Fitzgerald

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the stories behind the fabrics

News07/07/2016

The Fabric “Geneviève”

It is the name of Patrick Freys’s mother: Geneniève Prou. She is Mr Pierre Frey’s third wife, and the daughter of the very well known designer René Prou. She has drawn it in 1938, and Patrick decided to relaunch it is 2005 in honour of his mother.

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Fabric “Les jardins d’Eyrignac”

This fabric is the perfect representation of what we call “les jardins à la française” (french style gardens). It was the was to share is wife’s passion : the gardens. In fact his wife Lorraine, before working in the company , was working in a french magazine called “Mon jardin , ma maison”. She has always been passionate about gardens and especially what we call “Jardins à la Francaise” ( french gardens) geometric and rigorous, they show the order and mastery of nature. Once, for her birthday, he got the idea to take her in Les jardin D’Eyrignac. They both felt in love with this marvellous place, classified as Historic Monument. It is a unique garden, inspired by 17th and 18th centuries, in the particular style of topiary gardens. When Mr Frey got back to the office, his mind was clear : he will do a fabric on this garden !

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The Pannel “Paracas”

This fabric is a reproduction of a carpet bought in Marrocco during family holidays. This fabric is part of a collection called “Voyages”. Around the world, exploring other cultures is always rewarding. The collection “Voyages”, as its name suggests, reawakens the memories of the sights, smells and feelings of earlier wanderings : Asia, South America, Africa. The spice markets, rich with thousands of flavors, elegant or rustic cloth, testimony of a textile art that continues from generation to generation and the bright and cheerful colors of the traditional costumes are a source of inspiration. It is quite particular to name it with a peruvian name but Mr Frey , after thinking about it a lot, thought that it looks much more Peruvian in the geometry and in the colours used than morrocan.

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 The Fabric Bagan

Patrick Frey wanted to create this fabric on his return from Burma, a trip he has made some years ago with his wife Lorraine . It is the more inspiring trip he has ever done, both in the colors and the atmosphere.

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The Miao Fabric

It has been created from a Chinese dress in piqué that Patrick Frey has always loved and seen in the archives of Pierre Frey. The piqué refers to a quilted fabric with a double warp, whose patterns (diamond, arabesque, honeycomb) are in relief.

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The door of the 47 rue des Petits-champs

News28/06/2016

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Recently, the carriage door of la Maison Pierre Frey head office, located at 47 rue des petits-champs in Paris, has undergone a full renovation.

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There is new life for that impressive door thanks to the work of the specialist François Mamias, artisan and independent cabinetmaker at le Tertre Beauvais in Plemy, in Brittany.

The artisan moved to Paris accompanied by his team to ensure the dismantling and the provisional replacement of the door. This oak door from the 17th century is the strong element of the building and it took nearly three months for its restoration.

First, François Mamias checked carefully all the centimeters of the object. Then, some degraded parts of the door have been stripped, dismantled and replaced. For the ironwork, they have been entrusted to an iron craftsman.

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The result of that work reveals the skill of the craftsman, which is an echoes to La Maison Pierre Frey, a house very attached to the know-how and the crafts.

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The Pineapple mania

News11/06/2016

For a few months now, a new trend has invaded every fashion and lifestyle magazines : the Pineapple. But is the Pineapple mania new ? Apparently not, because this trend has existed in the past.

Let’s begin the story of the “king of the fruits”.

The pineapple or “Ananas comosus” is the name of the fruit which grows on the plant of the same name in tropical areas. It looks like a big pine cone overcomed by a tuft of green leaves. The red bark, with diamond scales pattern, covers a yellow and juicy flesh. In the Tupi language, “nana” means perfume and “nana-nana” perfume of the perfumes.

Lambert engraving

Lambert engraving

Consumed for a long time by the South American Indians, Europeans discovered the fruit at the same time as the New World. In 1493, Christophe Colomb received a slice as a way of welcome from the Guadeloupe inhabitants.

The pineapple in Europe

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Charles II is receiving a pineapple from his gardener John Rose,
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Imported as a candied form by the different Companies of the West Indies, the Europeans have been seduced by this fruit that they tried to acclimatize.

In the 17th century, the Dutch and the British were the first to make it grow in warn greenhouses. Although pineapple growing was costly and rigorous, it was in the 18th century that cultivation developed in France. It was symptomatic of the elites tastes for natural history which was fashionable in the Age of enlightment.

The exotic nature of the pineapple also explain this enthusiasm. Indeed, Europe of the 18th century dreams of faraway lands and glorifies resources of different parts of the world through the “chinoiserie” and exoticism. Therefore, painting, music and decorative arts reflect that spirit where the imagination gives an ethereal vision of elsewhere.

Oudry, Ananas in a pot, middle of 18th century, Château de Versailles.

Oudry, Ananas in a pot, middle of the 18th century, Château de Versailles.

Since the 17th century, as an horticultural achievement and exotic symbol, the pineapple is a recurrent subject in the decorative arts of Louis XIV or the Art Deco style. The fruit is found on several items : porcelain, silverware, wallpaper or textile.

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from top to bottom, Le Manach archives : lampas and velvets that reproduces fabrics of the 17th century.  Wooden printed fabrics from the 18th century.  Painting from the 20th century.

Le Manach archive : lampas that reproduces fabrics of the 17th century.

 wooden board printed fabric, 18th century

wooden board printed fabric, 18th century

gouache of the 20th century

gouache of the 20th century

The pineapple and Pierre Frey

Naturally, the pineapple theme has inspired la Maison Pierre Frey from the beginning. Here are a few examples of pineapples edited by Pierre Frey.

Papagayo

Papagayo

Caracas

Caracas

Ananas

Ananas

Salade de fruits

Salade de fruits

Tobago

Tobago

Amazonie

Amazonie

Rayures tropicales

Rayures tropicales

 

Here are the results of an exercise in style given to the Pierre Frey stylists team. In conclusion, the pineapple theme is still a timeless classic !

The Transformist by Anne-Valérie Lapotre for a wallpaper

The Transformist by Anne-Valérie Lapotre for a wallpaper

Hallucination by Mathilde Bregeon for a carpet

Hallucination by Mathilde Bregeon for a carpet

Salsa by Jade Pelvin for a print

Salsa by Jade Pelvin for a print

article writen by Sophie Rouart

 

 

pierre frey – The Jean Lurçat capsule collection

News30/05/2016

Excited by the works of Jean Lurçat in the textile and wallpaper sector, the Pierre Frey house proposed to the Jean & Simone Lurçat foundation to reproduce some of the artist’s pieces of art.

Pierre Frey launch a capsule collection with three wallpapers and three fabrics. Some of them will be used for the decor of the future exhibition “Jean Lurçat, au seul bruit du soleil” created by Jean-Michel Wilmotte at the Galerie des Gobelins from May 2016. Later, they also will be used for the decor of the Artist’s house-studio as soon as it will be renovated.

"Soleil" and "Sirènes de nuit" fabrics

“Soleil” and “Sirènes de nuit” fabrics

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“Champagne” wallpaper

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“Petrow” wallpaper

Finally, very inspired by Jean Lurçat’s work and by the documents at our disposal, the House Pierre Frey has taken the initiative to reproduce, on a fabric and a wallpaper, some of the artist’s drawings from “Les Toupies” book, dated 1925. The caspule collection is a beautiful tribute to Jean Lurçat for the 50th anniversary of his death (1892-1966).

"Arlequins" fabric

“Arlequins” fabric and wallpaper

Jean Lurçat (1892-1966) developed a strong attraction for the applied arts throughout his career. He is one ot the prominent artists of the twentieth century. Painter, poet, ceramist, friend of the néo-cubist artists, of the surrealists and of the revolutionaries writers and artists, his role has been significant in the history of the modern tapestry.

His work is constituted of over thousand tapestry cartoons. Lurcat, with key subjects as animals, fantastic creatures, nature and travels, created monumental tapestries with bright colours.

a tapestry in Lurçat's house

a tapestry in Lurçat’s house

Exhibition « Jean Lurçat (1892-1966). Au seul bruit du soleil » In partnership with the Academy of arts and the Galerie des Gobelins. From 4th May to 18th September 2016, 42 av des Gobelins 75 013 Paris. Tel : 01 44 08 53 49

 

The Parisian home of Vincent Frey and Bianca Lee Vasquez

News27/05/2016

In the heart of Paris, at the back of a courtyard, is located the loft of Vincent and Bianca.

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Their home has been instaled and designed by Bianca Lee Vasquez in the loft where used to be the old warehouse of Vincent’s grand father, Pierre Frey. To decorate their apartment, the couple has elegantly mixed Pompeian prints, artworks and design pieces.

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From the variety of Pierre Frey vegetal wallpapers, the couple has chosen the “Espalier” print for their children’s playroom.

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The combination of the contemporary furniture (Eero Saarinen tulip chair, Jacques Charpentier loungechair) with the plain colours, the stripes and the circular lines gives a very graphic style to the living room. The black and white curtains have been chosen to structure the room and to create a closet. Colourful, happy and comfy, the living room is perfect to relax with family and friends.

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The children bedroom, elegant and playful, is a mix of contemporary furniture and naïve illustrations printed on the “Toile de joy” wallpaper which is a toile de Jouy revisited by La Maison Pierre Frey.

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The bathroom takes an exotic atmosphere with the “Mauritius” fabric.

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The kitchen “island” has been covered with “La Paix”, a wallpaper from the collaboration between the artist Clara Halter and La Maison Pierre Frey.

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Directly above the living room, the first floor has been covered with a made to measure Braquenie carpet. The seventies style geometric pattern with bright and daring colours gives vitality and sophistication to the room.

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Decoration by Bianca Lee Vasquez, ©G. de Laubier, children’s bedroom ©Julie Ansiau for Grazia

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