HERITAGE

Savoir faire17/01/2018

Created in 1829, Le Manach has always cultivated an unconditional love for traditional refinement and French craftsmanship. This house has a unique heritage, reproducing textile archives, the oldest of which date back to the Renaissance. Le Manach was acquired by Pierre Frey in 2014 with the aim of preserving its historical wealth, to develop French fabrics and as of recent, wallpapers. The rich heritage of Le Manach textiles is a treasure that some will recognize with deep emotion. Others will be charmed by the fine and delicate reinterpretations of Le Manach fabric designs, great examples from the golden age of the house.

This first collection of Le Manach wallpapers thus lays the foundation for future collections, which will always remain true to tradition, history, excellence, know-how and unites all the aesthetes. 14 patterns rendered in 54 refined and subtle color tones. For these noble designs, it is imperative that the choice of technique be on a par with the aesthetic quality of the 18th century French patterns. Hand screen printing was the obvious choice.

Used since 1970 for exclusive wallpapers, this artisanal process replaces the traditional wooden block printing. Each design is broken down into a number of colors, each corresponding to a screen that is used like a stencil. The craftsmen position the frame according to reference marks. The paint is drawn across the screen inside the frame to apply the colour to the paper. Printing is executed “wet on dry” involving a long drying time between each color. The craftsmen skip a space to allow for drying. The process is repeated for each color on the design.

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MOOREA

Savoir faire12/01/2018

With MOOREA, Pierre Frey takes over the outdoor world, confirming the success of the preceding “Bayamo” collection. In the same spirit and colors, these indoor/outdoor fabrics play with contrast and offer a new palette of delicate colors and a hint of tartness that is resolutely “deco”. Woven fabrics with many types of raised effects add both resolute modernity and a timeless style. Made in our factory in the north of France, which has been awarded the EPV living heritage company label, this line of fabrics benefits from expertise that is unique in Europe and presents exceptional outdoor characteristics (guarantee of the market’s highest level of resistance to light, stormy weather and abrasion).

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CHRISTMAS AT COSTES

Savoir faire08/12/2017

Here comes the empress, the Christmas tree sculpture in celebration of a long lasting collaboration between two family houses: Pierre Frey and Hôtel Costes.

Ornate with embroidered and colourful fabrics, enhanced with voluptuous tulle, she holds court in the reception of Hôtel Costes from Monday 4th December until Thursday 4th January.

239-241 rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris

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Marie Claire Maison 50th Aniversary Pop Up

Savoir faire05/12/2017

Marie Claire Maison celebrates its 50th anniversary with a pop-up card illustrated by Eric Giriat. This adoreable artwork uses Pierre Frey fabrics and wallpapers to create a playful and whimsicical scene. You can win one by following Marie Claire Maison and Pierre Frey on Instagram and posting the pop-up with the hashtag #PierreFreyPopUP!

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A Parisian Appartment and Le Manach!

Savoir faire01/12/2017

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Le Manach is beautifully highlighted in this Paris apartment amidst a superb collection of furniture and objects!

The decor uses jewel-toned, geometric fabrics throughout the apartment. It sets a tone of refined whimsy that can only be accomplished by the playful mixture of colors and textures.

Pierre Frey rugs were also used in the making of this modern and sophisticated residence.

Photo Credit: Matthieu Salvaing

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RESTAURANT: LE MILLE FEUILLE

Savoir faire15/11/2017

Mille Feuille is a restaurant designed by famed interior decorator Claude Cartier. Featured wallpapers include Portor and Bananier which are beautifully highlighted the restaurant’s decor.

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PIERRE FREY AND ARTCURIAL

Savoir faire10/11/2017

The famous Parisian based auction house Artcurial recently used Pierre Frey fabrics in their catalogue. Featured fabrics include Louison, Candy, Craft and Fine in Sketch from our India Mahdavi collaboration. Together they set the stage for Scandinavian inspired deisgn.

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INSIDE: A GALLERY BY CLAUDE CARTIER

Savoir faire19/10/2017

Inside Gallery is a unique concept started by Claude Cartier Studio where the decor changes every 6 months in an attempt to highlight the firm’s interior designers. The scenography is often played out in a dialogue between a furniture and textile editors as well as artists and guest galleries. The scene unfolds in a kind of artistic expression that focuses on linking interiors and furniture together.

Using inspiration from travel and memories, Claude Cartier deigns to create a space free from the traditional codes of design. Pierre Frey’s latest collaboration with India Mahdavi  “True Velvet” is featured in the 6th edition of this space located in Lyon. The overall result is one features 20th century design at its finest.

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THE ARCHIVE GAZETTE: VELVETS

Savoir faire18/10/2017

Our latest Archives Gazette offers a visual look into the fascinating history of velvet from its beginning as a royal signifier to today’s graphic incarnations. Take a look here at our fabrics that exemplify this sumptuous material:

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TRUE VELVET: INDIA MAHDAVI FOR PIERRE FREY

Savoir faire13/10/2017

Take an inside look at our “True Velvet” collection by India Mahdavi. You can see the entire range of color and print velvets by clicking the picture below.

India Mahdavi says, “Velvet is one of the few fabrics that is sensual to the touch and visually holds color in a way that is bright yet deep. With this collection, the velvet takes on a dimension that is enveloping and joyous.”

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