For its next sale “The Collector: English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works”, which takes place in New York on April 9, 2019, Christie’s asks Pierre Frey to imagine a staging highlighting the furniture and objects of the sale, by associating it with the latest collections of fabrics and wallpapers from the Maison whose name it bears.
Pierre Frey, loves eclecticism. Mixing styles and periods, creating a subtle mix and match, not focusing on perfection, give, according to him, more strength and character to an interior. He proposes to combine fabrics and wallpapers from 18th century archival documents with contemporary motifs inspired by travel and to mix velvet and printed fabrics, weaves and multicolored embroideries.
To express his way of seeing the decoration and recreate the atmosphere of a real interior, Pierre Frey chooses from among the many majestic pieces offered for sale and sets his heart on classic silverware cutlery, which he can use with his contemporary dishes, a particularly unexpected flamingo that should please his children, mirrors, of which he is very fond, large antique carpets that always have a lot of effect and marble busts, pieces for which he could start a collection!
All the elements are combined to offer an astonishing staging, an extraordinary setting for a prestigious auction.
The Arty wallpaper from the Maison Pierre Frey was chosen by the Spanish interior design office, L.A. Studio Interiorismo, to line the walls of the presentation room of the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Madrid.
L.A. Studio is specialized in the decoration of ephemeral places and in the search for unique pieces to stage the exclusive objects and furniture selected for ARCO. L.A. Studio was inspired by the bright and intense traditional colors of Peru, the country of honor of the fair.
Pierre Frey’s Arty wallpaper evokes a giant and abstract work of art composed of multicolored paint touches that reveal the original canvas in places. It is an ideal preamble before access to the 200 international art galleries exhibiting this year.
A diptyque x pierre frey collaboration
The famous fragrance house diptyque has collaborated with the fabric creator Pierre Frey to stage its collection of fourty-nine scented candles.
This meeting echoes the origins of diptyque. At the time, each candle was paired with a particular textile that graphically evoked the fragrance and its universe. Today, diptyque returns to this original concept by choosing the ideal motif for each of its scented candles from among Pierre Frey’s archival and current collections of fabrics and wallpapers.
At diptyque, all the senses are awakened. The house has fun combining motifs and scents but also mingling scents between them. This playful process of association and correspondence originated in 1963 by the three creators who composed their own olfactory landscape around their first fragrances Hawthorn, Cinnamon and Tea. They lit the candles in pairs and mixed them at will. To enhance the duos of scents and the play of their association, diptyque created five limited edition boxes decorated with Pierre Frey’s creations.
The diptyque x pierre frey boxes
The Arty and Heather prints chosen for Roses and Jasmin evoke the petal throws during the floral festivals in the South of France. We can imagine the scents of Violet ink and of the Leather of an artist’s pouch in the association of a flower field drawing with a graphic and masculine motif. The warm and woody scent of Sandalwood blends with the green and heady accents of Tuberose in a mild tropical atmosphere. Cypress and Fig tree fragrances are depicted through watercoloured motifs with green and woody accents mixed with the blues of the sea, echoing the landscapes of the Mediterranean.
At last, the two new creations of diptyque, Lily and Narguile, are associated with a black and white archival drawing from Pierre Frey, whose graphics evoke the long pistils of the freshly cut white flower, and the print on linen 1920, with its spicy shades and circular patterns suggesting the honeyed smell and scrolls of tobacco. Combined together, these two candles tell a different story and transport us to the twilight, in the heart of an oriental garden…
Thus, the scents are reinvented through combinations and bring back precious memories and magical moments, thanks to the power of scents on memory.
Like fabrics or wallpapers, candles decorate the rooms of the house with scents and offer through the sense of smell and look an escape to a sublimated elsewhere.
images ©Diptyque ©Pierre Frey
The somptuous Metropole Monte-Carlo palace by Jacques GarciaPrinces room
Facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Metropole Monaco is one of the most famous luxury hotel on the French Riviera.
In a spacious Belle Epoque style architecture, the interiors designed by the well-known French decorator Jacques Garcia combines magnitude and refinement. The nobility of the Fadini Borghi fabrics chosen for the hotel blends perfectly with its classic, comfortable and precious decor. The brilliance of the velvets, as well as the chiselled motifs which are so representative of the Italian Renaissance, underline the fresh and luminous Mediterranean atmosphere of this timeless and sumptuous palace.
Sforza, velvet, Fadini Borghi Portraits gallery Virginia Colony in gold, jacquard, Fadini Borghi Reception gallery
Aurelio, velvet, Fadini Borghi
images ©W.PRYCE + ©STUDIO PHOENIX
Roman sofa in Teddy, curtains in the new print “Obsidienne”
The new decors of Pierre Frey’s showrooms embody the 2019 collections of fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, carpets and furniture of the House.
Charles sofa in Viggo, curtains in the new Pierre Frey embroideries “Wokabi” Axel armchair in Esteban, curtains in the new Pierre Frey print “Pachira” Alfred sofa in Marin, curtains in the new print “Pachira”, cushions in the new wool “Mombasa” Blandine armchair in Shabby, new Pierre Frey wallpaper “Vahiné” Aristide sofa in Yeti, curtains in the new embroideries “Wokabi” Boussac decor Sofa in Yeti, cushion in the new Boussac weaving”Woodstock”, new “Fever” rug from Boussac Tokyo sofa in Judith, new Boussac rug “Fever”, cushions in the new Boussac “Marin” (velvet) and “Woodstock” Faust armchair in Fine velvet, curtains in the new Boussac printed linen “Fever”
The furniture showroom of Pierre Frey Stockholm sofa in Scarlette, new Pierre Frey wallpaper “Ayo” cushion in “Yeti” cushion in Yeti wool and new velvet Marin cushion in the new velvet “Baltazar” Roseline sofa in the velvet Opera, cushion in the new Boussac printed linen “Tempo” and the new velvet “Baltazar” from Pierre Frey
images Anne-Emmanuelle Thion
Decors by Christèle Ageorges for Boussac and Véronique Villaret for Pierre Frey
Designed by STARCK, the 9Confidentiel hotel in Paris just opened its doors. The realization of the rugs and carpets has been given to the Maison Pierre Frey.
Composed of drawings from the 40′s given by Philippe Starck (S+), the rugs and carpets of the 9Confidentiel are a strong signature to the hotel’s identity.
In the bedrooms, each rug has a large drawing hand tufted in wool 100%. Every composition is unique with a placed pattern, making each room single. A true freedom comes out of the associations of geometric shapes and figurative elements with a sharp line, contrasted.
The corridors, lobbys and elevator have Axminster rugs. They represent the infinite repetition of an arabesque pattern which thus appears almost as the hotel’s emblem. The loops with a shaded outline on a textured background run in the hotel like a banner of passementrie.the floor corridor
With the 9Confidentiel hotel, Pierre Frey’s Creative Studio of rugs & carpets testifies its expertise in the realization of custom-made projects, here true to the original concept of Philippe Starck. Exceptional creations for a fantastic and spectacular hotel.
Rugs and carpets realized by Maison Pierre Frey - copyright and original creation Philippe Starck – for the 9Confidentiel hotel / image ©Philippe Garcia
Pierre Frey’s furniture workshops realized the seats that the famous French creator Philippe Starck designed to go with its modernist and warm decoration of the Brach Hotel.
In the 16th district of Paris, the Brach is, according to Starck, “a place of life and culture rather than an hotel”. Inside a wide building from the 70s of more than 7000 square meters, the designer was invited to create freely a very original space.
The decoration of the hotel conveys a warm and friendly atmosphere. The place is full of references to art and travel. Warm colours, natural and rough materials such as wood, leather, marble or concrete, are associated with a selection of art objects from the modernist, dada and surrealist styles.
The seats designed by Starck – including 30′s-inspired bridges, chairs, and armchairs – have all been produced by the expert craftsmen of Pierre Frey’s workshops. Their geometric lines carefully assembled in brushed oak perfectly match with the whole generous, inventive and cheerful place.
Hôtel Brach – 1-7 rue Jean Richepin – Paris 16
In this early 2019, Maison Pierre Frey unveils its new furniture collection.
An ambitious project, the result of more than a year’s work after the takeover of one of the French oldest furniture manufacturers located in Villers-Cotterêts in the upper reaches of France.
Maison Pierre Frey has taken care to offer an artistic line that reflects the image of its other professions: demanding, based on traditional know-how, worked with high-quality materials and faithful to its eclectic identity. The furniture collection thus presents more than 200 models produced mostly in France, from the classic to the most contemporary style, to which is added a custom-made design offer.The special attention paid to tapestry highlights the House’s unique textile expertise, which makes these pieces the true ambassadors of its creations.
The Maison Pierre Frey reconnects with its filiation to René Prou, interior architect and product designer. As a central figure in the Art Deco movement, René Prou bears witness to a rich and renowned work, from the interiors of the Orient Express to his many furniture collections with their distinctive, elegant and refined style.
“Alfred” sofa upholstered with Boussac “Marin” wool velvet “Faust” armchair upholstered with Pierre Frey “Fine” velvet “Gregoire” bench upholstered with Pierre Frey “Alisea” “Tina” heated chairs upholstered with Pierre Frey “Medium” and “Viggo” velvets “Stockholm” armless sofa in Pierre Frey “Scarlette”wool “Flore” armchair in Pierre Frey “Loggia” “Roman” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Teddy” mohair velvet “Adrien” convertible sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Artigny” “Rebecca” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Duke” velvet “Axel” cane chairs upholstered with the rustic Pierre Frey weaving “Esteban” “Buenos Aires” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey mohair velvet “Teddy” “Bellecour” armchairs and stool upholstered with Pierre Frey linen “Arsène” “Knowles” sofa detail in Pierre Frey “Georges” velvet “Charles” cane sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey velvet “Viggo” Drawings from the archives of Villers-Cotterêts workshops “Agathe” headbed upholstered with Pierre Frey print “Les Rocheuses” “Tokyo” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey wool “Judith” the furniture workshops at Villers-Cotterêts “Buenos Aires” armchair upholstered with Pierre Frey velvet “Viggo” “Emilie” stool bar upholstered with Pierre Frey outdoor “Honolulu” “Heloise” chairs upholstered with Braquenié “Okinawa”
Furniture workshop at Villers-Cotterêts“Victor” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Candice” “Colombie” armchair upholstered with Le Manach Toile de Tours “Api”. Design adapted from the original René Prou’s
Images from the furniture shooting ©Philippe Garcia for Maison Pierre Frey