47

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Let’s discover the history of 47, an emblematic place for Pierre Frey who, after starting out on rue des Jeûneurs, moved to 47, rue des Petits champs in 1937 and never moved again.

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Giovanni Battista Lulli

The adjoining buildings at 45 and 47 rue des Petits Champs were built between 1671 and 1682 on behalf of Giovanni Battista Lulli, superintendent of royal music. Built by the king’s architect, Daniel Gittard, a student of Louis Le Vau. These two buildings are located near the Louvre and the Palais-Royal where the Royal Academy of Music is located.

It first served Lulli as his main residence. Looking up, we can still note some decorative elements of the façade that remind us of the activity of its illustrious owner.

Lulli rented it for 1600 French Pounds a year. An adviser to the king in parliament, the Baroness of Thoré and even the Marquise de Saint-Germain Beaupré, reportedly resided there.

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The façade is characteristic of the most beautiful classical architectures of the 17th century. Made of ashlar, it extends over five visible levels and the last one slightly recessed. The first level consists of a trompe l’oeil of stonework, a reminder of the first level of Lulli’s main residence and the most beautiful Florentine palaces of the Quattrocento. This practice was common in the 17th century. The false joints were painted in a slightly darker colour to give rhythm to the facade and imitate the elegance of the ashlar. The axial symmetry is marked by a carriage gate topped by an arched keyway. Originally, this door gave access to an inner courtyard that has now disappeared.

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French classicism

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At that time, architecture was more than a housing project, it had to serve the glory of France like all the Arts. Daniel Gittard returns to the ancient aesthetic and creates a regular facade that brings balance. The upper levels have smooth dressed stone walls, marked by straight lines that give it a beautiful sobriety. The noble floors are pierced with large openings that allow ample light to penetrate. The work on the railings is a fine example of the art of ironwork of the time.

The staircase

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Let’s push open the carriage door of this building to discover the history of this place which has never stopped reinventing itself as the House has evolved. Pierre Frey first occupied the first floor before gradually becoming the owner of the entire building. The spaces were used for different purposes: showroom, offices, accessory shops on the ground floor and now become the House’s headquarters.

The wooden staircase has survived the vicissitudes of time. Rising to the left in the old courtyard, it serves all the floors. The wrought iron railing has a simple and elegant design. Each level is composed of a floor in terracotta tiles with a geometric pattern.

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Number 47 is more than an address, it is part of our identity!

Pierre Frey stages the Christie’s “Collector” sale

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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.

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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.

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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!

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All the elements are combined to offer an astonishing staging, an extraordinary setting for a prestigious auction.

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La Maison Pierre Frey & ARCO Madrid

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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.

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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.

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DIPTYQUE x PIERRE FREY

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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…

 

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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.

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METROPOLE MONTE-CARLO PALACE BY JACQUES GARCIA

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The somptuous Metropole Monte-Carlo palace by Jacques Garcia

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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.

 

 
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Showrooms, 2019 Decors

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The new decors of Pierre Frey’s showrooms embody the 2019 collections of fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, carpets and furniture of the House. 

 

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_AET7302 Alfred sofa in Marin, curtains in the new print “Pachira”, cushions in the new wool  “Mombasa”
 
_AET7342Blandine armchair in Shabby, new Pierre Frey wallpaper “Vahiné” 
 
_AET7327Aristide sofa in Yeti, curtains in the new embroideries “Wokabi”
 
 
 
 
 
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_AET7338Sofa in Yeti, cushion in the new Boussac weaving”Woodstock”, new “Fever” rug from Boussac
 
_AET7333Tokyo sofa in Judith, new Boussac rug “Fever”, cushions in the new Boussac “Marin” (velvet) and “Woodstock”
 
_AET7319Faust armchair in Fine velvet, curtains in the new Boussac printed linen “Fever”

 

 

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Roseline sofa in the velvet Opera, cushion in the new Boussac printed linen “Tempo” and the new velvet “Baltazar” from Pierre Frey

 

 

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Decors by Christèle Ageorges for Boussac and Véronique Villaret for Pierre Frey

Custom-made rugs for the 9Confidential Hotel by Starck

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Rugs and carpets realized by Maison Pierre Frey -  copyright and original creation Philippe Starck – for the 9Confidentiel hotel / image ©Philippe Garcia

BRACH HOTEL BY STARCK WITH PIERRE FREY FURNITURE

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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.

 

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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.  

 

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Hôtel Brach – 1-7 rue Jean Richepin – Paris 16

The Princess and the Pea of Braquenié’s collections

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This year, Maison Pierre Frey presented the new Braquenié Comptoir d’Orient and Compagnie des Indes collections in a setting inspired by the famous tale of the Princess and the Pea.
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Pierre Frey launches a new Furniture Collection

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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.

 

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“Faust” armchair upholstered with Pierre Frey “Fine” velvet
 
 
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“Gregoire” bench upholstered with Pierre Frey “Alisea” 
 
PF_CHAUFFEUSE_SLIPPER CHAIR_TINA 813_MEDIUM VIGGO“Tina” heated chairs upholstered with Pierre Frey “Medium” and “Viggo” velvets
 
 
PF_CANAPE BANQUETTE_ARMLESS SOFA_STOCKHOLM 912_SCARLETTE“Stockholm” armless sofa in Pierre Frey “Scarlette”wool
 
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“Flore” armchair in Pierre Frey “Loggia”
 
 
PF_CANAPE_SOFA_ROMAN 2P_TEDDY“Roman” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Teddy” mohair velvet
 
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“Adrien” convertible sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Artigny”
 
 
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“Rebecca” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Duke” velvet
 
PF_FAUTEUIL_ARMCHAIR_AXEL_GASPARD_ESTEBAN“Axel” cane chairs upholstered with the rustic Pierre Frey weaving “Esteban”
 
PF_CANAPE_SOFA_BUENOS AIRES 803_TEDDY“Buenos Aires” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey mohair velvet “Teddy”
 
PF_BERGERE_FAUTEUIL_TABOURET_BELLECOUR 3300 2300 5320_ARSENE“Bellecour” armchairs and stool upholstered with Pierre Frey linen “Arsène”
 
 
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“Knowles” sofa detail in Pierre Frey “Georges” velvet
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“Agathe” headbed upholstered with Pierre Frey print “Les Rocheuses”
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“Emilie” stool bar upholstered with Pierre Frey outdoor “Honolulu”
 
 
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“Heloise” chairs upholstered with Braquenié “Okinawa”
 

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“Victor” sofa upholstered with Pierre Frey “Candice”
 
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“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

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Pierre Frey stages the Christie’s “Collector” sale


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La Maison Pierre Frey & ARCO Madrid


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