Concini silk fabric revives traditional printing techniques that have become extremely rare, but with impressive results and incomparable quality.
We invite you to discover those precious steps inside our Swiss and French factories where talented craftsmen preserve and accomplish this unique know-how under our eyes.
Concini, an exceptional silk fabric
La Maison Pierre Frey continues to honor the unique know-how of craftsmen and the richesness of the fabrics left by Le Manach house. Inspired from its original 17th century archive, Concini is an emblematic drawing taken from the heritage collection of Le Manach. A true aesthete, Pierre Frey reproduces the same ancestral gesture, selects the best experts to revive an edition of this exceptional warp print, reproducing its subtle patterns and colours to the “blurred” effect that is so characteristic.
A METICULOUS AND DELICATE WEAVING PROCESS
The beauty of this very refined fabric needs a patient and precise fabrication process. In several steps, the 10 000 silky yarns of the fabric’s warp are first printed before being woven in a second time. 46 meters of the final fabric represents approximatly 140 hours work.
Those requirements are essential to create this incomparable subtlety that cannot be achieved with modern methods. Conceived by excellent manufacturers in Zurich and Lyon, Concini is a true jewel of textile crafts.
Watch the video of Concini weaving process step by step :
You can also read our illustrated and detailed brochure :
Approached by the parisian design company La Chance, La Maison Pierre Frey took part to the creation of a limited serie of six numbered chairs Ronin, designed by Emil Lagoni and Werner Valbak. Using the iconic patterns of the House mixed with precious marbles, this edition plays subtly with the materials and offers refined colors. At the crossroads of know-how between tradition and innovation , La Chance x Pierre Frey is a surprising and successful collaboration.
La Chance is a Paris based design company producing furniture, lighting, accessories, rugs and wallpaper with a strong and distinctive style. La Chance gives a contemporary interpretation of the ornamental and decorative French furniture tradition rooted in the Art Deco period. The creations of La Chance share a sophisticated, rich and singular design based on noble materials. It is a come back to a warm and uninhibited luxury, breaking away from cold and conceptual design.
Frederik Werner and Emil Lagoni Valbak met at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where they graduated in 2013. Frederik and Emil belong to the new generation of Danish design but follow the tradition of a natural and pure Nordic design.
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Inspired by Pierre Frey new collections, l’atelier Coös created several playful animations with the fabrics.
Intriguing, the paper “cocottes” open slowly to make us see a distant landscape…
Thus atelier Coös talk, behind each fabric, about the imaginary it inspires and evokes.
More informations about Atelier Coös on instagram
©Atelier Coös forPierre Frey
Enter into Le Manach factory and watch the making of the wallpapers from new 2018 collection “Heritage” …
Each Le Manach wallpaper is printed by hand with the traditional technique of the flat frame. Used since 1870, this method replaces the wooden block printing. Each color corresponds to a frame. Used like a stencil, the craftsmen position the frame according to reference marks. The paint is drawn accross the screen inside the frame to apply the colour to the paper. The process is repeated for each color on the design, giving an exceptionally crisp and clean aspect. With Héritage, Pierre Frey revives the French wallpaper craft and contribute to preserve this unique and exceptionnal know-how.
And to read more about 2018 “Héritage ” collection from Le Manach, go here.
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!
Pierre Frey presents its new artistic collaboration with Ugo Gattoni.
Ugo Gattoni is a Parisian born and bred artist and art director, whose surreal and exquisitely detailed portraits, depictions of cityscapes, and strange, otherworldly objects and artefacts are renowned worldwide for their unparalleled level of skill. Working predominantly with graphite or ink, Ugo’s work is a whirlwind of minute details, dreamlike characters and typography. He first came to fame in 2011 when he created a 33 ft mural in Paris, and later his book for NoBrow titled Bicycle attracted him the attention of Hermès who he has been working with since.
“Rise”, Fantastic story of World of Titan’s Resurrection buried under their debris of their own city. Lost in the middle of the sky and mountains.
La Maison Pierre Frey, a true ambassador of the French Art de Vivre, has always willingly offered its expertise and passion in the service of culture. When the Louvre announced the renovation of the Eighteenth Century Decorative Arts Galleries, the Maison was naturally an enthusiastic sponsor. Pierre Frey supplied the fabrics*needed for the restoration of this exceptional showcase staged by Jacques Garcia, including the identical reproduction of a painted and embroidered silk original to the Grand Salon of the Château d’Abondant .
La Maison Pierre Frey had the chance to organize a private evening in those rooms !