The TRIBU collection is inspired by South Africa. In the bush, the N’debele people developed non-figurative art based on colored geometric motifs.
These motifs are displayed on the outside walls of their houses, thus delivering a strong and powerful message that contrasts strongly with the landscape. This graphic art, the main vector of their identity, is the prerogative of women.
Seduced by this double characteristic, la Maison Pierre Frey wishes to write a pictorial language in adequacy with our lifestyles. With complete freedom of interpretation, this collection plays on different rhythms and associations of contrasting colors. It is composed of jacquards, embroideries and stripes with various material effects.
The TRIBU fabric collection, with its exclusive designs, blends in with the wallpapers of the RITUEL collection.
Together, these collections demonstrate the universality of graphic forms.
The house of the famous galerist Louis Carré has been chosed to set the TRIBU collection on decor.
This house, total work of art between landscape, architecture and design, is the only construction in France from the Finish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. It is in this temple of Modern Art that it seems coherent to us to make cohabitate Extreme North and South and to provoke the meeting between minimalism and colour. Furthermore, at the beginning of the thirties, Louis Carré specialized himself in Primitive Arts. This artistic encounter was thus somehow predestined…
the living room Kilwa Balthazar, Zoulous Balthazar the bedroom… Mombasa Limpopo Tombouctou the library…
Arsène Zimbabwe Malindi
Images by Philippe Garcia, style by Sarah de Beaumont
Pierre Frey 2019