COMPAGNIE DES INDES is an ode to exoticism, a major theme in 18th century decorative arts. Exotic flowers, pineapples and chinoiseries embody this attraction for the rest of the world, which began in the 16th century with imports from the Ottoman Empire, India, Persia and China. These distant lands fascinate Europeans who are seduced by this dreamy exoticism.
The bold combination of printing techniques and textured substrates in powdery but also powerful colors contrast with the traditional 18th century pastel tones we have been accustomed to.
A large selection of archives held by Maison Pierre Frey are here reinterpreted, embellished and adapted to wall decoration.
This collection, with its exclusive designs and coordinated wall silk range, is in harmony with the fabrics of the COMPTOIR D’ORIENT collection. By playing with scale, color and pattern, Braquenié exposes the timelessness of its heritage while giving it a new impetus.
This redefining of the Age of Enlightenment will equally reassure purists and undoubtedly seduce younger generations, who are in love with colors and spectacular designs.
La Comédie La Comédie is inspired from an original archive of a block-printed stage costum in paper, France, XVIIIth century La Vallière up, La Comédie down
Chandernagor La Pannonie Toile des Indes Shaolin up, Fleurs Anciennes down Le Paravent Chinois Les Rizières de Shangbao up, Odissi down Odissi wallpaper is designed from the Archive of a French silk with a printed warp from the XIXth century L’Odissi Les Ombrelles up, La Pannonie down Les Ombrelles is designed from the archive of a printed cotton canvas from the XIXth century, inspiration XVIIIth century A la Table du Roi A la Table du Roi is adapted from the archive of a wooden block-printed cotton canvas from the XVIIIth century, France
Les Médaillons Chinois up, Le Paravent Chinois down Shiva, silk wallcovering Fleurs Anciennes Panoramic wallpaper Le Paradis aux Milles Fleurs
Style by Anne Pericchi-Draeger, image by Yves Duronsoy