Nicknamed the King of Fruits, the pineapple has been the object of fantasies since their discovery in 1493.
Originally tasted only in candied form due to the length of transport, Europeans first discovered its true flavour at the end of the 17th century when gardeners finally managed to acclimatize it in the West.
From then on, its oval shape and crown of leaves have never ceased to seduce artists and draftsmen and constitute timeless decorative elements.
Once again, from the latest collections of the maison Braquenié, the pineapple is used in several printed fabrics, épinglés, linen damask, velvet and wallpaper.
The strength of the colours and materials brought up-to-date in Comptoir d’Orient and Compagnies des Indes, give an undeniable contemporary twist to pineapple motifs from 18th century documents kept in the house’s archives.
Four centuries after its arrival in Europe, it seems that the enthusiasm for the King of Fruits is not about to wane.”
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Coquecigrues, a collection Christian Astuguevielle x Pierre Frey
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