Founded in 1935, the Maison Pierre Frey is an institution in the field of upholstery fabrics. Contemporary materials, home furnishing fabrics with stylized patterns, a Maison drawn by inspiration, a legacy of passion, extreme refinement, audacity and elegance, inventive intelligence, profoundly eclectic and Parisian chic.
“There is not a loom that weaves by itself. With us, there are always men and women behind it. This is what luxury is. Is the outcome of a job well done… all the way”
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Named after the founder of the company in 1935, Maison Pierre Frey holds an heritage which combines the legacy of four historical brands specialised in sophisticated fabric manufacture: Pierre Frey, the French bold entrepreneur with a passion for fabrics and antiques; Braquenié the 1824 “haute-couture” house of interior design upholstering Emperor Napoleon III chariot and Victor Hugo residence; Fadini Borghi the Italian fabric house renewed for its stunning interpretations of great Italian classics from the past; And Boussac the French fabric revolutionary, who foreseen the changing market of the 1960’s introducing new patterns for a younger clientele.
The 7000 pieces of House of Pierre Frey collections are a mix of materials, motifs, and harmonious colours reunited under the common passion for carefully crafted fabrics. Member of the Comité Colbert, which gathers French luxury houses and several cultural institutions since its foundation in 1954, Pierre Frey takes part in promoting French art de vivre at international level.
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Fabrics, wallpapers, custom-made rugs, curtains, furniture. La Maison Pierre Frey signature craft is a subtle alchemy between various elements, including design, material or materials, colours and the selected weaving technique. The brand’s stylists are intimately familiar with the attributes of each material and expertly balance them to create the desired effect. La Maison extensive repertoire of lux draws inspiration from the art of far-away ethnic groups, the French eighteenth-century and contemporary Art. Each collection is a story, a trip that is made possible by the combined efforts of Patrick Frey – the and his studio as well as the designers, the master weavers, printers and embroiderers that all put their know-how at the service of a common passion.
“It is a wonderful craft as it embraces all civilisations, all culture and all subjects. In this trade, the texture is key, every fabric tells a story and should, if possible be a universal comprehensive story” explains Patrick Frey, President & Creative Director.
Drawing from the exceptional heritage of its four brands, the Maison Pierre Frey creative criteria are rich and well rooted. Every brand treasures exquisite archives of drawings, and materials to be inspired from. This inheritance combined with the Maison Pierre Frey’s undeniable anchoring in the modern era and its sophisticated network of experts, support each project and provide it with a unique source of inspiration. Even as a combination of legacies, The Maison Pierre Frey creations are unequivocally French.
“To me, Pierre Frey is an excessively Parisian brand. French, eclectic, as this is what amuses me, which can be everything from contemporary to classic, but exhales the air of Paris that is to say that when looking at our colours and our designs they are typically French”
In an endeavour to cater to the most specific requests, La Maison expertise supports and advises customers from a concept through to its production in a spirit of close collaboration. Although this activity requires the work of specialists, it is an incredible way of expressing original inspiration. The craftsmanship behind La Maison masterpieces is able to create new designs based on architectural elements, works of art, a time period or a landscape, working to push the boundaries of desires and imagination.
“There is not a loom that weaves by itself [..] With us, there are always men and women behind it. This is what luxury is. Is the outcome of a job well done.. all the way” proudly claims Patrick Frey.
Men and women, artists and weavers, working at the Maison Pierre Frey and sharing a common value for artisanal creations and heritage are the core contributors to the very uniqueness of this company. Appreciate for its boldness and high standards, Maison Pierre Frey stands for its signature touch which is inventive and deeply eclectic.