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Pierre Frey was founded in 1935 by it's namesake. The company has designed beautifully luxurious textiles for over 80 years. With 7,000 items under its large umbrella, the company has an amazing collection of fabric, wallpaper, furniture and decorative objects. With three other prominent brands under Pierre Frey: Braquenié, Fadini Borghi and Boussac, it's no surprise that the scope is so wide-reaching.
Now run by Frey's son, Patrick, and grandsons, Vincent, Pierre and Matthieu, this design company has stayed close to its roots by continuing to make the majority of their products in a Northern France factory... thus ensuring the high standards they demand... remain.
We love the innovative vintage designs that have been renewed for the 21st century. We love the colors and prints that were recently featured. And, we love the authenticity and loyalty to French design that Pierre Frey maintains!
At the young age of 29, Jean Royere resigned from a posh position in the import-export trade industry and decided to become an interior designer. This Frenchman had a sense of humor about his designs. He followed closely after the works of Jean Pouve and Charlotte Perriand. In 1934, Royere opened a design studio in Paris and was soon designing for King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, and the Shah of Iran to name just a few.
Today, Jean Royere is on the minds of many Hollywood collectors. Royere's whimsical simplicity is refreshing after the era of Bauhaus' straight lines. We invite you to take a look at his designs and recognize the humor in his furniture; for example, the choices of fur coverings along with his open, light and bright lighting designs.