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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! 

Moon Lin F2768002. 100% Linen, color- Argent

Image courtesy of: Piere Frey

Ellipse fabric by Pierre Frey. Made from 40% acrylic, 60% polyester. (F2494005)

Image courtesy of: Pierre Frey

Fabric- F2719001 Mott. Embroidery with metal and silk and slightly raised polka dots.

Image courtesy: Pierre Frey

Fabric Moon Laine, F2767001. A beautiful print with a metal circular effect. Made from 80% wool, 20% polyester, color is bronze.

Image courtesy of: Pierre Frey

Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: Textiles French Pierre Frey

Portrait of Vladimir Kagan in his Manhattan apartment. 
 
Image courtesy of: The Financial Times
Damien Hirst, Untitled, 2001, painting with butterflies and household gloss on canvas, 84.3”H X 84.3”W

Image courtesy of: Damien Hirst
Lucie RieBowl with Pink Stripes, 1980. Private collection, from the estate of the artist.

Image courtesy of: Japan Times, photographed by: Norihiro Ueno.
Cecily Brown, Service de Luxe, 1991, oil on linen. Rubell Family Collection, Miami. 

Joana VasconcelosLilicoptère, 2012, Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial paint, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, woodgrain painting, passementerie; Courtesy Haunch of Venison/Christie's, London.

Image courtesy of: Joana Vasconcelos
Barnaby Barford, Avarice (detail) from The Seven Deadly Sins, 2013, ceramic, mirror, epoxy putty, enameled wire, 86.6"H X 59"W X 7.9"D. David Gill Gallery, London. 

Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: COLOR STORY PINK HEARTS RED

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.

Self-taught, Royere said all he was trying to do was create a “harmonious spectacle to enchant the eye, rejoice the heart and elevate the spirit." Thanks Jean Royere, you accomplished your intention!

Royere's iconic elephant chairs... these recognizable chairs are extremely comfortable!

Image courtesy of: Decor Arts Now

From 1949, this three-seat curved-shaped sofa with a banana-shaped backrest stands elegantly on cylindrical legs. Originally created and called ‘Boule’ ("ball" in French), it is first recorded as being upholstered in off-white wool... you guessed it, resembling a polar bear!

Image courtesy of: Agent of Style

Called "Salon Sculpture", the sofa and two chairs circa 1955 is a set of three. Made from beech wood and fabric. We love!

Image courtesy of: deSpoke

Who doesn't love, and recognize, this egg chair? Is made even more fun in this great yellow color! The OEuf' chair is circa 1950-1959, made from oak and fabric. Dimensions: 25.6 x 25.2 x 28.3 inches.

Image courtesy of: ArtNet

This "Yoyo Lamp" shows Royere's wide range in design. 

Image courtesy of: Design Gallerist, Galerie Patrick Seguin

Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: FURNITURE INTERIOR DESIGNER JEAN ROYERE FRENCH DESIGNER

Edna Andrad, Tribute to King, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 40”X 40”. Locks Gallery   

Image courtesy of: Galerie Magazine

Designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (Dutch, 1888–1964), manufactured by Gerard van de Groenekan (Dutch, 1904–1994), Red-Blue Chair, designed 1917–18, produced ca. 1950, Painted beech and plywood, 34 15/16” × 23 5/8” × 25 7/8”, Layton Art Collection, Inc.

Image courtesy of: The Milwaukee Art Museum, photographed by: John Nienhuis

Hermes, Black and Grey ‘Perspective’ Silk Scarf', designed by A.M. Cassandre and first issued in 1951, Circa Vintage London 

Image courtesy of: 1st Dibs
 
Solange, Square Green & Yellow Hypnotic Rugs, 100% wool, made-to-order. 
 
Image courtesy of: Solange
"Wedding Rug", designed by Suzanne Lovell, Inc. Silk sewing thread handwoven rug by Sam Kasten. 

Image courtesy of: Suzanne Lovell, Inc.
Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: GEOMETRIC COLOR STORY

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