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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

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

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

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

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Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: Textiles French Pierre Frey

We just had a marvelous visit from the folks at Dedar Textiles!!! My all-time favorite in the industry, Crans Baldwin, brought the lovely Caterina Fabrizio to share her families' magnificent textiles with us, and what an incredible legacy indeed!!

The velvets and silks are spectacular and the patterns they share are like no other in the world.  The Italian heritage is continued with great skill, and the elegance of all endeavors into textiles are truly wonderful.

Thank You to Crans!!!….. And Thank You to Caterina Fabrizio

 

Luxurious!

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Striking!

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Seriously we could get used to our conference room looking like this!

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What a gorgeous palette...

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Grey and yellow are so stunning together... especially when they're Dedar textiles!

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Ahh... what fun we had. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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Posted in: Interior Design
Tagged: Textiles DEDAR HOLLY HUNT TEXTILES

The Melville Island Collection of textiles is as much a thing of beauty as it is an attempt to preserve the work of local artists and to the benefit a community!

With immense attention to detail to the indigenous artists who are the true inspiration produced designs that are 100% hand-screen printed. The art of Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, the oldest living artist on the Tiwi Islands (which include Melville Island, Bathurst Island, and 9 smaller uninhabited island in Australia's Northern Territory), is one which is featured. Within the collection, there are two distinct pattern styles: the Jilamara and Rokini. Both "styles" employ variations of "mulypinyini pwanga" (known as lines and dots). All of the printing has been done on 100% Eco Linen to ensure they're producing a top-quality product.

We love the element of history and culture that's literally weaved into these beautiful designs!

The swatch book presents the colorful collection.

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The hand-screen printed textiles have an earthy and organic look to them.

Image courtesy of: North Home

The local artists say that the "Territory" is their inspiration... vast and unknown, creativity seems high among all the artists.

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Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born in Pirlangimpi, Melville Island around 1930. She has been an influential figure in the Tiwi community  throughout the years, passing on skills and knowledge to generations who have followed. In 2012 Cornelia was named a finalist in the 29th Telstra Art Award. In addition, Cornelai is the grandmother of North Home's creative director.

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Tagged: Textiles ABORIGINAL TEXTILES MELVILLE ISLAND COLLECTION

In 1985 Laura Foster Nicholson won a Stone Lion Award at the Third Venice Biennale of Architecture for a suite of weavings of the Villa Farsetti. This is the most iconic work of the series. 

Image courtesy of Brosterman.

Laura Foster Nicholson is a textile artist that has been featured in many museum across the United States including The Art Institute of Chicago and The Cooper Hewitt. She was recently commissioned by Mayo Clinic to create a series of tapestries as well. We absolutely love her attention to detail and also all of her ribbons! 

Laura Foster Nicholson says about her work, "The great joy in my life has been to try to bring art, craft, and design together in my work, not as separate entities in my creative output, but as different facets of the same person and if possible, the same object."

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An example of Laura Foster Nicholson's ribbon. 

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Posted in: Culture
Tagged: Artisans Textiles

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