A view into our world at Suzanne Lovell, Inc. and the ideas that inspire us daily.
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!
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
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!
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."