Suzanne Lovell Inc


Incredible textiles from our week in Paris!

February 12, 2020

We had such an incredible time in Paris for Deco Off. It was a pleasure to visit with these wonderful textile makers and tour their studios. We have welcomed them into our studio many times, but we were immediately reminded of their rich traditions upon seeing the looms. We were graciously hosted and look forward to returning!

Pierre Frey, Bosphore Orient. 100% Jacquard silk made on a living heritage mill. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

Pierre Frey and his team put on a FANTASTIC show! Their archive is being brilliantly harvested and their bravery to share inspiration from all over the world across the times of textiles is stellar!

A view into Pierre Frey’s vault! Pierre Frey has curated its archives and found inspiration to share anew. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

Founded in 1976, family-run Dedar has a strong voice across weaving and Italian elegance. With a very inspiring quality of goods and a strong mind for what designers need, their collection was inspirational.

Dedar, Fandango in bleu indigo and (left) and jaune d’or (right).  Polyester and cotton blend with 120 wefts per centimeter. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

We found Dedar’s contemporary take on this ikat design so interesting. Here, Dedar has created a horizontal wave instead of a traditional vertical wave. This particular ikat pattern uses 120 wefts per centimeter and the fabric’s repeat calls for the use of a special jacquard loom.

A gorgeous selection of Dedar’s heavy silk moire! Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

The House of Le Manach was initially founded as a silk factory in 1829. Georges Le Manach joined in 1906 and played an active role in its expansion and cultivating its trusted reputation. Pierre Frey acquired Le Manach in 2014 after being successfully managed by the same family for five generations.

An impressive array of Le Manach fabrics. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

Le Manach and Pierre Frey both celebrate and preserve their traditions and at the same time embrace modernity and creative skills. Inspiration is found in classical and contemporary art, as well as other cultures across the world. Pierre Frey and Le Manach then re-interpret it in a uniquely French style.

This flame stitch and variation of color by Le Manach is an excellent example of a pocket weave.

The patterns and quality they are able to achieve on older looms are beyond luxurious! We look forward to all the possibilities and are completely energized by these phenomenal presentations.