Pierre Frey: Textiles, Wallpapers, Carpets, and Furniture
Author Patrick Frey and Alain Stella, Photographs by Mattia Aquila
Pierre Frey, the leading French producer of furniture, textiles and wallcoverings, seamlessly combines artisanal craftsmanship with modernity.
Enchanting brocades and damasks, luminous hand-woven silken velvets, traditional woodblock printed fabrics, striking contemporary patterns made into works of art: Pierre Frey, a family business founded in 1935, is famous for the variety and boldness of its inspired designs, and has asserted itself in the luxury market as the uncontested global leader in soft furnishing textiles and wallpapers. Having acquired the venerable houses Braquenié and Le Manach, Pierre Frey possesses one of the most important private textile heritages in the world. Pierre Frey has worked with the Louvre and the château de Versailles, decorated castle interiors, and provides the fabrics and wallpapers of elegant private homes around the world—from Paris to Hong Kong to New York. Drawing from their archives of more than 25,000 documents, which date from the sixteenth century to the present, this indispensable volume will serve as a reference and a basis for contemporary inspiration to professional and amateur designers.
About The Author
Patrick Frey, artistic director at Pierre Frey, joined the family business in 1970. Here he shares the legacy he is passing on to his three sons, the beauty and variety of his current and past collections, and the secrets of the firm’s extraordinary success. Alain Stella has written many books, including Jacques Garcia: A Sicilian Dream-Villa Elena, Jacques Garcia: Twenty Years of Passion–Château du Champ de Bataille; and Historic Houses of Paris. Mattia Aquila is a photographer specialized in interior design and architecture. His work appears regularly in magazines including AD Italia and Archiplan, and his photographs were featured in Venice: A Private Invitation (Flammarion, 2022).