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Made in France

One of my highlights of London Design Week was the ‘Made in France’ presentation by Patrick Frey, the Art Director and head of the ‘Pierre Frey’ family dynasty. ‘Pierre Frey’ is one of the most hospitable showrooms and I always enjoy visiting with or without my clients. Heritage is key for ‘Pierre Frey’ and with 70% of their products produced in France, quality is ensured.

Patrick unveiled four collections, my favourite being the Aloha; it consists of multi-coloured embroidered fabrics with geometric or nautical patterns and plains, in a broad range of colours. Here are a few of my favourite items:

One of the most versatile fabric’s in the collection is the ‘Antigua’ pattern. It is highly durable and made of viscose and linen. The texture of the fabric appears like tweed cross with straw and linen, it comes in twelve colour ways.

One of the most versatile fabric’s in the collection is the ‘Antigua’ pattern. It is highly durable and made of viscose and linen. The texture of the fabric appears like tweed cross with straw and linen, it comes in twelve colour ways.

I am itching to use the Marabout fabric in a children’s playroom, the tribal mask pattern is directly influenced by the finest examples of African art.

I am itching to use the Marabout fabric in a children’s playroom, the tribal mask pattern is directly influenced by the finest examples of African art.

Patrick Frey was so impressed with the work of artist Marie-Cécile Aptel, that they decided to reproduce one of her creations on linen. I absolutely love this fabric and look forward to seeing what other collaborations are formed in the future.

Patrick Frey was so impressed with the work of artist Marie-Cécile Aptel, that they decided to reproduce one of her creations on linen. I absolutely love this fabric and look forward to seeing what other collaborations are formed in the future.

Shortly after the presentation, one of my client’s and I visited the London showroom and were mesmerised by a Carriacou covered chair, it was so fun and fresh – this fabric cleverly pulls together a myriad of colours, like a kaleidoscope.

Shortly after the presentation, one of my client’s and I visited the London showroom and were mesmerised by a Carriacou covered chair, it was so fun and fresh – this fabric cleverly pulls together a myriad of colours, like a kaleidoscope.

Next year is the 80th anniversary for 'Pierre Frey'; do keep your eyes peeled!

Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East

T: 020 7376 5599

W: www.pierrefrey.com

Marie-Cecile Aptel

W: www.pascalinemulliez.com/artiste-galerie.php?artiste=1

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