The collections of textiles, wallpapers and rugs " Merveilles d'Egypte " resonate with the sacred art, materialized by the pyramids and their decorations with a form of celebration of life on the Nile. They pay tribute to an Egyptomania born at the end of the 18th century with the Egyptian campaign, whose civilization, power, mystery and refinement have never ceased to fascinate scientists, historians and artists.
Working in partnership with the Louvre to celebrate, in particular, the bicentenary of the discovery of hieroglyphs by Champollion in 1822, the Maison Pierre Frey new collection displays a wide range of motifs and drawings, between faithful reproductions and free inspirations, with a respectful view of the preserved works but also a contemporary and graphic reading.
It was during visits to the Egyptian Antiquities Department at the Louvre Museum and related research into the crafts of the period that the contours of the collections were drawn, outside the walls of the museum, within the Pierre Frey studio...
The fabric collection revisits the world of the senses through the evocation of a luxuriant fauna and flora embroidered on linen. The jacquards and prints are reminiscent of hieroglyphics and frescoes in ancient buildings. Wallpapers oscillate between matte and shiny. Matte 3D prints reveal the volume of temple bas-reliefs. The pearlescent, gold and metallic reliefs pay tribute to the jewels, ornaments and ornaments of the pharaohs. A double approach, between tradition and modernity, to savor the splendor of this civilization.
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