The Dessins 5 wallpaper collection brings together the favorites of the Pierre Frey design studio. Eclecticism is the common thread, without prejudice to style or period.
Within the collection, six designs have been chosen from the 25,000 documents in the Pierre Frey archives, precious witnesses to a long and rich past and a never-ending source of inspiration.
Dating from the end of the 19th century, 1920, 1940, or 1950, the six documents reinterpreted by the design studio, cohabit perfectly with the contemporary creations of the collection. The materials and techniques are carefully chosen to sublimate the original work and thus enhance the House's heritage.
With Fontainebleau, Pierre Frey presents a new interpretation of the unmissable greens made into tapestries in the 17th century, whose success continued until the end of the 19th century. Printed on matte paper, the four colors evoke the four seasons.
Poetic and rural, the original gouache and watercolor drawing dated 1951 is available in three romantic spring colors.
The gouache of 1920 gives here a wallpaper presenting a colorful party, a real fireworks of palm trees in bloom.
This bucolic composition certainly announces spring: flowers, butterflies, birds... and Mary's hearts! The wallpaper is a traditional cylinder print that reveals a "hand-painted" effect, faithful to its original archive, dated from the 1940s.
This stylized and graphic drawing evokes the olive trees of Provence and the South of France. The design, dated 1936, is by Jean Chatanay, Pierre Frey's early designer and associate. To preserve the original hand-painted effect, the design studio chose to print it on a cylinder in the traditional way.
The original drawing is signed Jean-Denis Malclès. One can recognize the nameplates of famous Parisian streets such as the famous Rue de La Paix. Pierre Frey's design studio considerably enlarged the size of the drawing and added the rue des Petits Champs, a nod to Mr. Pierre Frey who founded the company in 1935 and bought this gouache around 1940.