Apparatus and Maison Le Manach
Designer of lighting fixtures, furniture and objects, the New York studio Apparatus chose Le Manach to develop its fabric, "Isfahan".
Strengthened by its historical archives, Le Manach, taken over by Pierre Frey in 2013, has been supplying fabrics since 1829 for exceptional projects such as the Châteaux of Versailles and Fontainebleau, the National Assembly and the Palais de l'Elysées.
For the Apparatus studio, Le Manach will create a textile and modernist interpretation of the famous fine and ancestral Iranian marquetries, the Khatam. The textile pattern is inspired by the star shape, inlaid with thousands of pieces of wood, metal and camel bone, of marquetry.
This collaboration is the combination of East and West, French weaving know-how and Persian culture, history and modernity.