PARADE Archives

The archives of the House of Pierre Frey inspire the PARADE fabric and wallpaper collections.

Composed by more than 25,000 archive documents, Pierre Frey's heritage is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of new collections.

For the Parade collection, a manifesto of the creative emulation of Paris between the wars, seven documents from the archives reflecting the opulence, gaiety and creative madness of the period were chosen by the design studio.

Gouache or jacquard from the 1920s, beaded and woollen embroidery from the mid-17th century, Afghan chapan from the 20th century, are reinterpreted by Pierre Frey's design studio and transformed into fabrics and wallpapers.

 

ANASTASIA

Roses, peonies, and buttercups adorn this medallion composition with modernity. The wide digital print on non-woven and glossy paper faithfully reproduces a gouache from the 1920s.

 

EKATERINA

Glazed percale or print on laminated raffia thread evoke with modernity and sophistication the artisanal technique of dyeing an ikat motif from a 20th century Afghan coat.

 

PAVLOVA

The Pavlova wallpaper, printed on a pearlescent background, is a detailed translation of a decorative altar piece from the last quarter of the 17th century, embroidered with a flower motif in woollen threads on a background entirely covered with white and shiny glass beads.

 

BABOCHKA

Printed on flamed velvet with shiny reflections, this hypnotic kaleidoscope-like design comes from a collection of prints dating from the first third of the 20th century, from the archives of Pierre Frey. These prints on paper were used to check the correct positioning of the wooden boards before printing on fabric.

 

ROSELIA

The woollen embroidery with a floral motif, handmade at the beginning of the 18th century by a French workshop, is reinterpreted in fresh and luminous colours in a delicate trompe l'oeil 3D printed wallpaper and declined in a hand-embroidered fabric of wool on linen with a lot of volume.

 

LE BALLET 

A field of precious palms evoking carnations or acanthus. The support, printed in the traditional way, pearly or golden, brings warmth and softness to the design from the archives of the Pierre Frey House.

 

VITALI

With its design evoking constructivist architecture, this acetate weave lamp presents rich shades of a diversity of woven patterns. Vitali finely reproduces a jacquard from a collection of textile samples woven in France in the 1920s.

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