On the occasion of its 200th anniversary, Braquenié is launching the 1823-2023 ANNIVERSAIRE collection, which bears witness to the timelessness of its heritage and celebrates the quintessence of French style.
Conceived as a manifesto of the French art of living, this collection explores the notions of savoir-faire, quality and taste. Stunning trees of life, sublime Indians, glorious cashmeres, flowers andeternal rivers, tapestries and embroideries that are more than contemporary, timeless weavings and velvets are inspired by more than 40 archival documents from Pierre Frey’s heritage collection. Removed from their protective cover, some designs are used for the first time, while others, emblematic, are freed from their original coloring or technique and reinvented in a new way while respecting the historical codes of the house Braquenié.
Through this abundance of fabrics, wallpapers, wall coverings, rugs and carpets, the 1823-2023 ANNIVERSAIRE collection offers a rich dialogue between tradition and unalterable elegance and anassumed rereading of the past.
The classics are reinvented ad infinitum and pay a vibrant tribute to the bicentennial Manufacture.
Refined without being pretentious, audacious without being declamatory, silks, lampas, damasks, printed percales and cretonnes, chain prints or sophisticated embroideries shimmer with fine shiny touches. All these fabrics are available in classic or more original, soft or sunny colors.
24 wallpapers and 12 panoramics
From the panoramic to the small width roll, the walls are adorned with panels inspired by the most beautiful sails of Genoa or Indian palempores, printed, woven or embroidered.
10 rugs and 4 carpets
The refinement of Braquenié’s designs can be seen in the finesse of the traditional Nepalese knots, while the textures and material effects of the hand-tufted pieces bring the touch of fantasy and audacity that the House’s precious archives deserve.
More than 40 documents from the Pierre Frey heritage collection have been chosen to create the1823-2023 Anniversaire collection. By publishing velvets, silks and prints in the purest tradition ofthe 19th century, the design studio has restored the full dimension of the Braquenié House. Four major themes are evoked: the Oberkampf factory, the pleasures of the countryside, fashion and finally exoticism and its famous Indians. Certain documents from the archives of the Musée de Jouy, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Musée du Louvre are also included in the collection.