Textile Tuesday: Pierre Frey

I am always on the hunt for new patterns in fabric and wallpaper for my design clients.  

One of my favorite sources is always Pierre Frey.

 These are extraordinarily colorful and unusual.  I love that they do not follow trends but follow their unabashed creativity.


Pierre Frey takes us elsewhere, to the discovery of a New World, with the enthusiasm and freshness of a tireless curiosity seeker. Popularized by explorers’ notebooks and Westerns, the first nations of America magnetize with an irresistible attraction. The GRAND CANYON collection evokes this culture, where Native Americans live in harmony with their environment and carry on a never-ending dialog with the spirit world. It offers a perception of the territory from the Rockies to the Great Plains with a perfect balance between respect and freedom. Imagination and reinterpretation have taken the lead in the combination of designs and the very modern chromatic range. Colors echo each other, sometimes in traditional ochers and blues, sometimes in bold and contemporary shades, with mixtures of water lily purple, mimosa and emerald green.
This tribute is meant to be eclectic, weaving together fantasy and reality. The designs in this collection were created using a variety of techniques such as weaving, embroidery, hand-drawing with pencil, ink or pastel illustrations and screen printing. This range is brought to life using materials and printing techniques such as matte paint and lacquer, end-on-end laminated linen, non-woven paper in an extra-wide format or traditional printing.

The shaman is an important figure in the Native American community. He communicates with the spirit world through the interpretation of telluric phenomena. This large width print displays shamanic visions and portraits of Native Americans, reduced to their distinctive elements: war paint and headdresses. This spectacular design is the work of two students at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, which collaborates with the House of Pierre Frey. 

Pierre Frey continues a delightful exploration of the world of contemporary art with this linen print reproducing an abstract painting by the artist Heather Chontos. These colored shapes are abstract interpretations of everyday life and landscapes under a changing light or expressions of emotion felt in their presence. The skilled brush strokes on the painting are expressed in a large format and also are featured on fabric

A Hindu daydream that narrates the Mahabharata, one of the major epics of ancient India. A procession of various characters and animals decorated with jewelry and colored patterns; among them is Harishchandra, legendary Indian king, and Ganesha, the god of good fortune. Printed in an extra wide format, this work of art was drawn entirely by hand with a feather and Indian ink.

Takutsinakawé is the spirit, or achak, depicted in this drawing. Illustrated in a graphic and stylized way, it shows the sacred elements of flowering, such as sun and rain, as well as the symbols of rebirth and abundance. This design is the result of a collaboration of La Maison Pierre Frey with students from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. 

Hand-drawn silhouettes of women sway across geometric paper cut-outs. An ode to the dance of the sun during the summer solstice. This design is the result of a collaboration of La Maison Pierre Frey with students from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. 

Journey to the heart of Tanzania, designed by Safia Ouares. The jungle and wild animals cast their colored shadows on the banks of the Tarangire River. The print with a hand-painted look is rendered in vivid, intense colors.

 This hand-painted design is a veritable tribute to the opulent and majestic headdresses of Native American tribal chiefs. Each feather or jewelry ornament has a special significance: creative force, courage, honor or pride. With this design, Pierre Frey expresses its enthusiasm for the artisanal know-how of these tribes.

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