At Pierre Frey, the inspiration for a collection often originates from an encounter. In 2010, Patrick Frey and his team crossed the path of an individual who had explored South East Asia on foot. All along his travels, this passionate adventurer had collected textiles as an illustration of the ancestral artistry of often overlooked ethnicities. It is through this encounter that the team discovered the MIAO people, living in the Guizhou province of China, shielded by the moon mountains. The MAOMING collection is an invitation to discover the mysterious art of their textiles, characterised by the use of indigo and polychromatic embroideries.
Ikats, batiks, pleats and geometrical embroideries in a vivid range of colors evoke the talent and know-how of the Miao women.
This collection of textiles coordinates with the GUIZHOU wallpapers & wall coverings collection.View the range on the pierre frey website.
In 1980, Patrick Frey formed the concept of NATECRU, a term combining two words: “naturel” and “ecru”.
The idea was – at the time and again today – to create a collection of various textures using natural fibres only and limited to a few neutral colourways. NATECRU is a real exercise in weaving, where natural textures such as hemp, linen, wool, cotton, silk, and cashmere are embellished by the quality of the yarns, the weave and the finish. The result is a contemporary collection, at once minimalist, raw, comfortable and refined.
A large part of the collection is woven in northern France in our workshops bearing the prestigious “EPV” label awarded to companies committed to preserving their living heritage. This label is very selectively awarded by the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment to French firms with traditional know-how and to outstanding manufacturers.View the range on the pierre frey website.