Created in 1829, Le Manach has always cultivated an unconditional love for traditional refinement and French craftsmanship. This house has a unique heritage, reproducing textile archives, the oldest of which date back to the Renaissance. Le Manach was acquired by Pierre Frey in 2014 with the aim of preserving its historical wealth, to develop French fabrics and as of recent, wallpapers. The rich heritage of Le Manach textiles is a treasure that some will recognize with deep emotion. Others will be charmed by the fine and delicate reinterpretations of Le Manach fabric designs, great examples from the golden age of the house.
This first collection of Le Manach wallpapers thus lays the foundation for future collections, which will always remain true to tradition, history, excellence, know-how and unites all the aesthetes. 14 patterns rendered in 54 refined and subtle color tones. For these noble designs, it is imperative that the choice of technique be on a par with the aesthetic quality of the 18th century French patterns. Hand screen printing was the obvious choice.
Used since 1970 for exclusive wallpapers, this artisanal process replaces the traditional wooden block printing. Each design is broken down into a number of colors, each corresponding to a screen that is used like a stencil. The craftsmen position the frame according to reference marks. The paint is drawn across the screen inside the frame to apply the colour to the paper. Printing is executed “wet on dry” involving a long drying time between each color. The craftsmen skip a space to allow for drying. The process is repeated for each color on the design.