Quick five questions with Pierre Frey – Communications Director of La Maison Pierre Frey.17th April 2023
Pierre Frey craftsmanship is exquisite, do you have a workshop or do you use local artisans?
We are very lucky to have three workshops, we believe it is the best way to protect quality and efficiency of our collections. The first one is a weaving atelier in the North of France that we have acquired mid 1980’s and weaves a large part of our jacquards. The second one joined the Maison 6 years ago and is a furniture manufacture near Paris and make all our furniture and the last one was acquired last year in the North of London and is specialised in hand screen prints and wallpapers.
Do you have any special pieces in your home that you can share with us?
Yes I have quite a lot and I have changed it all recently with a Virgule modular sofa dressed in our chenille Igor in a fabulous olive colour.
I have two Kiss armchairs:
Walls upholstered in Le Bosquet:
A fabulous Agathe headboard:
And much more all made in our ateliers.
Tell us about the Pierre Frey archive? Your work is so often inspired by archival pieces. Is it enormous?
We have more than 35.000 documents that we use to get our studio inspired but also our clients. It is a living heritage than we constantly develop by acquiring new archives to complete the collection, feel free to come and discover them in Paris.
Does being part of the family dynasty make board room discussions easier or more complicated?
Much easier but every family dinner becomes a board meeting and every board room can become a family dinner. We are very lucky, we do not always agree but always find agreement at the end.
Which is the most historic building Pierre Frey has worked in?
We are participating in the restoration this Spring of the bedroom of Marie Antoinette at the Château de Versailles that chose the pattern below from our archives to decorate the walls of the rooms “à la reine” of her small apartments.