Design Centre Stories

Exotic and Exuberant

Exuberant archival patterns are omnipresent this season. Take Braquenié’s Comptoir d’Orient, which is described as “an ode to exoticism,” the 18th century mania tor design from the Ottoman Empire, India, Persia and China. The fabrics feature a riot of flowers across silks and embroideries, with the patterns replicated across wallcoverings as well: by mixing them up, playing with scale and introducing joyful colourways – perfect for the traditionally minded aesthete and the daring alike – an important heritage has been given new impetus. Pierre Frey, whose grandfather founded the business, says of the collection: “We wanted to show that Braquenié can be used in a modern or contemporary environment. Classic is back – but it’s classic with a twist.”

Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East


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