Design Centre Stories

Strokes of Genius

Pierre Frey maintains its daring approach to design with an exciting collaboration with French artist Christian Astuguevieille. Known for his furniture and sculptures wrapped in rope and cord, he has brought his dynamic energy to the Coquecigrues collection of bold fabrics and wallpapers.

Many designs feature Astuguevieille’s free-flowing ink brushstrokes – his “imaginary writing” – augmenting archive designs. ‘Fontaine at Animaux Barbuoillage’ (pictured above, on screen), for example, is based on a toile dating from 1803: the scale was enlarged and the trellis background removed, before being enhanced by the artist’s work.

Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East

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