Pierre Frey was born on 29 December 1903, to a northern French family. After a first job as a furniture polisher for an antique dealer, he worked with a milliner, then with a fabrics house by the name of Burger. In 1930, he quit his position to manage the Lauer house, another major fabric creator of the time. He then convinced its designer, Jean Chatanay, to follow him on a second move. On 27 December 1934, a house carrying both names—Chataney and Frey—opened its doors.
Today, Pierre Frey SA owns the brand Pierre Frey but also the brands Braquenié, Boussac, Fadini Borghi and Le Manach. The company’s collection consists of about 7,000 items with various themes according to the decades, from classic to contemporary. This collection includes the Pierre Frey designs and the collections from the company’s other brands. Today, the company is still a family-owned design house, run by Pierre Frey’s son, Patrick, and his sons, Pierre, Vincent and Matthieu Frey.
Pierre Frey is member of the Comité Colbert.