Manufacture Prelle – Elegance & Fabrics of the Gatsby Era

December 12th, 2013

Manufacture Prelle, which has created and produced fabric for walls and furniture since 1752 (that’s right, 1752) has a fascinating exhibit in their Paris showroom of art deco designed fabric.  It’s a wonderful tie-in to the exhibit ‘1925 When Art Deco Seduced the World’ now on at the Cité d’Architecture.  That exhibit focused primarily on architecture, posters and objects so the Prelle exhibit is a nice extension.  In addition to fabric it includes several period dresses, hats and fans borrowed from private collections along with some drawings, lamps and ceramics.  And while you’re there, if your budget and tastes align with their offerings, you could shop for fabric to recover your favorite couch or armchair!  In addition to working with individuals they’re often commissioned for restorations (you can find a list on their site), curtains in the James J Hill house in St. Paul, MN among them (I had to include this for fellow Minnesotans!).

To March 29, 2014, Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

Manufacture Prelle, 5 place Vendome, Paris, 1st arrondissement.

Click here for their site.  And they have a showroom in New York as well but visiting them in Paris has lots more atmosphere, no?







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