Soho Home x Pierre Frey

To celebrate its long-standing creative partnership with French fabric house Pierre Frey, Soho Home has created an exclusive new collection

By Phoebe Frangoul   Tuesday 24 March, 2020   Short read

A white footstool in sunlight.
A woman weaving at a large wooden machine.

Soho Home x Pierre Frey Zanzibar footstool and the workshop (courtesy of Pierre Frey)

This spring, Soho Home has collaborated with iconic French fabric house Pierre Frey on a capsule collection of furniture and textiles. Founded in 1935, the brand is known for drawing on an eclectic range of sources from 18th-century French designs to African art to create its fabrics.

The collection is a ‘natural outcome’ of a shared design philosophy and a longstanding creative partnership that spans 25 years and has seen the family-run maison supply fabrics to Soho House for many years, with the Houses in Barcelona, Amsterdam and Hong Kong all featuring the distinctive woven designs.. ‘There is a synergy between us and Soho House,’ says Pierre Frey, communications director and grandson of the founder. ‘The quality and eclecticism you feel when you enter a Soho House is very Pierre Frey.'
A detail of a weaving machine.
A man in a broad hat and green jacket leaning against a cabinet containing swatches.

Weaving at Pierre Frey (courtesy of Pierre Frey) and the communications director and grandson of the founder, Pierre Frey

When designing the collection, the Soho Home team delved into the archives in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, choosing jacquards woven in a mill in northern France from the Le Manach Toiles de Tours 1928 collection. Playing with the scale and colour of the original pattern, they have been reimagined within some of Soho Home’s signature pieces, including the Bamako cocktail chair, Les Perles bed, Zanzibar footstool and Boma, Benin and Congo cushions. ‘This collaboration is a meeting of minds,’ says Soho Home design director Siobahn Farley. ‘We’ve enjoyed taking a daring approach, while creating a collection that’s accessible.’ 
Two fabric swatches.
A lounge interior with two armchairs and a bedroom in the background.

Pierre Frey fabric swatches and Soho Home x Pierre Frey Bamako Chair

According to Frey, this is the perfect way to try out maximalist interiors in your home. ‘Start with cushions or a bed. And if you enjoy it, bring in more,’ he says. ‘These pieces would work really well in contemporary or classic homes – they’re eclectic and timeless, and bring something very special to a room.’

The collection is now available to buy online at sohohome.com