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Pierre Frey


Pierre Frey's "Pin Up" cotton toile, with its jubilant beachgoers in iconic vintage swim fashion, offers a nostalgic vibe.


Toiles Go Contemporary

Historic fabrics known for their scenic depictions now tell more modern tales.

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  1. Pin Up

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    Pierre Frey's "Pin Up" cotton toile, with its jubilant beachgoers in iconic vintage swim fashion, offers a nostalgic vibe.

    Pierre Frey

  2. Chinatown Toile

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    Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer Dan Funderburgh has a regular soccer game with other local artists on the Lower East Side. When he was invited to create a clubhouse at the 2008 EuroCup in Vienna, he made a wallpaper that reflected the environment where he plays, but also referenced Europe's history of wallpaper.  The Chinatown Toile is produced by Flavor Paper.

    Flavor Paper

  3. Trash Day

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    Artist Jessica Smith treats "Trash Day" with the same lighthearted line-work that a more romantic and less mundane subject might warrant.  Hand-printed by Studio Printworks.

    Studio Printworks

  4. London Toile

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    Art has always been a platform for social and political expression, wallpaper not withstanding. Timorous Beasties London Toile pushes the envelope a tad and presents some urban ills under the guise of a rosy color scheme.

    Timothy Beasties

  5. Toile Derby

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    Toile de Deby was Flat Vernacular's first wallpaper. Designed by Payton Turner and Brian Kasper, a quirky demolition derby driver himself, the pattern is available in three colorways: "Driver's Door (navy black), "Sandbagging" (black), and "Modified Feature" (red).  The three names of the color reference 3 commonly used terms in the demolition derby world.

    Flat Vernacular

  6. Sassy Toile

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    DFC's "Sassy Toile" is inspired by dramatic comic illustrations from Mexican vaqueros.  In this story, the heroine, a young mother, ends up with the good guy and rides off into the sunset. Designed/produced by DFC's Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua with Flavor Paper.

    Flavor Paper

  7. Les Travaux De La Manufacture Toile

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    "Les Travaux de la Manufacture," designed in 1783 by Jean-Baptiste Marie, depicts the intricate workings of the Oberkampf factory in Jouy-en-Josas.  Available today through Pierre Frey.

    Pierre Frey

  8. NOLITA

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    Evoking charcoal sketches from an artist's notebook, Pierre Frey's NOLITA toile cotton/linen fabric documents some water towers of the lower Manhattan landscape.

    Pierre Frey


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