The term “carpet” originates from Old Italian carpita, or carpire meaning to pluck. It is often used with the term “rug” though many define a carpet as stretching from wall to wall. While rugs are considered as lower quality or small in size, carpets have finished ends and quality of luxury. Historically, carpets were not commonly used on the floor in European interiors until the 18th century, with the beginning of trade routes between Persia and Western Europe.
Founded in 1935 in Paris, France; the brand designs, creates, and manufactures fabrics in the purest French tradition. The brand’s rick collection is no less than 7,000 items and not only includes the Pierre Frey designs but a collection from the company’s other three prestigious brands: Braquenie, Fadini Borghi and Boussac.