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A ‘Renaissance man’ loosely applies to anyone whose work or areas of expertise come in many different forms, and Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (1889-1963), who was a poet, playwright, artist, and filmmaker, was the perfect example of this. His vast collection of work highlights...

Italy, where the art of landscaping blends with the charm of historic places. It has rich history, unforgettable cuisine and some of the most beautiful cities in the world. With its variety of temperate and subtropical climates, its dramatic landscapes, and luxurious villas and palaces,...

The island of Murano is an enchanting place where the charm and history of the city are preserved through the incredible centuries of glass-blowing passed down from generations of Italian families. This tiny Venetian island has been home to Venice’s glass-making industry since 1291. December...

In 1971 Donald Judd, known for his iconic minimalist art and design, landed in Marfa Texas. At the time Marfa was a near-ghost town but that didn't stop Judd from seeing how much potential for art this desert town had. In 1985 he wrote about...

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air! Here are a few local recommendations from our team at Jean-Marc Fray on how to help you spread the love.  Looking for last minute gifts? Our gift guide has perfect pieces for...

This week we are inspired by Italian designer, Romeo Rega. He is one of the many 1970s-era designers that celebrated the combination of modernism and glamour in their furniture creations. The 70's was a time for change and creative innovation. Rega was part of a group...

Arsenale has partnered with Accor Group's Orient Express brand to create La Dolce Vita – a concept of six trains that will chart iconic itineraries through 14 Italian regions and three international destinations, connecting Rome to Paris, Istanbul and Split. Prior to departure from Roma Termini...

We have a new artist coming to Jean-Marc Fray! Bènèdict Accaray, known as Miss Bel will be showcasing her paintings in our showroom this year in April so we wanted to share her story. Her pieces will arrive in our showroom late April but are...

  In the historical center of Paris, just south of the Île de la cité, is sited the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages and thermal baths — a structure whose history dates back to the fourteenth century. While France’s ‘Musée de Cluny’ is focused toward...

  Architectural Digest came out with their AD 100 and we loved reading through the list of incredible designer and artists they are celebrating this year. We wanted to take a moment and highlight soome of the creators we love and have been inspired by this...