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Louis XVI Style refers to the style defined by the period in France under the reign of King Louis XVI (1760-1789) — the last French monarch before the Revolution.  Inspired by the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum, this era saw a revival of Greek and...

Osvaldo Borsani was a true innovator. Born in 1911 the architect, designer and visionary left his mark at a crucial time in Italy's design history. He was also the visionary figure behind influential mid-century Italian furniture brand Tecno. Borsani became quietly respected for his high-quality...

After many years of political instability, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor of France in 1804.  This style fits in to the second phase of Neoclassicism inspired by ancient Greece and Rome and was important in architecture, decoration, and furniture design. We wanted to take a...

This week we are inspired by artists who use interiors as the subject of their paintings. Interior design is the most important part of what we do here at Jean-Marc Fray. The beauty of this business is being able to pick pieces and create designs...

In southeastern France, just off the winding roads of Provence, hidden on the plains of Montauroux, lies the former residence of Mr. Christian Dior-Le Château de La Colle Noire. It is in this shelter that the “Miss Dior, 12 Female Artists” exhibition is being held...

We are excited to see that ACL Fest, long anticipated as the first large Austin music festival that would emerge through a waning pandemic will be taking place at our beloved Zilker Park starting October 1st. Headliners include George Strait, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Rüfüs...

In 1958, Christo went to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, not only his wife but life partner in the creation of monumental environmental works of art. In 1961 the two began creating works of art in public spaces. One of their projects...

Last week the legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana stunned audiences with their Alta Moda Fashion Show in Piazzetta San Marco, Venice.  Once again the Serenissima creates MAGIC. Stepping off the gondola each model seems to float on the catwalk in an ethereal way...

This week Jean-Marc and his wife Cynthia paid a visit to one of our favorite works of architecture. In the late 1920's, architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray built a stunning modernist villa (E-1027) on the southern coast of France in Roquebrune. E-1027 is considered...