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This year's Paris Couture week featured a luxurious combination of jaw-dropping haute couture and equally daring fashion worn by celebrities and socialites. The designers did not disappoint in presenting whimsical, avant-garde garments. After sifting through the countless collections, I have found my top three favorites:...

Louis XVI – 1770 to 1790   The Louis XVI period marked a return to symmetry, straight lines and classical ornamentation. In 1748, the unearthing of Pompeii brought about a classical revival in furniture making. This Neo-Classical style offered a contrasting response to the Rococo of Louis XV which came to be...

The passing of architect, I. M. Pei in May of 2019 marked one of the greatest losses in the creative world. This distinguished Chinese-American Architect died at age 102. In the wake of his six-decade career, Pei blessed the world with a legacy of over...

The Venice Biennale is a contemporary visual art exhibition held biennielly, and features artists from all around the world. First held in 1895, it was organized to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto I and Margherita of Savoy. One of the main goals of...

Jean-Marc shares the history of glassmaking in Murano, Italy and takes us inside the journey of sourcing these hand-crafted works of functional art.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top:...

The story of Venetian glass is one of art history’s most fascinating tales. More than a thousand years old, it has captured the hearts of artists, royalty, noblemen, politicians, and entrepreneurs the world over. With epic accounts of obsession and passion, secrecy and intrigue, even...

One of the few female architects and designers of the postwar Italian modern movement, Gae Aulenti is a force of strength, drive and creativity. She was one of two women in her graduating class from Milan Polytechnic in 1953, after which she launched her prolific...

For years, we at Jean-Marc Fray have had the pleasure of working with Sherwin Rivera Tibayan as he photographs each new piece we bring into our gallery. His beautiful photographs of our furniture and lighting are an essential element of our business. We are also...

In Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the Ice Hotel has become a reoccurring ode to architecture. For 28 years, this man-made wonder has been erected each winter, made of 2,500 tons of ice pulled from the nearby Torne River. This seasonal salute to snow and art features a...