A Connection To The Past
Since 1860, Frette has endeavoured to produce linens and home furnishings of unparalleled quality. From its bases in Monza and Milan, Frette employs only the finest fibres and most skilled artisans to craft a range of products that have come to embody luxury, comfort and creativity across the globe. Known for their chic, original design and inimitable finish and feel, Frette bed linens can be found in many of the world’s most prestigious hotels, from Claridge’s to The Peninsula, as well as in the most discerning private homes, yachts and aircraft.
Historically, Frette linens have been featured everywhere from the altar of St Peter’s Basilica to the dining car of the Orient Express, and more than 500 European royal dynasties have slept beneath its sheets. Today, Frette operates more than 100 boutiques worldwide, retails online and provides bespoke services to the most illustrious client list in its sector. With a heritage defined by craftsmanship and an outlook rooted in innovation, Frette will continue to dress the world’s most remarkable beds for generations to come.
1878: Frette opens its first retail shop in Via Manzoni, Milan.TO
2015: Frette operates more than 100 boutiques worldwide and Frette.com.
1881: Frette becomes official Purveyors to the Italian Royal Family. In the coming years, over 500 noble European dynasties commission exclusive tailor-made linens from Frette. Each set is personalized with the families’ woven crest.
1889: Frette creates a full-fledged homewear collection, anticipating a new trend for comfort, relaxation and intimacy at home.
1899: Frette starts supplying the Royal Danieli Hotel in Venice, to be followed by the Hotel Belle Venise and other leading hotels in subsequent years. These included the Ritz in Paris, the Savoy in London, the Plaza in New York and the Peninsula in Hong Kong.
1865: Two plants are established near Monza with production of luxury fabrics on jacquard looms.
1860: Frette was established on December 1, in Grenoble, France, by Jean Baptiste Edmond Frette, Alexander Payre and Charles Chaboud.
1881: Frette wins the first of many gold medals at the National Exhibition in Milan. The winning product is La Vega, a jacquard linen picture based on the painting by Francesco Lietti.