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1860 2019

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 chic, original designs 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 aircrafts.

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 families have slept beneath its sheets. Today, Frette can be found at distinguished retailers and over 1,000 luxury hospitality properties worldwide. 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.

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1860

1860Frette is founded by Jean Baptiste Edmond Frette, Alexandre Payre and Charles Chaboud on December 18, 1860.

Frette founders
Frette Via Manzoni Milano store 1878 Frette corredo area in store 1900s Frette Via Manzoni Milano store 2018 Frette Via Manzoni Milano store interior 2018

1878On April 23, 1878, Frette opens its first retail shop on Via Manzoni 11, Milan, where it still operates today.

1881The Italian Royal Family selects Frette as the Official Purveyor of its linens, with each piece to be woven with the house’ regal crest. In the same year, Frette wins the gold medal at the National Exhibition in Milan with elaborate jacquard "La Vega".

Borghese family emblem sketches 1900 Borromeo Italian Royal Family emblem proof of weave 1905 La Vega National Exhibit announcement 1881 La Vega gold medal winning jacquard design 1881
The Vatican emblem proof of weave 1931

1894Frette creates the Tablecloth of the “Holy Virgin” for the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

1899The Royal Danieli Hotel in Venice commissions Frette to provide its bed linens. Other luxury hotels followed, including the Hotel Belle Venise, The Ritz-Carlton, Paris, The Savoy in London, The Plaza in New York, and The Peninsula in Hong Kong.

Royal Hotel Danieli Venise 1899 Savoy Hotel emblem CIGA Hotels four horses emblem proof of weave

1903Frette perfects and patents the unique method of finishing linens to achieve the signature soft and shiny look and feel of Frette linens.

2019

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