From its bases in Monza and Milan, Frette uses the finest fibres and collaborates with the most skilled Italian artisans to craft products that embody luxury, comfort and creativity. Known for chic, original designs and inimitable finish and feel, Frette linens can be found in the world’s most illustrious hotels as well as in the most discerning private homes, yachts and aircraft.
Historically, Frette linens have been featured everywhere from the altar of At. 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 discovered at celebrated retailers and more than 1,000 luxury hotels around the world. With a heritage defined by craftsmanship and an outlook rooted in innovation, Frette will continue to outfit the world’s most exceptional spaces for generations to come.
Frette is founded by Jean Baptiste Edmond Frette, Alexandre Payre and Charles Chaboud on December 18, 1860.
Edmond Frette establishes a branch of the company in Monza, Italy - the heart of Brianza textile district - and begins building strong relationships with the most skilled artisans.
On April 23, 1878, Frette opens its first retail shop on Via Manzoni 11, Milan, where it still operates today.
The 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".
The first Frette catalogue is printed, expanding the brand’s reach beyond Italy.
Frette creates the Tablecloth of the “Holy Virgin” for the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
The 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.
Frette perfects and patents the unique method of finishing linens to achieve the signature soft and shiny look and feel of Frette linens.
Masterfully crafted from the finest silk, cashmere, cotton and leather, Frette to Wear, the brand’s playful take on loungewear ready-to-wear, is introduced to the products offering. Frette to Wear remains a mainstay of Frette’s offering to this day.
The signature Chains motif is masterfully reengineered. From dimensional embroidery detailing across bed and bath linens to intricately-woven jacquard accessories, Chains continues to assert itself as a Frette icon to this day.
Leave behind the notion of seasonal, trend-driven collections to focus on forever pieces. Revel in the endless possibilities of a truly considered palette. Each arresting design, texture and hue is designed to work in perfect harmony.
A masterful demonstration of the brand’s know-how and expertise, the iconic interlocking motif of dual-tone hues adds a decorative element of refined sophistication to soft and silky cotton sateen.shop Links
With a design language that transcends trend, Frette offers motifs such as dynamic yet rich and refined Herringbone, synonymous with timeless style and relevant to design today and always.shop Herringbone
Modern minimalism meets romantic beauty with Forever Lace bedding. Masterful craftsmanship of intricate shagreen macrame lace imbues the bedroom with a sense of delicacy and elegant restraint.
Exploring motifs with deep historic roots, symbolic meanings and a recurring presence in architecture, art and fashion has long been at the heart of Frette’s design process. Every piece reflects the elegant ease of the Frette Style of Living for the bedroom, bathroom, and beyond.WATCH FILM