Heritage restorations or private, since 1752, PRELLE manufacture, a family business for 5 generations, devotes his know-how to architects and decorators.
The strong point of the Prelle manufacture is to have managed to live together several generations of weaving loom, from the hand looms, which are the only ones on which certain flock velvets and silk or gold and silver brocades can be woven, right up to the most modern computerised looms without sacrificing the quality or the beauty of the fabrics.
A standard bearer of the French luxury trade PRELLE et Cie are proud to offer their services bases on the experience of over 200 years, to a clientele to whom the pursuit of excellence and the maintenance of the highest standards, remain a concern of primary importance.
Japonisme and exoticism in the Lyon silk industry 1860-1930
November 21, 2012 - April 12, 2013
European arts were deeply affected by the discovery of Japanese culture after the opening of Japanese commerce to the Western world in the late 1850s. Lyons' looms participated in the trend of Japanese inspired creations, le japonisme, weaving geometric elements taken from paper stencils, katagami, and using animal and floral motifs found in Japanese color prints.
Upcoming exhibition illustrates "le japonisme" in Lyons through a selection of pieces from the Prelle archive : Japanese inspired fabrics designed by Eugène Prelle during late XIX° century in Lyons and the Prelle family's collections of katagami and "le Japon Artistique", the celebrated art review edited by the gallery owner Siegfried Bing.