FRETTE Heritage

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For 160 years, Frette has brought comfort to homes of the world with linens and decorative home accessories of unparalleled quality.

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 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 discovered at celebrated retailers and more than 1,500 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.

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


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

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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”


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

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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

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Today, Frette is an iconic luxury lifestyle brand that extends far beyond the bedroom. Its collections are meticulously designed to meet each client’s personal Style of Living and to accompany them in their daily life for many years, both at home and on-the-go

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