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Studio Visit with Frédérique Morrel

Frédérique Morrel, featured in the current issue of Hi-Fructose (Vol. 28), gave us a tour of her Parisian studio and gallery space, and showed Hi-Fructose firsthand how she has brought the art of tapestry into the realm of fine art. Behind the tall blue doors of an unassuming building is a charming, cobblestoned courtyard where we found Morrel and her team eating lunch, taking a break from their final push to finish multiple pieces for an installation at the Jumping International de Megève de Edmond Rothschild event in Megève, France, just a couple days away. Pausing to greet us with a handshake and a warm smile, Morrel and Guillaume Dollinger, chief collaborator and fashion designer, took us deeper into the magical world of Frédérique Morrel. Read more after the jump.

Hi-Fructose’s Jennifer De La Cruz and Frederique Morrel with Morrel’s feature in HF Vol. 28

Frédérique Morrel, featured in the current issue of Hi-Fructose (Vol. 28), gave us a tour of her Parisian studio and gallery space, and showed Hi-Fructose firsthand how she has brought the art of tapestry into the realm of fine art. Behind the tall blue doors of an unassuming building is a charming, cobblestoned courtyard where we found Morrel and her team eating lunch, taking a break from their final push to finish multiple pieces for an installation at the Jumping International de Megève de Edmond Rothschild event in Megève, France, just a couple days away. Pausing to greet us with a handshake and a warm smile, Morrel and Guillaume Dollinger, chief collaborator and fashion designer, took us deeper into the magical world of Frédérique Morrel.

The studio space, a beautiful disarray of colorful tapestries, molds, fabric swatches, thread, glue, and even antlers, seemed an apt space for the birth of Morrel’s one-of-a-kind tapestry creations. Morrel’s ever-changing gallery space is reached by ascending a winding wooden staircase, still wonderfully fragrant with the rich smell of oak. The gallery showcases Morrel’s talent, her love of animals and the importance of family. It is a wondrous treasure trove housing some of her favorite pieces (including Colonel Dard), a display cabinet of various animal-shaped molds and an inspiration wall of assorted tapestries exhibiting various vintages, styles, patterns, scenery and vignettes. The space is as unique as it is comfortable. We were thanked and bid farewell with kisses on each cheek.

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