Radis

224,00

by Joséphine Pinton

HAUTE COUTURE & PRÊT À PORTER

MATERIALS Wool, Polyamide

TECHNIQUE Axminster

SIZE a choice

PRICE* FROM 224,00 /m2

* Likely to change depending on the choice of materials, colors and finishes.

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Description

wool

Wool is an animal fibre, most often derived from sheep fleece. Wool was already being spun as early as 5,000 BC. In Roman times, wool, leather and linen were the main materials used to make clothes. With the progressive development of mechanical processes and the evolution of breeding techniques, wool became the economic lung of several countries in the Xth century, and again in the XIIth. Renowned for its thermal and sound insulation properties, wool also offers the advantage of absorbing moisture. It is a noble and timeless material, used from time immemorial for its strength and durability. PINTON uses local wool with shorter carded fibres, which make it fluffier and give it more volume, or a specific type of wool from New-Zealand with long combed fibres that are more resistant to heavy traffic. Both types of wool are spun (carded or combed) and dyed in the spinning plant located in Felletin. Whether they are made in 100% pure virgin wool or blended with other materials like linen, silk, bamboo, leather or many others, PINTON wool rugs and carpets bring comfort and quality.

polyamide

The polyamide used in the textile industry is better known as nylon. Nylon was first developed in 1935 by employees of the Dupont de Nemours company. The origins of the name are shrouded in mystery: for some, it comes from the contraction of New-York and LONdon, for others it is made up of the initials of the surnames of the inventors’ wives. It is also said to derive from no run, meaning that it doesn’t ladder. Nylon is produced through a staged polymerisation process. The polymer is melted before being spun. Stretched into extremely thin filaments, the fibre becomes very resistant when dry. Nylon rose to fame in the United States and in Europe with nylon stockings, highly praised for their resistance, flexibility and stretchability! Last but not least, this fibre has yet another quality: it is waterproof and dries rapidly. Because of these exceptional properties, PINTON combines nylon with wool in its staircase rugs and carpets to make their pile more robust, allowing them to withstand heavy traffic while maintaining a natural, high quality, comfortable finish.

Joséphine
Pinton

After studying Applied Arts, Joséphine Pinton joined the Bon Marché rue de Sèvres in Paris, where she developed the art of window dressing, sharing a vision, conveying emotions and telling a story in original displays. She then moved to the Grande Épicerie de Paris where she honed her talents before tracing her own path. She collaborated with major firms like Hermès, Balmain, Alain Figaret or Roger Vivier, staging window displays or spaces. Sometimes playful, sometimes more sober but always poetic, Joséphine Pinton’s designs always include a sense of wonder immediately perceived by the viewer.

Joséphine PINTON imagined and designed the two showrooms of the family business, in Paris and in Nice. In addition, several rugs and carpets carry the scenographer’s signature, immediately identified by their chic but unconventional aesthetics!

axminster

Axminster uses an industrial weaving technique, named after the small English town where it was developed. This process only allows for cut pile carpets, with a smooth surface and a very soft appearance. Axminster carpets come in different pile weights per square meter, which adds to the quality of this high end weave. A large number of patterns can also be created by incorporating coloured threads that have been pre-cut to the desired pile thickness. These thread are stitched at the same time as the backing or dossier (reverse) of the carpet is woven on the loom. Patterns may be woven with 12, or even up to 16, different colours. Axminster carpets are made of 100% wool or a wool and polyamide blend. Ideally they will be stretched over a felt or rubber underlay, glued to a rubber underlay or, of course, laid loose. For laying in a staircase, please contact the PINTON team for information.

A well-maintained carpet is hoovered very regularly, shampooed periodically and deep cleaned by injection/extraction at least once a year, depending on its use.