D’après boomoon

20692,00

by Davide Macullo

HAUTE COUTURE

MATERIALS Wool, Silk

TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 255 x 255 cm

PRICE* 20692,00

* Price incl. VAT includes : Packaging of the product and home delivery regardless of your country of residence.

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Description

silk

Silk is a natural animal fibre derived from the cocoon spun by the caterpillar of the bombyx mori (worm of the mulberry tree), unsurprisingly called the “silkworm”. Invented in China in the IIIrd millennium before Christ, silk wasn’t produced in Europe, mainly in Italy, before the end of the Middle Ages. And it’s only under the reign of Henri IV that silk production developed in France with the planting of 4 million mulberry trees in the Ardèche, Dauphiné and Cévennes areas. Silk threads are very strong and quality weaving makes silk very resistant. It gives a particular shine to the woven pieces and combines easily with other materials such as wool or bamboo. In its Couture collection PINTON offers 100% silk rugs, incredibly soft. In tapestries silk is most often used in complement of one or more other materials like wool or even cotton.

hand tufted

The hand tufting technique is a process combining centuries-old skills and modern weaving tools. The canvas is perfectly stretched over an upright loom and the craftsperson transfers by hand the future design of the rug with the utmost precision. Threads are inserted manually, one by one, working with a gun on the back of the canvas, following the colours, the drawing and the different tuft heights. PINTON was one of the first manufactories to use the gun tufting technique to produce some of its rugs and carpets and is the only French workshop offering very high quality tufted rugs. With this technique, production times are reduced compared to the knotted stitch weave or point noué. Finally, hand tufting offers a large range of possible depths. Carving is the technique that consists in sculpting the wool and creating textures within the woven rug. Since the early 1990s, PINTON has been specialising in the production of hand tufted rugs for which it also collaborates with famous designers and artists.

Davide
Macullo

Davide Macullo is a Swiss architect who studied architecture, art and interior architecture in several Swiss and American schools. He began his career in Mario Botta’s agency where he was in charge of projects all over the world. Founded in 2000, his own agency is based in Lugano, Switzerland. The philosophy behind the work of Davide Macullo is to promote a cultural dialogue between architects, artists and contributors coming from different backgrounds. These diverse contributions facilitate a conversation between the specificity of the project, the universality of the context and the psychology of the space. This context-based approach to drawing fosters and reinforces an inclusive vision of architecture, a meeting point between local and international issues covering theory and practice, territorial analysis and pedagogy, as well as building sustainability. Finally, Davide Macullo spends a lot of time drawing, imagining the psychology of space and the never-ending quest of the human being to find his or her ideal space… His drawings, often very colourful and sinuous, inspired the collaboration between PINTON and this great architect’s rich vision.

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.