Les Zinzins de l’Espace

by Sabrina Monte-Carlo

MATERIALS Wool & Bamboo

TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 200 x 300 cm




Bamboo fibre is a recent newcomer in the textile industry. It is made from bamboo paste: part of the bamboo pulp is dissolved to produce a thick liquid called viscose, which is then filtered and extruded through a plate with tiny holes to form continuous threads. Bamboo has a much higher yield than any other natural fibre. The culture of the bamboo plant requires no chemicals and offers a formidable capacity for carbon storage, while producing large quantities of oxygen. In addition to its environmental credentials, bamboo captures moisture and proves very resistant. Finally, it is exceptionally soft and welcoming. In the PINTON Manufacture and PINTON Edition divisions, bamboo has its place in the composition of the rugs to which it lends its unique properties and shine!

Bamboo can be used in loop weave where the continuous thread forms loops on the surface of the rug, or in pile weave where the threads on the surface of the rug are cut. It can also be woven as loop and cut which combines both techniques.


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.

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.

Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Sabrina Monte-Carlo is an interior design studio based in Monaco since 1999. The studio was born out of an appreciation for fabrics and interiors; and is powered by family values and the charm of a home by the sea. For more than two decades, Sabrina Monte-Carlo has prided itself on being the one-stop destination for home and yacht owners who wish to infuse Mediterranean wonder into their space.

Today, Sabrina Monte-Carlo has six established showrooms, located throughout the Principality and the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. With them, Sabrina Monte-Carlo showcases the art of creating a warm and inviting space infused with their clients’ personality.

Sabrina Monte Carlo Studio is first and foremost a woman-owned family business, with Sabrina’s sister Sophie as the chief interior designer. Carla and Manola, Sabrina’s two daughters, are respectively: creative director & expert in tableware and interior designer.

The expertise of the two sisters in luxury decoration and the importance they attach to the know-how of the artisans with whom they collaborate made the meeting between Carla, Manola and PINTON an obvious choice.