Opulence Variable – moyen morceau


by Victor Cadene



TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 204 X 265 cm


Available on backorder



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.


Victor Cadene is an artist who practices his art in many different ways. After studying Applied Arts, he quickly became a decorator and scenographer. He designs miniature and decorative scenes where every item is hand drawn before being cut with a scalpel and assembled. In these paper theatres, the diverse influences dear to the artist come through in the profusion of details: the Nabis, Matisse, Paul Poiret or Rococo… His designs include textile pieces, such as a collection of napkins, tablecloths and mural fabric panels imagined for Maison Thévenon and instigated by French Cliché. His work also includes objects like the fans designed for Duvelleroy, or the window displays created for Shang Xia and Hermès or for Diptyque’s Bazar… Fond of the patina of time, of objects that have a history, Victor Cadène pursues multiple projects with enthusiasm, elegance and the ambition to mix his preferred styles, eras and patterns resulting in a multitude of possibilities.

For his first collaboration with PINTON, Victor Cadene created rugs displaying curves and intertwining lines in warm colours, in keeping with his poetic and bountiful universe.

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.