Metallic, shiny or glittering effects have always fascinated, symbolically associated with light, sun and sophistication. The invention of Lurex dates back to the XXth century, to 1946 to be precise. A polyester textile thread coated in a layer of metal to produce a shiny or shimmering look, Lurex is a light and flexible thread that comes in a large palette of colours. “Threads made for designers” is one of the main slogans of the company that registered the Lurex trademark. Indeed, since its invention this fibre has been inspiring both fashion and decorative art designers to create extravagant, subtle and elegant pieces. Combined with other materials in the production of PINTON rugs, Lurex does not diminish their softness. It gives them a touch of sophistication and chic, with understated patterns and delicate and infinite light reflections.