élément (nomade) II


by Mapoésie Elsa Poux



TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 60 x 90 cm





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.

Elle Decor – 2015

Elle Deco

Marie-Claire Maison Hors série – Septembre/octobre 2016

Marie-Claire Maison HS
September/October 2016

Marie-Claire Maison – Octobre 2016

Marie-Claire Maison
October 2016

Madame Figaro – 2017

Madame Figaro

Elsa Poux

Elsa Poux, founder of French brand Ma Poésie, lives and works in Paris. While studying at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, she discovered India and its traditional crafts. After training as a couture embroiderer at École Lesage, she worked with the ready-to-wear brand Ventilo. Finally, she embarked on the Ma Poésie adventure, initially creating inventive, modern and colourful scarves. Open to ethnic influences, curious about architecture, design and painting, she professes an eclectic style. She now offers a decoration line including pieces for the home and for the bath. Always concerned with the quality of the materials used in her creations, Elsa Poux works with craftspeople whose know-how she values.

The meeting between PINTON and Ma Poésie was an evidence. For PINTON Elsa Poux imagined, among others, the Element rug recalling the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This work on shapes, colours, materials and textures fits perfectly in the designer’s contemporary and colourful world.

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.