MATERIALS Wool, Tencel

TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 175 x 250 cm





Tencel®, which is a registered trademark and another name for lyocell, is produced from wood pulp, usually eucalyptus. It emerged very recently in the textile industry: made for the first time at the end of the 1980s, it was marketed in 1992. Produced in Europe, this material is particularly innovative. Its production process is very quick since it takes only two hours from wood harvesting to spinning. Cultivating the timber necessary to its production is a particularly clean process: it needs very little water and no pesticides. This textile fibre is very soft to the touch, elastic, resistant and durable. It has excellent moisture absorption properties while remaining dry on the surface. Lyocell lends itself perfectly to blending with other materials and gives PINTON rugs a very smooth contemporary twist.

Alix Waline

Après des études à Paris aux Beaux-Art et à la Sorbonne, Alix Waline a été élève à l’école de La Cambre à Bruxelles, en design textile. C’est au cours d’un séjour en Thaïlande qu’elle expérimente pour la première fois le dessin in-situ à grande échelle. Elle s’approprie l’espace pour en repousser les limites. Suivront de nombreuses collaborations, notamment avec l’agence Gilles&Boissier pour plusieurs restaurants, le Chess Hotel à Paris, et la boutique Moncler à Séoul, ainsi que de nombreux projets chez des particuliers. En parallèle elle poursuit son travail de dessin sur différents supports. Pour Gilles&Boissier Privé elle réalise des abat-jours qui sont tous des pièces uniques et elle collabore avec Sabatina Leccia pour une collection de dessins et de coussins brodés. Elle a également dessiné un papier peint très graphique édité chez Chiara Colombini, présenté au Salone del Mobile en 2016. Alix Waline est représentée par Thierry Kauffmann.

Pour PINTON, Alix Waline a imaginé une moquette sur-mesure, joliment intitulée Ondoiement et deux tapis d’exception : Effusion pour la collection Haute-Couture et Expansion pour la collection Prêt-à-Porter qui illustrent parfaitement l’univers tout en émotions d’Alix. En 2019, PINTON avait choisi le salon Paris-Déco-Off pour dévoiler le fruit de cette première collaboration.


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.

Palermo Uno

Palermo Uno
Milano (Italy)

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.