mandorle d’oro


by Othoniel



TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 210 x 110 cm

PRICE* 31692,00

* Price incl. VAT includes : Packaging of the product and home delivery regardless of your country of residence.





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.


Jean-Michel Othoniel was born in Saint Etienne in 1964 and graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts of Cergy-Pontoise in 1988. Today he lives and works in Paris. His early career focused on unusual creations made out of wax and sulphur. In 1993 he began working with glass in Murano, with the greatest European specialists. Later, driven by his love of travel, he found in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico or India not only sources of inspiration but also forms of craftsmanship enabling him to push his glasswork further. In France, he designed the outside of the Palais-Royal-Musée-du-Louvre métro station, his first piece in a public space. Today, his sculptures can be admired in the Mohri Garden in Tokyo as well as along the banks of the Saône in Lyon, not forgetting the greatest contemporary art museums around the world.

An artist as accomplished as Jean-Michel Othoniel had to join in the modern revival of PINTON, which he did brilliantly with a rug embodying his vision, Mandorle d’Oro, produced under the art direction of Yves Sabourin.