by Cyrielle Hanquiez



TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 180 X 250 cm





Cyrielle Hanquiez est une jeune designer textile et matière originaire de Provence, diplômée de l’ENSAD, l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. Passionnée par l’univers méridional, elle affectionne particulièrement le dessin ainsi que la recherche de compositions graphiques et colorées. En tant qu’étudiante en 3e année en filière Design Textile et Matière, Cyrielle Hanquiez a participé au concours organisé en 2018 par PINTON avec avec l’ENSAD. Ce concours permettait aux étudiants de cette filière de concevoir un projet de tapis. Une première sélection offrait à 3 lauréats de réaliser un échantillon échelle 1 de leur projet. Puis à la gagnante du premier prix, de voir son projet de tapis réalisé par la manufacture.
Ce concours permettait aux élèves de l’ENSAD d’acquérir ainsi une expérience dans un contexte professionnalisant auprès d’une Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant. Quant à PINTON, travailler avec de jeunes designers et artistes s’est révélé particulièrement stimulant et lui a permis d’avoir un aperçu des talents de demain.


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.