Olga’s Garden


by Maria Loizidou



TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 170 x 170 cm

PRICE* 12215,00

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




hand tufted

La technique du tuftage main est un procédé qui mêle savoir-faire ancestral et outil de tissage moderne. En effet, sur le canevas parfaitement tendu sur un métier vertical, l’artisan reporte à la main le graphisme du futur tapis avec la plus grande précision. L’implantation des fils, brin par brin, se fait manuellement à l’aide d’un pistolet sur l’envers du canevas, en suivant les couleurs, le dessin et les différentes hauteurs de mèche. PINTON a fait preuve d’innovation en étant l’une des premières manufactures à utiliser la technique du tuftage au pistolet pour la fabrication de certains de ses tapis et pour la fabrication de certaines de ses moquettes. C’est l’unique manufacture française à offrir une telle qualité de tapis tufté. Cette technique permet une production plus rapide que le tissage au point noué. Enfin, le tuftage main offre un large éventail d’épaisseurs possibles. La méthode du carving permet ensuite de sculpter la laine et créer des reliefs sur le tapis ainsi tissé. Dès le début des années 90, PINTON s’est spécialisée dans la réalisation de tapis tuftés main pour lesquels elle collabore aussi avec des designers et des artistes célèbres.


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.


Maria Loizidou was born in Cyprus, and lives and works in Nicosia. She studied at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts of Lyon and was awarded a grant to study psychoanalysis in Paris with Armando Verdiglione, an Italian psychoanalyst and student of Lacan. This experience had a profound influence on her work, which explores the individual’s collective history and personal memories, and constantly finds new inspirations in her reflection on political and social issues. As a plastic artist, she uses materials as diverse as soil, metal, resin, cast iron or paper, as well as textile. Her sculptures, installations and videos may be laid down, fixed or suspended. Maria Loizidou collaborates with museums and art galleries around the world and creates public artworks.

For her first collaboration with PINTON, under the art direction of Yves Sabourin, Maria Loizidou imagined a vibrant yellow square rug conjuring up the sun. One gets lost contemplating the four elements represented in each corner like the clues in a treasure hunt, the beginning of a fairy-tale.