Révélation Vert


by pierre gonalons


TECHNIQUE Hand tufted

SIZE 180 x 250 cm




Milano International Furniture Fair

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Milano (Italy)


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.

Pierre Gonalons

Pierre Gonalons was born in Lyon and he became interested in Art History and the wealth of French heritage at a very young age. After graduating from the École Camondo in Paris, he opened his own studio at the age of 23. Through his creations for prestigious brands as well as for his own collections, he imposed his unique style and idea of space. Interior architect, designer, creative director and scenographer, he is fascinated by craftsmanship and traditional materials. Pierre Gonalons offers a minimalist approach to design imbued with references to pop culture and decorative arts.
In this collaboration with PINTON, Pierre Gonalons here again placed history at the heart of his work. First of all, his own story, which marks his creative work, then the story of each person, which influences our way of looking at a work, and finally, the history of arts, inherent to the choice of simple circles and squares, the former symbolising life, the latter, perfection. These shapes, side by side, and that even sometimes merge, evoke the idea of an encounter: the encounter between the artist and his work, between the work and those who contemplate it, between Pierre Gonalons and the Atelier PINTON!

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.