At the head of this dynamic company, Luca Pinton continues to spread this unique French savoir-faire with audacity, creativity and innovation. The company carries the prestigious “Living Heritage Company” label and is also a member of the “Luxury & Excellence” network. From the beginning it has woven for the biggest international artists, today Etel Adnan, or Ahmed Moustafa, to name just two.
Places of worship, embassies, banks, theatres, airports, presidential palaces, luxury hotels, private jets and Vuitton boutiques... countless private and public places across the world take great pride in a tapestry, rug or carpet woven by Pinton in Felletin (15' from Aubusson and 1h40 from Limoges).
It's in this pretty town, at the edge of the National Regional Millevaches en Limousin Park, that the Pinton manufactory has been based for the past 4 generations. The savoir-faire of the locally-trained hand weavers, and proximity of the Terrade spinning factory have made it possible to develop the excellent standard of art woven in Felletin.
In a building designed by architect Jean Willerval, Grand Prix National d'Architecture in 1975, you can discover the different production stages of a wall tapestry, a cosy rug or a personalized patterned carpet. Here, everything is possible, and everything is done to satisfy the customer, whether the order be public of private. From start to finish the extensive and truly unique Pinton savoir-faire is deployed so that artists, interior designers and architects find themselves in the works they designed. An enchanting experience of talents and colours awaits you on this fascinating and unexpected visit to the cradle of carpet-making
Did you know?
What is the biggest tapestry in the world?
The biggest tapestry in the world woven in one single piece was woven by Pinton in 1962. It represents the Christ in Majesty by Graham Sutherland and hangs in Coventry Cathedral, in the Midlands, in Great Britain. It measures 22m long, 12m wide, took 14 hand weavers 4 years to complete and contains over 900 colours. The workshop wall had to be knocked down to get it out for shipment.
What does the tapestry woven by Pinton, and inaugurated in New York in hommage to John Lennon, represent?
This tapestry, commissioned by Amnesty International Founder Bill Shipsey measures 7m x 3m and represents Manhattan in the form of a giant yellow submarine, a nod to the Beatles song “Yellow Submarine”. John Lennon is at the helm, brandishing two fingers in a V, sign of peace, in front of the Statue of Liberty.
Unveiled to mark the 40th anniversary of the day John Lennon was issued his green card, the tapestry was inaugurated on Ellis Island at the National Museum of Immigration in the presence of Yoko Ono, his widow, and singer Bono of U2. The tapestry is permanently exposed there.