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ÉDITION COLLECTOR

 In your box you will find an authentic piece of newspaper found under your roof, dating from 1954, sealed in an envelope and numbered.

COLLECTOR’S EDITION - A piece of rooftop almost 70 years old!
Our oldest TOIT DE PARIS, in very limited edition 

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1954 A PIECE UNIQUE

At the time, roofers used newspaper as insulation between the plaster and the zinc sheet, which allows us to date your Toit de Paris very precisely.

 

 

In your box is an authentic piece of newspaper from 1954 found under your roof, sealed in an envelope and numbered.

A POETIC AND ETHEREAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

We want to tell the story of the TOIT DE PARIS and to showcase its origin. This is why we screen printed a map into the material and inscribed the place where we found the original zinc sheet.

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A DECODED INSCRIPTION

A series of numbers corresponding to the precise geographic coordinates of the zinc sheet. An original map of Paris drawn by a graphic designer. The year the zinc sheet was laid and then recycled. A QR code to find the exact position of the sheet.

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 A FASHIONED VOLUME

The Parisian technique most commonly used to lay zinc is called batten roofing. Invented in the 19th century, it consists of connecting the zinc sheets by interposing a wooden batten. All Parisian buildings covered with zinc use this technique. It gives the Parisian roofs their particular "zebra" relief.

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AN INGENIOUS BALANCE

We wanted clean lines that were light and airy.

We have experimented so that the TOIT DE PARIS doesn’t require a rigid support on which to rest. It is self-supporting thanks to the cleat folding.

EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE

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Collection Toit de Paris