Map of Paris
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.
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.
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.
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
The Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Place de la Bastille, the Royal Palace, ….
So many monuments that make the City of Light one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. And if it is not possible to take all these buildings with you, you can always take a map of Paris retracing the main axes.