As the Lyon Part-Dieu district is being renovated with an entire building is being taken out. Serge Ferrari and Phase One partners with Philippe Ramette to provide a highly resistant printable material.
Decomesh 331, a material for large-framed digital printings
Serge Ferrari’s Decomesh 331 is being used by the French artist on a frame of 150×85 feet (45x26m) installed on the scaffolding of the building while the building is being dismantled. The photo shows Philippe Ramette at the top of the same building defying the law of gravity. It unveils the view once the building will have been removed from the square where the main entrance of Part Dieu train station is located.
The application of such a project was a true challenge because of its unusual surface area (1 100m²/11,800 sq. ft.). Micro-perforated Decomesh 331 offers a lightness and a fineness particularly adapted for printings of such a size, this result in a very sharp finish.
The piece of art will be seen by 100,000 people walking by the train station every day until the early summer 2015. Afterward, the photo will not remain in Lyon forever as the material will be recycled through Texyloop, the recycling branch of the Serge Ferrari Group.