Athis Mons dans l’Essonne.
The meeting with the developers of this new Bellini residence, who were required by the city of Châtres to have a trompe l'oeil made in their real estate project, was enthusiastic and complacent to help me realize it. It was necessary the agreement of the city of Chârtres of course but also the agreement of the Buildings of France because of the proximity of the cathedral.
The veranda and window were made on canvas in the workshop and then mounted on site. The idea was to connect with the brick and half-timbered house to blend in naturally with the urban space. Plantings on all the bottom of the walls will complete the vegetal aspect of the trompe l'oeil in a short time.
This precise order had to be faithful and respectful of the Dominican order.
Contacted by landscape architect Josseline Gaillard, the idea was to include in his urban redevelopment project a trompe l'oeil sharing the idea of vegetation and the idea of the name of the restaurant "le Gramophone" located just behind.
The pavilions of our former gramophones have a real floral connotation, such as fleurs-de-lis, bindweed flowers, fleurs-de-loire and many others. The idea was to stage this close resemblance to remember those times when the devices of "the voice of his master" were everywhere.
Railway crossing, Orsay in Essonne
Chilly-Mazarin in Essonne.
Saint Avit les Guespières in the Eure et Loire
The Club House of Mont D'Arbois, Megève in Haute Savoie