french artist arthur-louis ignoré uses the medium of brick for his latest artistic creation in northwest france. the public art piece, which comprises a floor of bricks, has been installed in the city of rennes as part of a revitalization project for the industrial neighborhood of courrouze.

image © simon cramar

 

 

the long-term installation was created alongside italian studio paola vigano and french ilta studio. the use of brick reflects the industrial architecture of the area and it also marks a new technique for arthur-louis ignoré, whose previous works involved painting frescos with giant patterns. this time around, the artist used a combination of red and white bricks to design symmetrical patterns and achieve a rug-like effect. the large-scale piece was realized over five days in november 2020 with the help of french company, keravis. 

arthur-louis ignoré installs a patterned rug-like floor of bricks in rennes, france

the installation is part of a revitalization project for the industrial neighborhood of courrouze

arthur-louis ignoré floor of bricks rennes france designboom

image © simon cramar

arthur-louis ignoré installs a patterned rug-like floor of bricks in rennes, france

300 white bricks were used to create the pattern

arthur-louis ignoré floor of bricks rennes france designboom

the use of brick echos the neighborhood’s industrial architecture

arthur-louis ignoré floor of bricks rennes france designboom

the piece took five days to complete

arthur-louis ignoré floor of bricks rennes france designboom

the team at work at la courrouze

arthur-louis ignoré floor of bricks rennes france designboom

image © simon cramar

 

 

project info:

 

name: la courrouze, rennes, france

location: rennes, france

artist: arthur-louis ignoré

production: ilta studio

realization: keravis

partner: territoires rennes

urban planners: studio paola vigano

video: RAWR.prod

video drone: simon cramar

music: benjamin le baron

year: 2020

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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