Tag Archives: Tactile Writing

Foundation Louis Vuitton – Paris – 2015

The Louis Vuitton Foundation wished to make their stunning building accessible to all – particularly to the visually impaired people. The famous building by American architect Frank Gehry takes the form of a sailboat’s sails inflated by the wind. Among the many particularities of the architecture is the near impossibility to visually dissociate the outside envelope of the building from its exterior volumes. Read More

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France – Paris – 2015

Conceived by the Bibliotheque François Mitterrand, drafts for a tactile orientation plan were handed over to Tactile Studio for the fabrication process. A long plan of 1,8 m long explains the library’s hall to visitors. 23 buttons offer audio comments. Finally a model of the library’s famous towers gives a full 3D impression of the architecture. Aluminium and black and green materials were selected to be consistent and in harmony with the furnishings around it. Read More

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Louvre – Petite Galerie – Exhibition “Founding Myths. From Hercules to Darth Vader” – 2015

The Petite Galerie du Louvre is the museum’s center for learning and adresses children and youngsters, their parents and educators alike. It is here that a sample of the collection is put together for better understanding. Tactile Studio was asked to conceive a tactile book for the blind and visually impaired visitors. In 2015 the Petite Galerie’s exhibition «Founding Myths. From Hercules to Darth Vader» (Oct. 12, 2015 – July 4, 2016) illustrated how artists around the world have reanimated old myths in painting, sculpture, cinema, music and more. The tactile book is subtle, gentle to touch and durable, thanks to tearproof material used. Read More

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Museum Louvre-Lens – Lens – 2014

The tactile booklet, conceived and edited by the Museum Louvre Lens tells us about the developement of writing in centuries. Beside new ways of access to knowledge this booklet wants to make the discovery of the exhibited objects more joyful and funny. Each object is translated into a tactile high-relief or gravure printing according to the form of the ancient writing: high-reliefs for egyptian hyroglyphes, gravure printing for greek and arabic texts for example. Next to this, a photograph displays the original. Read More

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