Oxysign orchestrates the signage for the CNSM in Paris

IIt takes no more than 12 little signs, 12 musical notes dancing on the staff, to create the infinite possibilities for a thousand years.

A thousand years, the age of music theory. It is this language, and much more besides, that we learn at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

A magnificent building designed by Agence Elizabeth et Christian de Portzamparc and awarded the Remarkable Contemporary Architecture label, where the signage designed by Ruedi Baur is of particular importance.

1,400 students use the 34,000 m2 of space on 8 levels, as well as more than 550 teachers and administrative and technical staff, not to mention the visitors and audiences at hundreds of events every year.

Oxysign orchestrated and delivered the Conservatoire’s new signage over several weeks of work, including the removal of the existing signage and repainting.

Made to measure, it includes directional totems (including ten with screens) and door signs in folded aluminium sheet metal, ultra clear film, yupo tako (repositionable adhesives) for the black text and mechanical fastening, all carefully executed to complement the harmony of the premises.