On the occasion of the reopening of the Fabrique du Métro on the 3rd of October 2020, the public will be able to discover the exhibition “The Designers’ Workshop” that looks back on the research and conception phase by Patrick Jouin and Ruedi Baur throughout their close collaboration, as well as a significant amount of full scale models enabling the simulation of a traveller experience, namely a carriage of the future metro conceived by Alstom, a selection or urban furniture and signage, the future floor of the train stations, films in virtual reality, an audio immersion, etc.

The “Designers’ Workshop” exhibition enters into the intimate work and experimentation space of designer Patrick Jouin and graphic designer Ruedi Baur. Brought together for the Grand Paris Express project, they are creating together the design of all of tomorrow’s train stations.

We are as one. There is a harmony between what was drawn by Ruedi, the height of reading lines that became those of architecture and design. We drew everything, and in this we were extraordinarily lucky, we drew the outside cover, we drew the nuts and bolts.
Patrick Jouin – Industrial designer, object designer

There is a sort of reversal in the usual hierarchy between architecture, design and graphic design, as the graphic design preceded the urban furniture.
Ruedi Baur – Graphic designer

The designers worked together to inscribe themselves in the history of Île-de-France transportation and to respond to tomorrow’s uses. Jacques Ferrier’s train stations’ Charter of Architecture formalised the pursuit of these two goals. Dialogue, exchange and connexions between graphic design and industrial design are at the heart of the project. Since 2015, the two designers have been conceiving the construction of a communal experience of the train stations for the future users.

Open on the first Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., from the 2020, 3rd of October.
Free access, in accordance with the room capacity and health recommendations