Restoration of Art-Deco Mosaics created by Odorico. Managed by the architect Séverine Touchet and performed between 2016 and 2017, under the direction of the Michel Patrizio. The Mosaic dated from 1930 and had not be regularly repaired.
Main causes of degradation: Pollution, cracking, water leakage and deterioration of the protective glass layer on the gold tesserae.
Work undertaken: Diagnosis, injections, partial removal and re-installation, gap filling and cleaning.
immeuble Poirier avant restauration
Le projet de restauration concerne l'ensemble de la façade (maçonnerie, peinture, ferronnerie, couverture) et couvre une période d'environ un an.
deterioration of the protective glass layer on the gold tesserae.
The mosaic has suffered from the effects of pollution but also from water runoff deposits or the deterioration of materials such as gold whose thin protective layer sometimes peels off, leaving bare the weakened metal.
The deposits have been eliminated and the golds replaced by new ones.
The original mosaic is a mixture of Briare enamel, porcelain stoneware and glass paste. The golds that animate the background are characteristic of the Odorico style, recognizable at first glance.
removing degradate mosaic with a chipping hammer
The passer-by rediscovers the originality of the forms and the radiance of the balconies. Appreciate the fusion of architecture and decor, a beautiful testimony of the relevance of the decorations of Odorico on the architecture of his time.
restored facade, detail of the 6th floor
Detail of the facade at the end of the interventions.