The signage for the Novaciéries in Saint-Chamond (Saint-Étienne Métropole) was designed by the CAPP&CO agency founded by two designers, Alex Chinon and Philippe Portheault. They chose studio So Far So Good for the graphic design, while TF was selected to make and install the panels at the site, based on its technical expertise, its experience in signage and its integration of design.
Working from drawings, and keeping in regular contact with the various agencies involved in the project, TF made the prototypes and found technical solutions regarding both the manufacturing of the panels and the printing. There are more constraints than might be expected when making public signage: protection (choice of fasteners), resistance to vandalism, and security (removing protruding corners). TF was also careful to respect the design, even when this raised additional technical constraints: the choice of components (screws that resemble rivets for the industrial context), a “car body” finish, two-tone paint and serigraphy, a neat finish with no weld marks, a mirror-polished finish on certain pieces, respect for the visual lightness, etc. The result exceeded expectations and met with complete satisfaction from the sponsors and their customers..

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  • Steel


  • automotive paint
  • Serigraphy
  • Secured stainless steel screws
  • Collage


  • bended steel painted with liquid, anti-graffiti


  • 4 educational signs
  • 1 wall panel
  • 6 freestanding signs

Saint-Chamon (42) – France

Parc des novaciéries


“Creation is an uncontrolled muscle” according to Arik Levy (born 1963).
Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy’s skills are multi–disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces –, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels “The world is about people, not objects.”
Hailing originally from Israel and moving to Europe after his first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel–Aviv in 1988, Levy currently works in his studio in Paris.
His formation was unconventional where surfing, as well as his art and graphic design studio, took up much of his time back home. Following studies at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland he gained a distinction in Industrial Design in 1991.
After a stint in Japan where he consolidated his ideas producing products and pieces for exhibitions, Levy returned to Europe where he contributed his artistry to another field – contemporary dance and opera by way of set design.
The creation of his firm then meant a foray back to his first love, art and industrial design, as well as other branches of his talents. Respected for his furniture and light designs on all continents, Levy also creates hi–tech clothing lines and accessories for firms in the Far East.
Considering himself now more of a “feeling” artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi use. “Life is a system of signs and symbols,” he says, “where nothing is quite as it seems. »


/ TF manufacturing

In the process of designing and manufacturing street furniture-cum-signage,
TF offers an wide scope of possibilities
– implement various materials through both traditional and ultra contemporary techniques. In the end, TF work closely with different designer, respecting their creative vision and thus contributing to the overall success of their products.