Workshop, ECAL 2018


Teacher(s): Jaime Hayon

On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair (17th-22nd April 2018), Marsotto Lab and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne are presenting a collection of table and wall clocks that the MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students designed during a workshop with Jaime Hayon.

Further to the growing success of the Marsotto Edizioni collections, which are collaborations with today’s major designers, the Italian marble specialist launched Marsotto Lab. This new platform will enable the work of young and promising designers as well as that of students from art and design schools to be produced. The family business entrusted ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, and more specifically its Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship students, with the Marsotto Lab’s first edition. The students were given the opportunity to highlight the material properties while working on table and wall clocks.

During their visit to the manufacture near Verona, the students discovered the impressive production plant, which has been recently optimised with the acquisition of new, cutting-edge equipment. With an experience in marble handed down from generation to generation, as a company, Marsotto excels at combining technology and artisans’ know-how to design ever more innovating and contemporary pieces.

Following their trip, the students were given the opportunity to develop their ideas with the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, who wished to share his inspiration and his very forward-looking vision of design. This creative exchange resulted in the development of several clock projects with distinct shapes and production techniques.