Presentation

Successfully bridging several disciplines around visual communication, this training is designed for students with a solid visual culture eager to find out more about advanced technology. Prospective, pragmatic and experimental, this Bachelor course is provided in the framework of the Visual Communication Department, which concurrently offers crossover courses and projects enabling students to acquire multidisciplinary skills (photography, graphic design, film).

Through courses and workshops provided by major actors on the international scene, the students become seasoned in the various fields of this discipline – art direction, interaction design, interactive applications (web and mobile), installations, motion design, as well as communication and digital identity. Involvement in exhibitions, publications or assignments commissioned by institutions provides an actual immersion into the labour world. The students also benefit from a wide range of theoretical courses and multidisciplinary conferences on the ECAL premises.

The skills and projects acquired throughout the curriculum serve to produce a portfolio in line with the highest standards. From website design to event management, via animation or modelling, this training offers a wide range of professional opportunities.

Language

French

Qualification issued

Bachelor of Arts HES-SO in Product and Industrial Design 

Yearly fees (materials included)

CHF 1 925.-

Length

6 semesters

Credits

180 ECTS

Useful links

Admissions Contact

Equipments & infrastructures

Open space BA Industrial Design Materials Library Prototype Workshop CAO/FAO

Learning Objectives

First year
CAO/FAO Workshop

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  • Develop skills (methodology) through a series of practical work on themes given by the teachers.
  • Master drawing and computer-aided design (CAD) software with the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and Rhinoceros.
  • Experiment with different materials, technologies and production processes.
  • Get accustomed to professional drawing and object construction (technical drawing).
  • Practice applied photography with still lifes and the staging of objects.
  • Learn about graphic design (print and digital publishing).
  • Acquire background knowledge via courses in theory (History of Art, Photography, Film, Digital Culture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Contemporary Photography, Exhibitions and Publications).
  • Take part in weeks of workshops supervised by practitioners from all over the world with the aim of carrying out collective and/or personal projects.
Second year
Project with BMC
Project with Mehari Eden
Summer University Finland
BMC company visit

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  • Work for one semester on themes given by the teachers.
  • Collaborate with renowned brands and institutions.
  • Create an exhibition blueprint or a physical environment that communicates, from the concept to its representation in a three-dimensional space.
  • Master computer-aided design (CAD) software using Solidworks and Keyshot.
  • Practice applied and plastic photography of contextualised objects, architecture and portraits.
  • Perfect your skills in graphic design (print and digital publishing).
  • Enhance your knowledge through theory courses (History and Culture of Industrial Design).
  • Take part in weeks of workshops supervised by practitioners from all over the world with the aim of carrying out collective and/or personal projects.
  • Optionally spend an exchange semester at a foreign university or complete an internship in acompany/agency.
Third year
Diploma Presentation
Open space Industrial Design
Workshop with Philippe Malouin

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  • Work for one semester on a free, student-initiated theme.
  • Collaborate with renowned brands and institutions.
  • Create an exhibition blueprint or a physical environment that communicates, from the concept to its representation in a three-dimensional space.
  • Develop a portfolio through the valorisation, promotion and dissemination of a selection of projects carried out during your studies at ECAL.
  • Attend seminars on the practice of Industrial Design in view of life “post-ECAL”.
  • Take part in weeks of workshops supervised by practitioners from all over the world with the aim of carrying out collective and/or personal projects.
  • Write a dissertation based on the knowledge acquired during the course of study.
  • Put into practice the know-how acquired in a graduation work and a portfolio, which will serve as a business card to integrate into the labour market quickly or continue your studies on an MA course.

Projects

This section contains a selection of emblematic or recent projects related to the disciplines taught in the Bachelor's degree.
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Semester projects

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

Studio project with Elie Fazel, Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Teaming up with iconic Finnish furniture company Artek, Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of designer Julie Richoz, present a collection of playful objects for children made from salvaged b-quality, rejected and half- finished materials and offcuts. Staying true to the spirit of Artek and its founders, the products promote conscious manufacturing and seek to highlight the natural materials that have gone into producing these designs.

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

Studio project with Elie Fazel, Christian Spiess

In collaboration with renowned Swiss bicycle brand BMC, second year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of the programme, and Christian Spiess, Swiss designer and bicycle aficionado, present a collection of handy and colourful accessories for the modern daily bike commute.

ECAL x MUJI: Compact Life

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x MUJI: Compact Life

Studio project with Michel Charlot, Noelani Rutz

A collection of clever furniture and household accessories to help organise everyday life. Following the method of carefully observing our daily routines to identify unique needs and then creating intuitive and practical products, the Bachelor of Industrial Design students imagined a collection of clever furniture and household accessories to help organise our daily lives, under the guidance of designer Michel Charlot. As an important part of the development of MUJI products is based on detailed photographic studies in people's homes, the students were invited to follow the same process by documenting the spontaneous state of their own homes and other people's environments in order to reveal how they interact with the products, and to identify how the objects are used as direct inspiration for their design.

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN

Studio project with Elric Petit, Stephane Halmai-Voisard

The 2CV Méhari Club Cassis has developed an electric version of the iconic Citroën released in 1968 : the EDEN. From its inception, this car was designed for summer sports and leisure activity. Our current renewed interest in outdoor activities together with electric technology makes this car particularly attractive. With this in mind, the 2nd-year BA students in Industrial Design, under the direction of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Programme, and designer Elric Petit, showcase a series of accessories for tomorrow’s electric Méhari.

Real Facts

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Real Facts

Studio project with Adrien Rovero, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

A collection of neophyte views on current agriculture through the prism of design. Invited by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux), second-year Bachelor of Industrial Design students at ECAL, under the guidance of designers Erwan Bouroullec and Adrien Rovero, have given form to their observations and questions about the current agricultural landscape. "Real Facts" is a collection of neophyte points of view on current agriculture, through the prism of design. This project was created at the initiative of Constance Rubini, director of the madd-bordeaux, on the occasion of the exhibition "Paysans designers, un art du vivant" at the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux) presented from 14 July 2021 to 17 January 2022. With the precious support of the Association vaudoise de promotion des métiers de la terre Prométerre, and in the framework of the Summer University programme of the Direction générale de l'enseignement supérieur (DGES) - Canton de Vaud.

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN - Hyères Design Parade

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN - Hyères Design Parade

Studio project with Elric Petit, Victor Jacquard

A series of accessories that will make up the electric Mehari of tomorrow. The 2CV Mehari Club Cassis has developed an electric version of the iconic Citroën car released in 1968: the EDEN. From the outset, this car was intended for summer sports and leisure activities. Today, our renewed interest in outdoor activities combined with electric technology makes this vehicle all the more attractive. With this in mind, the 2nd year Bachelor of Industrial Design students, under the direction of designer Elric Petit, are proposing a series of accessories that will make up the electric Mehari of tomorrow. This project was realized in partnership with the 2CV Mehari Club Cassis, at the initiative of Massilia.design and Nathalie Dewez, with the precious support of Bananatex® and the Hyères Design Parade Festival.

Mobile Fan

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Mobile Fan

Studio project with Christian Spiess, Amandine Gini

Fans with USB power supply for mobile use, for the Swiss brand Stadler Form. Stadler Form is a Swiss company that produces fans, humidifiers, purifiers and other air treatment devices. For this project, the students in 2nd year Bachelor Industrial Design, directed by designer Christian Spiess, had to make a “personal” fan, equipped with a USB power supply for mobile use. They had to think of new scenarios and contexts where a small fan would be useful. They were free to explore different usage scenarios, materials, etc. other than those currently in the Stadler Form catalog. The projects had to meet Stadler Form’s high standards of industrial design, but also challenge and question their existing products. Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Agnes Murmann Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Alex Nguyen Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Stéphane Mischler Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Lucie Herter Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Alexandre Desarzens Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Constance Thiessoz

Home Working

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Home Working

Studio project with Dylan van den Berg, Wieki Somers, Giulia-Amélie Chehab

Projects on the subject of working from home or remote working, which marks our time and leads us to question both what work is, and how and where we work. The recent remote working experience gave us many new insights. This experience could lead to new ways of working in the future, as the COVID19 pandemic amplifies and accelerates. This is a good opportunity to re-evaluate the concept of home office, which started with the emerging computization and technology from the 1950/60s, but has never happened on a global scale like this until now. From the Industrial Revolution until fairly recently, most people worked outside their homes in factories, offices, public buildings or outdoors. Those places and our ways of working in them were designed accordingly. “Home working” or “remote working” marks our time questioning both what is work, and how and where we work. Public and private spaces collapse into one realm with all its social, economical and political consequences. For this project, we wanted to see visionary ideas about where and how we will work in the future and solutions for home working, translated in a surprising/relevant design. This new “home work station” could be a piece of furniture, or an object, or a transforming space.

Toc Toc Toc!

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Toc Toc Toc!

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Victor Jacquard

For this project, the 1st year students were asked to design a handle or door knob. They had to focus mainly on the part on which the hand rests when closing, opening, pulling or pushing a door. They were free to choose the type of handle, as long as it was compatible with an existing mechanism. The context of the object as well as its use and ergonomics were aspects that were at the heart of their project.

Cut Crease Score

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Cut Crease Score

Studio project with Christophe Guberan, Noelani Rutz

Objects created from cutting, grooving and folding, made by the students of the 1st year of the Bachelor of Industrial and Product Design.

Forme Souple

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Forme Souple

Studio project with Julie Richoz, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

A series of objects made in textile where the volume and the pattern are on the same level of importance. This project was conceived by 2nd year Industrial Design Bachelor students.

Step by Step

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Step by Step

Studio project with Elric Petit, Noelani Rutz

The "Step by Step" exercise is organised, as its title indicates, in steps - the first is to design a walking stick and the second is a ladder. What Walking sticks and ladders have in common, is that they have to withstand heavy loads. Nonetheless they can be drawn with great care.

Workshops

Junkyard Diving

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Junkyard Diving

Workshop with Philippe Malouin, Silvio Rebholz

"Form follows function" is an expression attributed to the modernist architect Louis Sullivan. It is a statement that is quite relevant to industrial design. On the other hand, form can sometimes also determine function in a process of reverse exploration. During the workshop with Philippe Malouin, students were encouraged to look for new functions inspired by forms found in a metal recycling center. In this process, random discoveries and associations were made to generate a new and surprising vocabulary of forms.

Alternative Measuring Tools

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alternative Measuring Tools

Workshop with Manuel Krebs (NORM), Elie Fazel

Measuring, it seems, is one of the dominant concerns of modern society. We measure ourselves, our weight, our height, our temperature, from head to toe, from collar size to shoe size. We measure what is around us, from tiny to incredibly large. We measure time (from seconds to lifetimes), we measure the familiar (length, weight, volume) and the unusual (sound, radiation, voltage), we have measurement systems for everyday life and for experts. For this workshop, the students of the Bachelor Industrial Design have developed alternative measuring devices.

Paper Park

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Paper Park

Workshop with Emile Barret, Marie Douel

Marie Douel and Emile Barret from Hors Pistes led a workshop with the 2nd year bachelor in industrial design. They asked the students to create a maze made entirely from the paper waste of the ECAL printing centre. Based on the principle of the exquisite corpse, each group created one part of the labyrinth with a strong aesthetic and structural approach, allowing the visitor to get lost in distinct universes.

Workshop Clara Von Zweigbergk

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Clara Von Zweigbergk

Workshop with Clara Von Zweigbergk

Under the guidance of Clara Von Zweigbergk, the 2nd year students had to design paper or cardboard objects around the theme of celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and any other type of festivities.

Workshop Jonathan Olivares

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Jonathan Olivares

Workshop with Jonathan Olivares

Jonathan Olivares asked the 3rd year students to identify an object or subject of interest and consider a room built around it. The room purpose, materials contents and construction all stem from themes found within the selected object or subject. The room should be 130 Square meters, free standing, transferable to any location or context, and could serve as an exhibition, installation or habitable interior.

Summer University Istanbul

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Istanbul

Workshop with Chris Kabel, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

For their graduation trip, the 3rd year students went to Istanbul. Accompanied by Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Chris Kabel and collaborating with students from Bilgi University, they had to create souvenirs of the city. Some were able to collaborate directly with local craftspeople. The projects were exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial at the end of this trip and had the chance to see their ECAL x Mac Guffin project also exhibited there at that time.

Workshop Fabien Cappello

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Fabien Cappello

Workshop with Fabien Cappello

Under the guidance of Fabien Cappello, designer in Mexico, 2nd year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to work around books on the move. They had a one-week workshop to imagine different scenarios.

Workshop Geckeler Michels

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Geckeler Michels

Workshop with David Geckeler, Frank Michels

Under the guidance of the Berlin based design studio Geckeler Michels, 1st year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to built Monuments out of Styrofoam blocks within one week.

Workshop Point and shoot

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Point and shoot

Workshop with Alex Hulme, Paul Wolfson

Under the guidance of Paul Wolfson and Alex Hulme, designers at Map Project Office, 3rd year Industrial Design Bachelor students and Media & Interaction Design Bachelor students have conceived "point-and-shoot" objects. Those ones were inspired by the opportunities created by this new wave of Open Source and could be made easily available to people who might need or want them.

Workshop Julie Richoz

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Julie Richoz

Workshop with Julie Richoz

Under the guidance of Julie Richoz, a designer from Paris, 1st year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to rethink ladders. They had a one-week workshop to do so.

Workshop Bloc studios

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Bloc studios

Workshop with Joséphine Choquet (Thévoz Choquet), Virgile Thévoz (Thévoz Choquet)

Marble connotes weight, stability and robustness, and is a quintessentially noble material. In light of this, what kind of objects are able to take full advantage of these properties? How can the sensations of balance or weight be fully expressed, while respecting the innate qualities and limits of this substance? This was the question that ECAL /University of Art and Design Lausanne Industrial Design Bachelor’s students addressed in 2016 at a workshop led by Swiss designers Joséphine Choquet and Virgile Thévoz. This collection has been jointly developed over recent years by Bloc studios and ECAL, and comprises a selection of objects that focus on the rational balance between materials and proportions – playful ball-joint mirrors, punk marble plates pierced through with steel, marble vases in tension with aluminium, minimal tub plugs and mesmerising wedged vases.

Summer University Tokyo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Tokyo

Workshop with Nicholaï Wiig-Hansen, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

The 2nd Industrial design students were asked to create a mobile (kinetic sculpture) as part of a collaborative project with the Japanese brand Tempo.  Tempo is owned by Mother tool, a product manufacturer that works with local craftsmen and different know-how, from Ashikaga and Tokyo area, to create products by pairing up and making the best use of different materials and production techniques. With the support of the "Summer University" program of the Canton of Vaud, the students went to Japan , to present their ideas and prototypes to Tempo’s design and production team, do factory visits and totally immerse yourselves into the Japanese culture.

Diploma projects

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Let us consider time as a tool. In a space-time, a series of events, phenomena and transformations take place. Consuming seasonal products means respecting the natural life cycle of agricultural products. Fermentation is a preservation process that improves the nutrients of fruits and vegetables over time while developing an umami taste. This project consists of a series of three jars for lacto-fermentation. The shape and function refers to the hourglass. In one direction, liquid and solid combine: fermentation is in progress. In the other, they are separated for easy serving. Accompanied by a booklet with ten recipes, it is used following a seasonal cycle to prolong and enhance our pleasure when consuming our favourite products.

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Pragmatic Gear is a brand that recovers scraps and end of rolls from various companies in Switzerland. The patterns are designed to be waste-free. I experimented with this by first presenting bags and then, in a second phase, I integrated garments for my degree. Each typology of garment and bag is constructed in the same way but with different textiles, resulting in a variety of falls and uses. The pieces are exclusive and limited in number according to arrivals.

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

We have all been on a date at a café on a terrace and realised that the table at which we are sitting is wobbly or leaning. Sometimes the problem is easily solved by moving the table, but sometimes you have to be patient, at the risk of ruining your date. In order to solve this problem, I created Zenith, a coffee table whose foot can be oriented according to the slope thanks to a ball joint so that the tabletop remains perfectly horizontal. This problem is solved with a click, allowing the user to enjoy the present moment.

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

The acoustics in a room have a large impact on our well-being. Restaurants often have to take measures to improve the acoustics. Noe is a table for restaurants that takes on this task. It absorbs sound through its structure. It is constructed similar to a boat to create a cavity in the table top. The Helmholtz effect comes into play during absorption – sound penetrates through the openings, resonates in the cavity and is converted into heat. This means that no porous materials need to be added and the table remains hygienic. The table is made entirely of wood, with a plywood table top and fine lamellas on the underside of the table. This design keeps the table light physically but also visually, so it fits well in different restaurants.

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Used as a set or as independent accessories, the Resilience project brings together the four elements of jewellery. The main part of the research focuses on the clasp, spotlighting an element that represents the only functional aspect of the jewel. This attraction for connector elements results from the work that saw me combine the practices that materialise my daily life: design and jewellery. This story of alloys and connections is also a physical story of contrasts between the cold and resistant properties of the steel that compose it, which are attenuated by the areas intended for gripping the item of jewellery, which are made of technical ceramics. Visual and sensory contrasts thus bear witness to industrial interventions, which are generally foreign to the world of jewellery.

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Silvio Rebholz

Interested by objects as evidence of a specific civilisation and culture, I returned to Provence to identify what characterises my culture and what underlies my identity. Mistral is an ode to the sun, to shadows, to strolling, and to time that lasts. I carried out research around a natural material: the straw. I met a hat-maker who passed on her knowledge and skills to me, and I designed a collection of objects that play with shadows, resulting in the creation of hats that are easy to carry around, so that you can take a bit of the South wherever you go.

Emma Casella – Newo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Emma Casella – Newo

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Newo is a kit for newborns made of Swiss wool. The product is inspired by the Finnish Baby Box, a kit subsidised by the state to help young mothers in need. Through this product, the goal is to enhance the value of Swiss wool, which has been in crisis for several years after the loss of its main customer, the Swiss army. This material needs regular new demand, which could be satisfied if the Swiss Confederation endorsed Newo.

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

My graduation project is a set of earbuds that can be taken apart, designed to provide easy access to all the internal components so that they may be replaced and disassembled in order to be recycled. There are hundreds of wireless earbuds in the world, of all shapes and sizes, which cannot be repaired and at the end of their lives are seldom recycled. The design of these earbuds relates to the concept of disassemblability so that consumers can change parts if they break and do not have to buy a new product. At the end of the product’s life, every material can be easily disassembled and recycled. These considerations, which are the result of decisions made at the product design stage, justify my approach to design.

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Potential Objects is a project in the form of a video game/digital tool in virtual reality. The game invites users to a fictional world in which they can move and design objects from a library of elements that can be linked together. In order to have varied results regarding the produced objects, people will be able to integrate pieces designed by previous users when creating a new object.

Clara Bertière – Yum

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Clara Bertière – Yum

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

During a visit at the CHUV, I noticed that there were no specific dishes for small children. Parents most often have to bring their own glasses or cutlery. This is why I created Yum, a set of tableware accessories for hospitalised children. The silicone set includes a children’s plate rim for children who can only use one arm, a holder for glass jars, and handles to slide over cutlery which help improve the child’s grip. With Yum, children are more autonomous and eating becomes more enjoyable thanks to the colours and shapes. Meals become a moment of conviviality with the handles of the cutlery that turn into playful companions!

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

Jabal is a collection of plastic-free, repairable and recyclable mountain jackets. It consists of a jacket and a down jacket. The fastening has been redesigned with a fold system, without zips. It also allows the width of the jacket to be adjusted according to the number of layers worn. Jabal is made entirely of durable materials: high-density woven cotton, waxed cords and aluminium fasteners. The seams are heat-sealed with natural adhesive. The down jacket is filled with milkweed, a plant that is as light as feather but twice as insulating. No chemicals or watering are required for its production. The materials can be separated for easy recycling. Resin-impregnated patches are provided to repair snags.

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz

In a society that is constantly producing and consuming and where planned obsolescence is built into any products, we have to question the way we use things. Furniture from current Olympic Games is often discarded or sold after two weeks of use. Mush.Room offers a durable and economical furniture solution for short-lived events. Consisting of five essential pieces, this family of objects meets the basic needs of a room for a short stay. The material, mycelium composite, is a mixture of hemp fibre and fungus. The whole is heat pressed and the ladder acts as a binder. As a result, these units do not contain formaldehyde adhesives that are harmful to health and nature. The components are locally sourced and will be able to continue their life cycle after composting without leaving a trace on the planet.

Program

This section lists the detailed modules and courses for each semester of the programme.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6

Industrial Design Workshop I – A
9 ECTS
Industrial Design Workshop I — B
9 ECTS
Contexts of design I
6 ECTS
  • History of Art (opt.)
  • History of Photography (opt.)
  • History of Cinema (opt.) 
  • History of Video Games (opt.)
  • Materials and Technologies
Tools of communication I
6 ECTS
  • Drawing and illustration
  • Professional drafting and construction I
Industrial Design Workshop II – A
9 ECTS
Industrial Design Workshop II — B
9 ECTS
Contexts of design II
6 ECTS
  • History of Art (opt.)
  • History of Graphic Design (opt.)
  • History of Industrial Design 
  • History of Ideas (opt.)
  • Materials and Technologies
Tools of communication II
6 ECTS
  • Graphic design I
  • Photography I
  • 3D CAD I (Rhinoceros)
  • Professional Drawing and Construction II
Industrial Design Workshop III — A
9 ECTS
Industrial Design Workshop III — B
9 ECTS
Design for sustainability I
2 ECTS
Contexts of design III
4 ECTS
  • History of Industrial Design II
  • Culturism I
Tools of communication III
6 ECTS
  • Graphic design II
  • Photography III
  • 3D CAD II (Solidworks)
  • 3D CAD II (Keyshot)
Industrial Design Workshop IV
9 ECTS
Design for sustainability II
9 ECTS
Contexts of design IV
4 ECTS
  • History of Industrial Design III
  • Culturism II
  • Introduction to the thesis
Exhibit Design I
4 ECTS
Tools of communication IV
8 ECTS
  • Photography III
  • 3D CAD IV (Solidworks)
Bachelor Internship (opt.)
30 ECTS
Industrial Design Workshop V — A
9 ECTS
Industrial Design Workshop V — B
9 ECTS
Exhibit Design II
4 ECTS
Tools of communication V
8 ECTS
  • Graphic Design III
  • Photography IV
  • 3D CAD V (Keyshot/Blender)
Valuation, promotion and dissemination
3 ECTS
Contexts of design V
9 ECTS
Practical Work of Bachelor
18 ECTS
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Alumni

Marie Douel
Christophe Guberan
Micael Filipe
Quentin Frichet
Jules Mas
Julie Richoz
Joel Salamin
Career Opportunities

Industrial and product designer, Furniture designer, Watch designer, Textile (soft goods) designer, Packaging designer, Colors and materials designer, Event designer, Exhibition designer, Signage designer, Product developer, Creative director, Teacher…

Other alumni

(BA Industrial Design, MA Product Design et MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship)
Ini Archibong, Dimitri Bähler, BIG-GAME, Camille Blin, Daniele Bortotto, Antoine Boudin, Thilo Alex Brunner, Michel Charlot, D’Esposito & Gaillard, FROM, Tomás Král, Bertille Laguet, Nicolas Le Moigne, LeviSarha, Carolien Niebling, Léa Pereyre, Adrien Rovero, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Christian Spiess, SUPERLIFE, Hongchao Wang, Giorgia Zanellato

Staff

Head of department

Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Coordination

Artistic Deputy
Anthony Guex

Assistants
Emma Casella
Jasmine Deporta    
Elie Fazel
Quang Vinh Nguyen
Silvio Rebholz

Professors

Antonio Albanese
Nicolas Bourgeois
Christian Chabloz
Alexandre Gaillard
Claus Gunti
Stéphane Halmaï­-Voisard
Tomas Kral
Patrick Monnier
Elric Petit
Adrien Rovero
Julien Wegmüller
Cédric Widmer

Lecturers

Maddalena Casadei
Michel Charlot
Pierre Doze
Christophe Guberan
Martin Haldimann
Raphaël de Kalbermatten
Calypso Mahieu
Nicolas Nova
Julie Richoz
Constance Rubini
Laurence Salmon
Wieki Somers
Christian Spiess
Chi­-Long Trieu

Visiting lecturers

Shay Alkalay
Aldo Bakker
Jonas Berthod
Mélanie Boissonneau
Jörg Boner
Antoine Boudin
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