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

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.

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

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN

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.

Figure Libre

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Figure Libre

Studio project with Elric Petit, Amandine Gini

Figure libre is an industrial design project realized in correlation with the thesis topic of the 3rd year students. They were advised to choose a field that the students would like to pursue after their studies. This free exercise allowed each student to express themselves on the subject of their choice. Whether it was about furniture, mobility, connected objects or so many other possible subjects, each subject treated seriously became fascinating.

Into the Wild

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Into the Wild

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

Re-design of objects and accessories to practice wild camping or bivouac, realized by the 1st year students in Bachelor Industrial Design.

#Materials #Research #Baskets

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

#Materials #Research #Baskets

Studio project with Christophe Guberan, Victor Jacquard

Proposition of baskets obtained through a series of explorations of the properties and advantages of the different materials addressed, in this case: metals, wood and its substitutes, plastics and textiles. This project was carried out by the 1st year students in the Bachelor of Industrial and Product Design.

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

Souhaïb Ghanmi – Elos

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Souhaïb Ghanmi – Elos

Diploma project by Souhaïb Ghanmi

In the Swiss meat industry, there are more than 230,000 tonnes of waste each year from slaughterhouses. I focus on the recycling of food waste, especially bones, which pollute by disintegrating, and thus use as much of the animal as possible. Bone is, for me, a forgotten and unexploited material despite its many properties. Elos is a range of switches and sockets using bone meal for its electrical insulation properties. The socket is inspired by the articulation of the head of a femur to accompany the cable and thus avoid wear and tear, and the organic shapes of the switches are inspired by the cut of long bones. A cover variant combining a cable reel and a phone charging station has been added to the collection.

Juri Römmel – CaddE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Juri Römmel – CaddE

Diploma project by Juri Römmel

Nowadays, many people work on electronic devices and this work can be done anywhere, since less physical material is required. Targeting those who work frequently from home and/or small spaces, CaddE becomes a functional bridge between work and daily life. CaddE is a portable and handy storage system with cable management made out of sheet metal. The built-in modular power strip allows users to choose the type of socket to be installed according to their appliances. The tray around the power strip helps to store the cables when not in use. Thanks to the automatic cable reel, the main power cable is quickly stowed away and always available at the right length. This project was developed in close cooperation with Lista Office AG.

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Setting up a sound system for an event requires considerable logistical resources. One element in particular takes up a lot of storage and transport space since it is filled with air. Why not deflate it? The Inflabass project completely redesigns the PA subwoofer using a new material previously reserved for water sports. When inflated, its large size increases the sound quality as well as its performance, which considerably reduces its power consumption. To dismantle it, the electronic part, contained in a small, easy-to-handle box, can be removed in a single movement. The rest of the structure deflates and can then be folded and rolled up to save as much space as possible and make transport easy.

Stéfanie Kay – Helia

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Stéfanie Kay – Helia

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Most people spend almost 90% of their time indoors, lit by artificial lights which, unlike the sun, do not change colour or intensity during the day, thus disturbing the circadian rhythm. Helia follows the user throughout the day – from waking up to falling asleep – varying its light intensity and colour and thus improving the user’s concentration, productivity, quality of sleep, mood, etc. Thanks to its modular head, Helia can be used to create either ambient or work light. The project, carried out in collaboration with the EPFL+ECAL Lab, turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Mixing different skills in one project was both interesting and instructive.

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Hotels generate a lot of waste, especially by offering small bottles of shower gel and soaps that are never really finished. Ephemeral Soap is a complimentary set for hotels including several shampoos, body and hand soaps. What makes them so special? They only last as long as a shower and a hand wash. The ingredients are whipped to incorporate air. When heated, these small air bubbles expand, and the soap becomes six times larger, just like popcorn, with a foamy texture. It is then covered by a thin protective layer of solid soap to avoid packaging. The set also includes reusable bamboo boxes to distribute the soaps in every room.

Julie Racaud – Fealing

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julie Racaud – Fealing

Diploma project by Julie Racaud

Fealing is a collection of creative tools whose development is based on the field of art therapy. The project features a therapeutic approach that uses creation as an intermediary, allowing people to express themselves in ways other than with words. In this theme, the creative process, the emotions, the sensations felt, and the personality are paramount. However, behind the artists’ tools lies a level of requirement and expectations that can potentially limit the user’s creativity. I have therefore chosen to offer original tools that allow us to transform this level of requirement into a quest for discovery and to help us express our creativity through different gestures, forms and textures.

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

Diploma project by Margaux Mandrou

The writing of my dissertation, devised as a creative anthropology of the curtain, drove me to make one myself. As an architectural object, the curtain has different ceiling heights, depending on the space in which it is located.  With the support of Elitis, I developed several solutions to tighten, raise, crease or relax the curtain – in short, to adjust it without ever having to cut it. The excess length affects its shape and volume. The system offers a new flexibility of adjustment and suspension.

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Breathing Wall features raw clay building products developed for Swiss company Terrabloc, which specialises in compressed clay blocks. With excellent properties in terms of mechanical strength, durability and thermal inertia, the raw material comes from soil excavation waste from the French-speaking region of Switzerland, which is recycled into construction products. My approach aims to expand the catalogue of this company by designing two new blocks intended to be integrated into spaces: one for storage walls with multiple configurations and possible uses, the other to divide space while allowing light to pass through.

Julien Lindt – Jiko

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julien Lindt – Jiko

Diploma project by Julien Lindt

Jiko is an outdoor wood-burning oven. It is inspired by African clay ovens known for their high efficiency in burning wood, which therefore have low CO2 emissions. I wanted to bring this object into our way of life, in our countries.  Domestic cooking is getting increasingly poor; I think we have lost the taste for cooking, especially with fire, which I think is the most beautiful and delicious way to cook food. Jiko is more ecological and just as efficient as our high-tech kitchens. Because of its modularity, it is easy to use and allows for a wide variety of cooking methods. In addition, its multi-directional shape allows people to gather together and create a friendly atmosphere.

Théo Blanchard – Roille

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Théo Blanchard – Roille

Diploma project by Théo Blanchard

The Roille chair is a response to the City of Lausanne’s desire to harmonise the design of restaurant terraces. The City plans to eliminate all plastic outdoor furniture and installations by 2022. Wooden and metal furniture will be preferred. The tubular structure and rolled aluminium sheeting make the chair very light. Its folding seat allows restaurant owners to keep the furniture on the terraces and/or to store them without water stagnation, making it easier for the waiters to set it up.

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Nowadays, we produce more and more waste. In an ecological and civic approach, composting areas have been developed in gardens and in composting centres. However, only 10% of this waste is truly recycled and composters do not offer solutions for apartments. T-Lom is a terracotta vermicomposter, designed for one to three people, to hang on your balcony. It takes up very little space and makes it easy to recover its precious juice, a powerful fertiliser for your plants.

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Ethical travel is becoming more and more common. During a hiking or biking trip, waste can be a major nuisance if not properly managed. Wastebag is a range of bags designed to manage this waste during nature trips. Their shape and materials have been chosen to be both durable and easy to clean. They are also completely airtight, preventing odours from attracting insects and animals near the camp or the users’ belongings. The air can be removed from the bags through their valves to take up as little volume as possible. Finally, buckles on the back of the bag allow for flexibility in attaching to a backpack or a bicycle luggage rack.

Collaborations

TIE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

TIE

Collaboration by Isabelle Baudraz

Picasso, Giacometti, ECAL. Some projects sometimes give rise to what may first seem to be unlikely associations. In this case, it turned out for the best. The Musée national Picasso-Paris challenged ECAL to create new seats, at once practical and discreet and yet with distinctive character, for the exhibition areas. We rose to the challenge.

Elite Hotel by ECAL

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Elite Hotel by ECAL

Collaboration with Chris Kabel

Luxury Swiss bed manufacturer Elite invited 2nd year Bachelor Industrial Design students to thoroughly reconsider the mattress and its direct surroundings (bed frame, bedside table, linin, pillow, slipper, pyjamas…) in order to offer new and innovative solutions. Photographs by ECAL/Calypso Mahieu assisted by ECAL/Mathieu Lang

ECAL × IKEA

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL × IKEA

Collaboration with Nicholaï Wiig-Hansen

Students have been asked to developped Basic, fundamental pieces of furniture or accessories for urban life at home. Affordability being one of the key focus of IKEA, their solutions have been to be long lasting, flexible and functional products at low prices. Results have been showcased at the Democratic design day IKEA in Älmhult, Sweden in June 2016. Exhibitions views by ECAL/Sébastien Cluzel

Luceplan × ECAL

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Luceplan × ECAL

Collaboration with Michel Charlot

Series of lamps using LED sources developed in collaboration with ECAL students of the Bachelor Industrial Design, following a workshop guided by Swiss designer Michel Charlot assisted by Marceau Avogadro.

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
Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan Bouroullec
Mark Braun
Fabien Cappello
CATK
Pierre Charpin
Joachim De Callataÿ
Mehdi Derfoufi
Thomas Deutschenbaur (DNS)
Nathalie Dewez
Marie Douel (Hors Pistes)
Andreas Engesvik
David Geckeler & Frank Michels
Laurent Guido
Constance Guisset
Floris Hovers
Chris Kabel
Christian Kaegi
Lernert & Sander
Map Project Office
Alberto Meda
Mathieu Mercier
Carolien Niebling
Jonathan Olivares
Pinaffo — Pluvinage
Mathieu Rivier
Francesca Sarti
Shane Schneck
Inga Sempé
Hector Serrano
Yuri Suzuki
Charlotte Talbot
Alexander Taylor
Francisco Torres
Nicholai Wiig Hansen
Samuel Wilkinson
Sylvain Willenz
Roel Wouters
Clara von Zweigbergk