To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of its arrival in its new building in Renens, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents an exhibition of the best projects created during this period by students from all fields of studies.
Under the impulse of Pierre Keller (director from 1995 to 2011), ECAL took up residence in Renens in 2007 in the former premises of the IRIL factory, a building renovated by the Franco-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and the Fehlmann office in Morges. Ten years later, ECAL presents an exhibition of the best projects created during this period, emblematic of the various disciplines taught between its walls (Art Direction, Fine Arts, Cinema, Industrial and Product Design, Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, Graphic Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography, Type Design). Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL, and Heads of all Departments have selected nearly 300 projects from the harvest of a rich decade (1456 diplomas, 310 exhibitions, 655 awards, 100 collaborations), staged in a structure shaped as an X, imagined by Adrien Rovero and Béatrice Durandard, both graduates of the Bachelor Industrial Design.
This is the perfect opportunity to see works that have contributed to the reputation of ECAL and perpetuated its international renown (5th Dezeen Hot List published late 2016, ranking the best schools of art and architecture in the world). The exhibition offers the opportunity to (re)discover among others: "Delirious Home", featuring a series of objects in a playful interpretation of the "smart home" concept (Award for the best show at the Milan Furniture Fair 2014). A wide selection of films including, award-winning films of the Locarno Film Festival. Many photos, posters and editions that went around the world as part of the exhibitions "ECAL Photography" and "ECAL Graphic Design". Paintings, videos, installations, drawings, attesting of the broad spectrum embraced by fine arts. Collaborations in design (industrial, product & luxury), which have marked the history of ECAL such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bernardaud, Christofle, Felco, Hermès, Hublot, Nespresso, Punkt., Scott or Vacheron Constantin. Various videos of Media & Interaction Design projects, proof of an expanding field of studies. Not to mention a hundred books and publications published by the school.
ECAL – Ten Years in Renens
From 7 December 2017 to 16 February 2018 (closed from 23 December 2017 to 9 January 2018). Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm
ECAL & Gallery l’elac
5, avenue du Temple