At the 2014 Milan International Furniture Fair from 8 to 13 April at Spazio Orso 16, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents “Delirious Home”.
The exhibition features a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the “smart home”. They were made by Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. A project directed by Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel.
“ With Delirious Home, ECAL students teach us to take control of the latest techniques and appliances we thought controlled us. The students demonstrate their artful mastery of electronics, mechanics and interaction, developing a new kind of esthetic which goes further than just a formal approach,” explain Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel, the heads of the project.
The “Delirious Home” exhibition presents with humour and originality a selection of projects arising from fruitful collaborations between Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. For one semester, students worked in groups to concoct friendly mirrors that reflect only our image when we look at them: hypersensitive cactuses that like it when we give them a caress, two armchairs that invite you to enjoy a lively and meaningful “tête-à-tête”, a series of food domes that celebrate taste sensations with mellow sounds when they’re opened, a group of containers that defies the laws of gravity, a clock that imitates your gestures, a very accommodating curtain, a fan that amplifies your breath, and a spoon able to follow a cup wherever it goes. (Brochure with text and explanations)
Tuesday 8 April, From 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
Tuesday to Sunday
from 11 am to 8 pm
Spazio Orso 16
Via dell’Orso 16