Souvenir items for The Olympic Museum, 07.01.2014, Olympic Museum, Lausanne

Souvenir items for The Olympic Museum
Olympic Museum, Lausanne

To mark the reopening of The Olympic Museum, the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne has been working on designing souvenir items for the Museum shop, created by Bachelor of Industrial Design students after a workshop with Hector Serrano, a Spanish designer based in Valencia. Two of these projects are set to go on sale in the Museum shop shortly.


ECAL Director Alexis Georgacopoulos is pleased to present the projects produced by second-year Bachelor of Industrial Design students for The Olympic Museum. In December, The Museum reopened after a makeover that will allow it to offer its visitors new experiences after 20 years of existence. To celebrate this event, The Olympic Museum invited the ECAL to work on a series of souvenir items for its shop.

The aim was to create a collection of souvenirs which reflect the spirit of Olympism and The Museum in a contemporary, fun way. Using his experience in this area, Spanish designer Hector Serrano gave the students some tips on what makes a successful souvenir item.

The students came up with around 30 proposals, which were submitted to a jury composed of Olympic Museum and IOC employees. Two of the proposals (by Camille Ringenbach and Emil Hjorth-Rohde) were selected, and will be on sale soon at the Museum shop.

Projects (videos and descriptions)

Little Audience, ECAL/Camille Ringenbach
“Moo Box” containing different sounds (applause, shouts and cries of disappointment by spectators) to create your own mini Olympic audience.

Pop-up Sculptures, ECAL/Emil Hjorth-Rohde
These postcards show delicate athlete figures achieving Olympic exploits.

Olympic Matches, ECAL/Cyrille Verdon
This detachable matchbox (available in summer and winter versions) contains a list of Summer and Winter Games Olympic torches, recalling dates and countries, but also the torch display at The Olympic Museum. By playing with the Olympic torch and match flames, you can light the Olympic flame for Rome, Beijing, London, etc.

P.S., ECAL/Pierre Bouvier
The “P.S.” series of animated postcards offers mini games based on the graphics of Olympic sports arenas.

First, ECAL/Renaud Donadey
A series of sculptures immortalising the movement of athletes whose performances have gone down in Olympic history. Made of silver-plated brass, these easy-to-assemble objects can be displayed on a desk or bookcase.

The Olympic Sports Pop-Up Book, ECAL/Paul Tubiana
The Olympic Sports Pop-Up Book presents various disciplines of the Olympic Games.

Stadium, ECAL/Marceau Avogadro
Wooden ball game symbolising a never-ending athletics race

Sparkling Ceremony, ECAL/Clara Dalbéra
Light the rings up and celebrate the olympics by making your own opening ceremony at home!

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
5, avenue du Temple, Renens
Case postale 555, 1001 Lausanne
Tel.: +41 (0)21 316 99 33
Fax: + 41 (0)21 316 92 66

Dates and schedules


Olympic Museum, Lausanne
Overview of the projects. Picture ECAL/Axel Crettenand
Little Audience, ECAL/Camille Ringenbach. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
Pop-up Sculptures, ECAL/Emil Hjorth-Rohde. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
Olympic Matches, ECAL/Cyrille Verdon. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
P.S., ECAL/Pierre Bouvier. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
First, ECAL/Renaud Donadey. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
The Olympic Sports Pop-Up Book, ECAL/Paul Tubiana. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
Stadium, ECAL/Marceau Avogadro. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand
Open Your Ceremony, ECAL/Clara Dalbéra. Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand


Video on vimeo (all the movies)
Video on vimeo. Little Audience, ECAL/Camille Ringenbach
Video on vimeo. Open Your Ceremony, ECAL/Clara Dalbéra
Video on vimeo. Olympic Matches, ECAL/Cyrille Verdon
Video on vimeo. The Olympic Sports Pop-Up Book, ECAL/Paul Tubiana
Video on vimeo. Stadium, ECAL/Marceau Avogadro