Ring My Bell

Ring My Bell

DONG! TRRRRRR! Or maybe even GLING! Or BLING!, MHHHH! And sometimes even BRAOUM! ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents an offbeat collection of interactive doorbells developed by first-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the joint guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, and Mathieu Rivier, a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate. Sound and object design are two notions that industrial designers rarely have the opportunity to associate. However, most common objects potentially produce sounds. All you have to do is pull a chair, open and close a drawer or press a switch to generate sound. Common factors: movement, friction and interaction, which allow basic physics processes to create tones. In this perspective, the students offered a fresh and original look at an ordinary object, often invisible, but never discreet: the doorbell.  Whether mechanical or electrical, the bells they have invented reveal a unique, sometimes even thundering, sound experience. Here, the classic carillon gives way to a curious metallophone powered by a perforated card reminiscent of traditional mechanical music boxes. The old door knocker is exchanged for a vibrating dong! The familiar buzzer is replaced by an efficient drum roll. The usual bell replaces a strange device that makes a great sound. Finally, the usual ding-dong is swapped for a resounding mhhhhh ! dear to the bovine race, to name but a few of the devices presented. Come in and ring the bell! www.ecal-ringmybell.ch

Studio project (2019) with Cédric Duchêne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Mathieu Rivier, Marion Aeby, Lison Christe

Students
Masen Al-Saghir, Noemi Amrein, Gwenaëlle Auvry, Clara Bertière, Théo Blanchard, Thomas Blaser, Jeanne Blatter, Lucie De Martin, Alexandre Desarzens, Elie Eliez, Marine Fondin, Souhaïb Ghanmi, Domenico Iamartino, Mariko Ito, Stéfanie Kay, Marina Kottler, Victorine Lefebvre, Julien Lindt, Margaux Mandrou, Manon Novelli, Eugénie Perrin, Jillian Reichlin, Juri Römmel, Luca Scalea, Alan Schopfer, Theodore Simon, Noémie Soriano, Celestin Tanari, Kieran Young
Ring My Bell ECAL
1 Marine Fondin et Julie Racaud.jpg
DING-DANG-DONG ECAL/Marine Fondin and Julie Racaud
DIN-DIN ECAL/Julien Lindt, Thomas Blaser and Eugénie Perrin
DIN-DIN ECAL/Julien Lindt, Thomas Blaser and Eugénie Perrin

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DRRRRING ECAL/Noémie Soriano
4 Théo Blanchard et Noémie Soriano.jpg
TRRRRRR ECAL/Théo Blanchard and Noémie Soriano
GLING ECAL/Manon Novelli and Stéfanie Kay
GLING ECAL/Manon Novelli and Stéfanie Kay

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DONG ECAL/Marine Fondin
7 Alan Schopfer et Marina Kottler.jpg
MHHHH ECAL/Alan Schopfer and Marina Kottler
8 Théodore Simon et Victorine Lefevre.jpg
BRAOUM ECAL/Théodore Simon and Victorine Lefevre
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PIOU-PIOU ECAL/Jillian Reichlin
11 Juri Römmel et Kieran Young.jpg
TSING-TSING ECAL/Juri Römmel and Kieran Young
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DILILILILING ECAL/Elie Eliez