ECAL Digital Market

ECAL Digital Market

In partnership with the 3D printing company Formlabs, ECAL Master Product Design students present a range of innovative everyday life objects, produced through a print farm within the exhibition and sold directly on site. Projects from ECAL faculty and alumni are also available. The concept was imagined by Camille Blin, head of the Master Product Design, and Christophe Guberan, ECAL tutor.  ECAL has turned Spazio Orso 16, a 17th century Milanese palazzo, into a contemporary production site and retail shop inspired by a new vision of digital manufacturing. Lately, most of the product design research into 3D printing has been focusing on new technologies and the shapes they can generate. The idea of this project is to present digital manufacturing as an industrial production tool thanks to a print farm composed of numerous machines printing the same pieces simultaneously. “ECAL Digital Market” offers functional and well-designed everyday objects, created by Master Product Design students as well as by a selection of ECAL-related designers (faculty members and alumni). The project looks into the possibilities of production on demand. It examines the changing environment of manufacturing processes, it emphasizes how fast and transparent today’s design industry could become, and experiments with new design details that are too intricate to achieve with traditional manufacturing techniques. Finally, “ECAL Digital Market” highlights the role of the designer in this new production cycle. Thanks to the 3D printers and know-how provided by Formlabs, a large variety of objects such as combs, tape dispensers, mechanical pencils, shoehorns, coat hooks, scissors, spinning tops, shelves and many more are produced and sold on site by the students. The digital files of the objects can also be purchased online:  www.ecal-digital-market.ch

Workshop (2018)

Professors
Camille Blin, Christophe Guberan, Anthony Guex

In partnership with the 3D printing company Formlabs, ECAL Master Product Design students present a range of innovative everyday life objects, produced through a print farm within the exhibition and sold directly on site. Projects from ECAL faculty and alumni are also available. The concept was imagined by Camille Blin, head of the Master Product Design, and Christophe Guberan, ECAL tutor.

ECAL has turned Spazio Orso 16, a 17th century Milanese palazzo, into a contemporary production site and retail shop inspired by a new vision of digital manufacturing. Lately, most of the product design research into 3D printing has been focusing on new technologies and the shapes they can generate. The idea of this project is to present digital manufacturing as an industrial production tool thanks to a print farm composed of numerous machines printing the same pieces simultaneously. “ECAL Digital Market” offers functional and well-designed everyday objects, created by Master Product Design students as well as by a selection of ECAL-related designers (faculty members and alumni).

The project looks into the possibilities of production on demand. It examines the changing environment of manufacturing processes, it emphasizes how fast and transparent today’s design industry could become, and experiments with new design details that are too intricate to achieve with traditional manufacturing techniques.

Finally, “ECAL Digital Market” highlights the role of the designer in this new production cycle. Thanks to the 3D printers and know-how provided by Formlabs, a large variety of objects such as combs, tape dispensers, mechanical pencils, shoehorns, coat hooks, scissors, spinning tops, shelves and many more are produced and sold on site by the students. The digital files of the objects can also be purchased online: www.ecal-digital-market.ch


Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

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Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
Exhibition view (Vitra Design Museum) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Exhibition view (Spazio Orso 16) ECAL/Calypso Mahieu
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Clips  ECAL/Eva-Maria Beer
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Stem Vase  Julie Richoz
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Cufflinks  Alberto Meda
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Lego Parts  Christian Spiess
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Clothes Hook  Sebastian Wrong
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Buttons  ECAL/Kohei Kojima
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Scissors  ECAL/Miji Noh
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Drafting Pencil  ECAL/Margherita Banch
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Sucking Vase  Chris Kabel
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Ballpoint Pen  Christophe Guberan  & Dominic Schlögel
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Shoehorn  ECAL/Ignacio Merino
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Pen  Tomás Alonso
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Ruler  ECAL/Sebastian Maluska
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Smartphone Cover  ECAL/Thomas Missé
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Brooch  ECAL/Jana Marlene Lippert
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Box  Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard
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Bottle Opener  Michel Charlot
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Candle Holder  Alexis Georgacopoulos
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Coat Peg  ECAL/Ignacio Merino
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Magic Tape Dispenser  Industrial Facility
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Ear Clips  Pauline Deltour
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Black Bird  Tomas Kral
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Flint  Thilo Alex Brunner & Jörg Mettler
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Round Tray  ECAL/Oscar Estrada  & Mu-Hau Kao
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Clothes Hook   Adrien Rovero
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Tape Dispenser  ECAL/Oscar Estrada
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Wall Shelf  ECAL/Alexandre Picciotto
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Flying Spinning Top  ECAL/Jakob Reuter
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Vessel  ECAL/Byongseon Bae
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Ear Clips  ECAL/Youjung Jeong
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Stationery Tray  Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
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Comb  ECAL/Chelsea Park
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Smjör  Brynjar Sigurðarson
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Coat Hook  ECAL/Victor Moynier
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Picture Frame  ECAL/Yesul Jang
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Spinning Top  Nicholai Wiig Hansen
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Pea Whistle  Anthony Guex
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Bracelet  Carolien Niebling & Olli Hirvonen
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Whistle  Big-Game
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Moon  Jörg Boner
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Small Tray  Camille Blin