For its 14th edition, Langenthal Designers’
Saturday offers carte blanche to the ECAL/
University of Art and Design Lausanne.
It provides the setting for the ECAL to present
its exhibition entitled “Low-Tech Factory”, a selection of machines designed by Bachelor’s students of Industrial Design
and Product at a workshop led by designer Chris Kabel.
At Langenthal, factories are omnipresent.
For this carte blanche, it seemed to us natural
to ask students to look at showcasing the
manufacturing process of an object, from the
machine to the finished product. They therefore
experimented with simple and ingenious shaping
methods such as moulding, thermoforming
and knitting to obtain finished products.
“Low-Tech Factory” tackles the subject of
automatic production beloved by designers,
bringing together six entertaining machines
which throughout the exhibition produce hats, sacks, lamps, and even popcorn!
Anaïs Benoit Dignac,
soft goods / accessories,