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Beyond The Screen

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Beyond The Screen

Workshop with Angelo Benedetto, Martial Grin

Beyond the screen - is a series of interactive machines developed by students in their first year of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL. These systems are inspired by the relationship between instructions and execution within a computer system. These machines create text through a modular typographic system.

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

Studio project with Elie Fazel, Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Teaming up with iconic Finnish furniture company Artek, Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of designer Julie Richoz, present a collection of playful objects for children made from salvaged b-quality, rejected and half- finished materials and offcuts. Staying true to the spirit of Artek and its founders, the products promote conscious manufacturing and seek to highlight the natural materials that have gone into producing these designs.

Visual Arts Option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Visual Arts Option

PP – Option Courses with Alfredo Aceto

Collective project with Thomas Liu Le Lann and Alfredo Aceto

COLLABORATION WITH LA PRAIRIE 2021

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

COLLABORATION WITH LA PRAIRIE 2021

Collaboration with Stefano Panterotto (Panter&Tourron), Alexis Tourron (Panter&Tourron)

The packaging of tomorrow La Prairie pursues its partnership with ECAL students to conceptualise the packaging of the tomorrow. Through this partnership with the renowned Swiss University in Art and Design, La Prairie nurtures creativity and promotes emerging talents shaping the future of smart design.

Fogo Island Plastic Free Kites

PRODUCT DESIGN

Fogo Island Plastic Free Kites

Workshop with Camille Blin, Maxwell Ashford, Anthony Guex, Anniina Koivu

Fogo, nicknamed ‘a rock in the ocean’ is a small island situated off Newfoundland, Canada. As a part of a larger on-going semester project, 2nd Year Master Product Design students of ECAL, completed a short, fun, few day workshop, utilising one of the most abundant resources on the island - wind. Working in collaboration with the ShoreFast Foundation - an organisation working in numerous avenues to create a sustainable economy on the island, students developed plastic free kites. Fogo Island has the intention of becoming completely plastic free in the coming years and as their tourist numbers increase memorabilia of this special place are in higher demand. The developed kites are therefore to be made on the island and intended for the Fogo Island Workshop gift shop. Using Birch Wood, Ripstop Organic Cotton and hemp fibre string the students created a range of designs, taking reference from the unique features of the island.

OPTION MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

FOUNDATION YEAR

OPTION MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

PP – Option Courses with Romain Collaud

Specific graphic work for a website interface based on various contents of Wikipedia pages. The objective is to bring a new point of view and a reinterpretation of the information through original graphic layouts.

Cinema

FOUNDATION YEAR

Cinema

PP – Option Courses with Julia Bünter

Pierre, atelier portrait documentaire, David Gonseth Nomade, atelier portrait documentaire, Camille Surdez Souvenir d’un grand père sous l’occupation, Artémis Andréadis

Workshop Jan Vorisek

FINE ARTS

Workshop Jan Vorisek

Workshop by Caroline Bischoff, Louis Fontaine, Giada Gollin, Olivia Handschin, Amina Loumachi, Clara Luna, Axel Mattart, Achille Meier, Charlie Schär, Jamie Soria, Nayla Younes, Mayalène de Roquemaurel

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Workshop Emmanuelle Lainé

FINE ARTS

Workshop Emmanuelle Lainé

Workshop by Charlie Jannes, Romain Rochat, Céleste Meylan, Baptiste Schaerer, Romane Roy, Mariana Isler, Noemi Leneman, Anna Kawahara, Tom Grbic, Julie Wuhrmann

Contexte

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

FILM STUDIES

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

Studio project with Guillaume Brac

The 2022 documentary workshop was lead by Guillaume Brac. In partnership with the Lausanne Sport!

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

Diploma project by Caterina Valletta

Since ancient times, cutlery has always featured in light-hearted, shared moments around the dining room table. Yet, it has always been considered as purely functional, designed for savouring and appreciating dishes and very often relegated to the background, unlike plates and glasses, as we forget its importance from an aesthetic point of view. Up & Down offers to revisit cutlery by creating a non-traditional set with a strong character. Starting with a 2D cut-out on a steel plate, a small detail raises the cutlery so that it does not touch the surface, thus solving a problem that is both functional and aesthetic.

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Alexis Perron-Corriveau – Flip Off

Diploma project by Alexis Perron-Corriveau

This project seeks to explore the world of sunglasses and its related fashion accessories. The side shields used for mountaineering glasses combined with the unique style of the cycling cap were the conceptual premises of this research. The reinterpretation of these elements gives this pair of sunglasses a distinctive chic, sporty look – a must-have accessory. Stand alone, these handmade glasses are versatile. However, the possibility of adding a visor easily, thanks to a magnetic clip, allows the wearer to be ready for action and stylish at the same time.

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ji Yeong Kim – Epiphany

Diploma project by Ji Yeong Kim

Epiphany refers to a sense of or insight into eternity that is suddenly experienced in ordinary and everyday objects. I wanted to create a meditation object for everyday life that attracts curiosity and encourages us to immerse ourselves in a meditative journey, as I believe in the saying “the unconscious determines our destiny”. The world of the human unconscious is an unknown one that many people try to reach through meditation. But we cannot meditate as often as monks. If you meditate a little every day in your daily life, you will feel a deep sense of peace. Inspired by amazing natural phenomena such as fire, water and fog, this project aims to help your mind stop for a moment and explore its subconscious.

Workshop Heidi News

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Heidi News

Workshop with Benoit Rossel, Arthur Lecoeur

Heïdi News asked the Ecal film department to create ten films based on a series of articles on the theme of food. The students had to make very short films of two to three minutes that could be broadcast on the newspaper's website and social networks.

André Andrade – Poster World

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

André Andrade – Poster World

Diploma project by André Andrade

Poster World is a design research project in collaboration with the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Through the museum’s archives of posters, one of the most extensive and important in the world, the project offers a new way of engaging the public with digitised heritage. It materialises in an interactive installation and offers automated associations of posters by combining metadata with artificial intelligence. Key visual features are isolated and graphically illustrated to make the associations explicit. The project opens perspectives on how to represent digitised heritage and how to engage the public. In collaboration with : CVLAB, Computer Vision Laboratory, at EPFL DHLAB, The Digital Humanities Laboratory, at EPFL

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Valentin Calame – Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques

Diploma project by Valentin Calame

Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques is a research project on the curation of digitised literary artefacts. Initiated by the Swiss National Library, it is structured around an online exhibition based on the archive of prominent critic Jean Starobinski. Through this project, I explored how to take advantage of emerging technologies to create alternative experiences for the public. Around concepts such as the “Aura” of digital artefacts, “Tangiality” and adaptive spaces, I was able to define parameters to increase cognitive gain, visitor engagement and emotional connection with digitised objects. The knowledge generated by this first exhibition will serve as a model for future iterations. In collaboration with : Apptitude SA Swiss National Library (NL)

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Design Research for Digital Innovation (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Romain Talou – Future Heritage

Diploma project by Romain Talou

Future Heritage investigates how to make long-term, high-density information storage technologies more tangible. Working in the context of cultural heritage, the project allows institutions to keep their archives alive using DNA data storage for generations to come. Through a process of design research, the Future Heritage project explores how to make this synthetic DNA storage relevant for institutions today and far into the future. The resulting DNA storage object is designed to withstand environmental and societal changes over the next two thousand years. Using nano-engraving and a semiological approach, the object gives tangible hints and previews of the rich content that lies within it. In collaboration with : Claude Nobs Fondation Swiss National Library (NL)

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

Diploma project by Gala Espel

What will future archaeological discoveries look like? What meaning will they give our present time through the objects that will have been unearthed? Archéologie du futur (Archaeology of the Future) is a futuristic project featuring a series of objects that give a prospective representation of our material footprint. This project uses photogrammetry – a common tool in archaeology – to scan existing items and, based on these, to create, recompose and think up a possible scenario. A plant wraps around a container eroded by time. A shell fossilises around a metallic rod. A set of objects is created evoking a future where industrial forms are eventually taken over by nature. In time, this digital collection will materialise into silverware and jewellery made with this technology applied to design.

Kévin Goury – Intersection

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Kévin Goury – Intersection

Diploma project by Kévin Goury

Intersection explores the work of lines with glass. The project takes shape through a dialogue between designer and craftsperson. This set of vases, divisible into three parts, provides containers that can be adapted to all types of flowers. Small and compact bouquet, traditional container or soliflore. Each piece is decorated with colourful motifs. These are the result of graphic research on the weave and creation by accumulation. Through conversations and experimentation with the glassblower, they grow in shape, size and shades to adapt to the practice of this unique material. The superimposed motifs respond to one another and create new ones when assembled. At this moment, the vase takes on a totemic and sculptural aspect that livens up the room it occupies. Photo credit: Samuel Spreyz

Briac Laforge – Time in Balance

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Briac Laforge – Time in Balance

Diploma project by Briac Laforge

Having spent a year in Switzerland and being interested in the world of watchmaking, I naturally turned to this universe for my graduation project. I liked the idea of using the codes of Swiss watchmaking to adapt them to my work. For my graduation project, I sought to create an object using the precision, details and materials of various Swiss manufactures. The final object is a mobile clock with two balanced hands. The appearance of the object is simple and ethereal, due to the small number of visible parts. Nevertheless, the mobile hides a complex mechanism inside. The goal was to intrigue the user by creating a magical effect with these two balanced hands. Depending on the light, it is possible to read the time thanks to the shadow cast by the object on the ground.

Seungmok Lee – Play Collection for Picnic

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Seungmok Lee – Play Collection for Picnic

Diploma project by Seungmok Lee

My project is based on a personal experience in Switzerland. Whenever I go for a picnic in parks or by the lake in Switzerland, I see people playing cards on the train or giant chess in the park with their family and friends. There is always a joyful atmosphere and a sense of happiness around them. That is why I decided to design this Play collection for picnic. I used sustainable materials like cork and paper, but at the same time, I sought to keep the aesthetics of the object. A thing of long-lasting beauty is engraving. Not only does it reduce chemical ink for printing but it also allows people to feel the contrast between light and shadow through the object.

Clementine Le Guerec – Contact

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Clementine Le Guerec – Contact

Diploma project by Clementine Le Guerec

Contact is a collection of various visors that play with the notion of the gaze. After the recent pandemic, the majority of our interactions and emotions are read through the eyes. They play a key role in our interactions but we sometimes feel the need to isolate ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world. Inspired by different hat shapes, each model is designed according to a precise functional principle and plays with the gaze. The intention through this exploration of functional, hybrid and playful forms is to allow the wearer to play with the gaze of others, as well as to isolate him- or herself and create a bubble through the feeling of comfort and security that these accessories can provide. Contact protects you as well as it reveals you.

Roxanne Del Val – Noue-moi un bijou

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Roxanne Del Val – Noue-moi un bijou

Diploma project by Roxanne Del Val

When I started climbing, I had to learn the various knots. I immediately liked their shape, but also their meaning: they catch us if we fall, but they also allow us to move forward and progress on the climbing wall. Noue-moi un bijou (Tie me a jewel) is a collection of three items of jewellery inspired by climbing knots. I wanted to decontextualise them by using well-known types of jewellery such as rings, bracelets and necklaces. By modifying the shape of the knots, I created three pieces that wrap themselves around the hand, the finger and the chest. The jewellery is made of nylon paracord, to recall the primary inspiration of the collection. I also created small silver attachments that allow the jewellery to adjust to the shapes of the body.

Graphic design introduction

FOUNDATION YEAR

Graphic design introduction

Industrial design option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Industrial design option

Photography option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Photography option

Propedeutic Workshop

FOUNDATION YEAR

Propedeutic Workshop

Camille Dutoit – Eclipse

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Camille Dutoit – Eclipse

Diploma project by Camille Dutoit

Nowadays, we are constantly confronted with the vision of our appearance, whether through a reflection on a window, a mirror in a shop or even on the screens of our mobile phones. Halfway between a figurative and functional object, this table mirror enables people wishing to see themselves to measure the intensity of their reflection thanks to a circular surface coloured with a gradient from intense black to transparent. By rotating this disc, you can discover your own reflection in a poetic way, play with its intensity and admire yourself. Eclipse is also a figurative object. Indeed, thanks to the interplay of reflections and transparency, it has the advantage of being subtly present and enhancing the room in which it is placed.

Ömer Akkas – Chevron

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Ömer Akkas – Chevron

Diploma project by Ömer Akkas

This project is a study that aims to explore and design playful items of jewellery based on the link between the human body and jewellery in terms of emotions to create different shapes by rotating layers, a process inspired by traditional Turkish mosaics.

Yuoning Chien – Grid Collection

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Yuoning Chien – Grid Collection

Diploma project by Yuoning Chien

Based on basic graphic design elements, this research focuses on the functionality of graphic shapes from two- to three-dimensional objects. This is a collection of vases made with different grid arrangements. Whether on the floor or on a desk, they are crafted like an art sculpture. To put the flowers into the vase, make the vase work as a three-dimensional painting.

Charlotte Angéloz – Weave It

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Charlotte Angéloz – Weave It

Diploma project by Charlotte Angéloz

How does one create volumes using perforated material and fabric? This graphic and technical research focuses on the grid and weaving. I am interested in the construction of a volume from a graphic cut. The pattern cut into the leather gives rhythm to the creation and acts as a support for the weave. This helps create shapes and volumes. Following this research, I have chosen to design three bags that fit into a pop and colourful universe. The volumes created give the bag its shape and the place for the handles. The manufacturing system of these accessories allows for multiple possibilities. You can play with sizes and integrate various materials. You can also use scraps of fabric, recycled materials, and easily change parts when they are worn.

Graphic Design option

FOUNDATION YEAR

Graphic Design option

Typography

FOUNDATION YEAR

Typography

Photography

FOUNDATION YEAR

Photography

Dessin Créatif

FOUNDATION YEAR

Dessin Créatif

Cours de couleurs

FOUNDATION YEAR

Cours de couleurs

Atelier image

FOUNDATION YEAR

Atelier image

Séléction de projets selon les consignes Love Vole Vélo, Lost and Found et Pink Panther

Random?

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Random?

Workshop with Andreas Gysin, Sébastien Matos

Random ? – Workshop with Andreas Gysin The students worked on the concept of randomness to generate a series of patterns and drawings.

ECAL x On 2040

PRODUCT DESIGN

ECAL x On 2040

Studio project with Christophe Guberan, Margo Clavier

Master Product Design students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne have created, in collaboration with Swiss brand On Running, shoe soles of the future. Under the guidance of Christophe Guberan, guest designer of MA Product Design and support of Thilo Alex Brunner, head of design at On, students explored within the context of the year 2040, concept shoe soles. The outcomes range from exploring the use of new materials and processes, to reinterpreting and re-contextualising common place aspects of todays world, all with a focus on future performance. A select number of the designs were developed into elaborate prototypes and exhibited at On’s new headquarters in Zurich in collaboration with works from other ECAL MA’s photography and Type Design.

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

ON 2040 - MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Collaboration with Maxime Guyon

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

TYPE DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER TYPE DESIGN

Collaboration with Larissa Kasper

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

PRODUCT DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

Collaboration with Christophe Guberan, Camille Blin

Following a collaboration with the Swiss avant-garde brand On, ECAL is proud to present the interdisciplinary work carried out jointly by the 2nd year students of the Product Design, Photography and Type Design Masters.

Partnerships with Mec-Art

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Partnerships with Mec-Art

Partnership with Nicolas Le Moigne

Within the framework of the partnership between ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne and Mec-Art (Pour la Mécanique d'Art), the students of the Master in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship had the opportunity to visit the manufactures and meet the artisans based in the town of Sainte-Croix. This region of the Franco-Swiss Jura arc gathers a great deal of know-how in watchmaking and art mechanics and is now part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. These visits and encounters should enable the students of the ECAL program to create simple and fun mechanical parts that will illustrate the various skills specific to the region, such as automatons, music boxes or watchmaking.

Partnership with the FHH

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Partnership with the FHH

Partnership with Nicolas Le Moigne

For many years, the ECAL and the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) have worked together regularly on activities or projects related to the watchmaking world: - Annual visits to the Watches & Wonders watch fair in Geneva; - Participation of the students in a workshop (assembling and reassembling each component of the mechanical movement of a watch); - Collaboration on exhibition projects; - Collaboration on research projects (publications, ...).

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

Studio project with Elie Fazel, Christian Spiess

In collaboration with renowned Swiss bicycle brand BMC, second year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of the programme, and Christian Spiess, Swiss designer and bicycle aficionado, present a collection of handy and colourful accessories for the modern daily bike commute.

Diploma jury 2022

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Diploma jury 2022

Other

Jury : Céline Vogt, Head of Education, Michelangelo Foundation, Geneva Chiara Anelli, Communication Director, Hermès Switzerland, Geneva Philippe Malouin, Designer, London Prix De Bethune : Camille Dutoit

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Jamy Herrmann – Memogram

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio

Today, for many, the memories that remain are only those of images taken with digital cameras. Through this continuous storage process, we offload those moments by trusting instantaneous backups. Memogram challenges this delegation by offering a time capsule in the form of tickets, accompanying our memories with textual clues. www.memogram.ch

Nora Fatehi – Mirror Me-rror

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Nora Fatehi – Mirror Me-rror

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio

In an environment where the line between digital and tangible is becoming increasingly thin, having an existence in immaterial spaces implies shaping and maintaining an avatar that is often created in one’s own image. Living in these in-between worlds inevitably leads to the development of a more or less strong connection with one’s own digital representations. This is notably the case of my own avatar, with whom I share more than just a well-defined clothing style. In Mirror Me-rror, she and I become one. By using my physical and digital data to influence her abilities as my “virtual self”, I find myself constantly connected to her. With this project, I question the relationship that each of us nurtures with our digital identities and offer a gamified perspective of our own lives.

Marine Dang – For the Times They Are a-Changin’

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marine Dang – For the Times They Are a-Changin’

Diploma project by Marine Dang

For the Times They Are a-Changin’ is a graphic interpretation of the play PRLMNT written by Camille de Toledo in 2017. The anticipatory fiction is divided into two parts: the first one is set in a capitalist system with unlimited expansion and power, while the second one seeks resilience and recognition of the rights of non-humans. The challenge of this publication is to bring these ideologies into dialogue, to offer a parallel reading of the two scripts. To do this, I experimented with the materiality of the object. Through the choice of formats, papers and fonts, I both oppose and mix these statements. Through images, I offer new settings for the play, taking the audience into the ruins of their own world. www.marinedang.ch

Mélanie Fontaine – Latent*

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Mélanie Fontaine – Latent*

Diploma project with Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio

The mirroring system of instant messaging implies the presumed availability of the interlocutor. However, while waiting for a response, certain questions become recurrent: “Alex is online, why isn’t he answering? What is he doing?” Latent* is a chat application that allows you to converse with your friends by developing the context of the discussion and what is not said. Just like theatre, it fuels the conversation by adding didascalies generated according to the collected data (response time, location). By highlighting the unsaid parts of an exchange, the generated reading mode enriches the discussion, creates poetic tension, and allows the interlocutors to become the characters of their own play. www.melaniefontaine.ch

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