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Laure Wasser – Eventa

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Laure Wasser – Eventa

Diploma project by Laure Wasser

Eventa is an adapted diary that is designed for elderly people with cognitive problems, particularly relating to memory, and can be essential in enabling them to remain independent in their own home while offering complete peace of mind. On a tablet of their choice, elderly people use a digital app that enables them to contact their loved ones by text message or phone call. It also provides them with a diary that emits sounds to remind them of their daily events. The simplified keyboard is integrated into the shell of the tablet. It allows direct, non-touch navigation in the application. The device evolves as the disease worsens. In addition, caregivers and relatives can easily interact with Eventa by text message or by adding events to monitor the patient.

Sophie van der Bij – Deky

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sophie van der Bij – Deky

Diploma project by Sophie van der Bij

Deky is a plaid-like garment for elderly people who are often cold. Its loose and enveloping shape allows seniors to keep warm and dress effortlessly using Velcro and colour coding. It is also ideal for elderly people with limited movement: caregivers can take off the back buttons to dress the person easily. The back is shorter than the front, allowing Deky to be worn seated without inconvenience and without disrupting daily actions. The quilted fabric is made of light and warm polyester foam covered with soft and fluid gabardine. Deky is an everyday companion to facilitate the life of elderly people by keeping them warm and providing a feeling of security and comfort.

Célia Tourette – OneStall

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Célia Tourette – OneStall

Diploma project by Célia Tourette

Several problems have been mentioned to me by market sellers: there are too many separate items, the set-up time is too long, the stand is often too expensive, transportation is inconvenient, and sometimes the umbrellas fly away or get soaked with water. OneStall is a market stall. Easily assembled and disassembled, it includes a textile roof and trays to display your goods. All in one, its structure is light thanks to the aluminium profiles that can be screwed together. To prevent them from getting lost, the screws are held in place by circlips. The stand can be levelled on a sloping floor by using adjustable feet. Finally, the beaded fabric protects the vendor, the merchandise and the consumers from the sun and the rain.

Constance Thiessoz – MBK

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Constance Thiessoz – MBK

Diploma project by Constance Thiessoz

MBK is a mobile bookshop that moves around to promote and sell books easily. This bookshop can be used for a temporary indoor or outdoor event such as a book fair, an exhibition or a design week. Its compact structure, on wheels, makes it easy to transport and move. MBK is composed of a display for books that unfolds on one side and on the other side a seat that also unfolds to browse the books. In the centre of the structure, drawers are placed to store them. An umbrella can be integrated in the centre of the bookshop to provide shelter from the sun.

Noémie Soriano – Matalàs

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Noémie Soriano – Matalàs

Diploma project by Noémie Soriano

Every year more than 30 million mattresses are thrown away in Europe. Despite the establishment of dismantling centres, only half of these mattresses are recycled. Those whose materials cannot be separated end up incinerated. This is due to the excessive use of glue and the mixing of different materials. Matalàs offers an alternative to this problem by taking into account its recycling from the design stage. Designed in three parts, it facilitates the extraction of wool and springs, thus becoming part of a circular economy.

Theodore Simon – Lari

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Theodore Simon – Lari

Diploma project by Theodore Simon

During my previous studies in micro-engineering, my curiosity for the technical nature of production was sharpened, particularly towards the elasticity of different materials. Lari stems from research on compliant mechanisms which make use of that elasticity to provide motion, thus reducing the number of parts, simplifying production and facilitating recycling. This kitchen scale, entirely made of plastic, consists of two parts. The item to be weighed is disposed on the tray which is linked to the base by two flexible parallel beams. This allows the tray to remain level. The other part is a flexible indicator actuated by the movement of the tray which allows calibration to zero by sliding in the base.

Anaïs Rochat – Brise

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Anaïs Rochat – Brise

Diploma project by Anaïs Rochat

Brise is a lounge chair made of wood and mesh allowing for better air circulation. Nowadays, heat waves are becoming more and more frequent. The first ones to suffer are the elderly as it is harder for them to regulate their body heat. Since they spend most of their days resting, I decided to rework their chair with a focus on cooling. By replacing the foam and the traditional layers with perforated fabric, the seat reduces the contact of the material with the skin. This way, air can circulate and guarantee better cooling.

Jillian Reichlin – Sileo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jillian Reichlin – Sileo

Diploma project by Jillian Reichlin

Sileo is a social design project based on the “housing first” principle, which aims to provide homeless people with a roof so that they can reintegrate society. Starting from an existing frame hut, the challenge was to design a 10m2 interior to make it a pleasant place to live at a low cost. The project consists of four individual cabins containing a bed with storage, a wardrobe, a mirror, a removable desk, a chair and shelves. All these elements have been designed in Swiss spruce wood and are arranged in the cabin in such a way as to take up as little space as possible. Two other huts serve as a common kitchen and a common bathroom. This place is intended to be supervised by a Geneva association for the homeless.

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alex Nguyen – Potential Objects

Diploma project by Alex Nguyen

Potential Objects is a project in the form of a video game/digital tool in virtual reality. The game invites users to a fictional world in which they can move and design objects from a library of elements that can be linked together. In order to have varied results regarding the produced objects, people will be able to integrate pieces designed by previous users when creating a new object.

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Agnes Murmann – NOE – Silent Table

Diploma project by Agnes Murmann

The acoustics in a room have a large impact on our well-being. Restaurants often have to take measures to improve the acoustics. Noe is a table for restaurants that takes on this task. It absorbs sound through its structure. It is constructed similar to a boat to create a cavity in the table top. The Helmholtz effect comes into play during absorption – sound penetrates through the openings, resonates in the cavity and is converted into heat. This means that no porous materials need to be added and the table remains hygienic. The table is made entirely of wood, with a plywood table top and fine lamellas on the underside of the table. This design keeps the table light physically but also visually, so it fits well in different restaurants.

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Stéphane Mischler – Zénith

Diploma project by Stéphane Mischler

We have all been on a date at a café on a terrace and realised that the table at which we are sitting is wobbly or leaning. Sometimes the problem is easily solved by moving the table, but sometimes you have to be patient, at the risk of ruining your date. In order to solve this problem, I created Zenith, a coffee table whose foot can be oriented according to the slope thanks to a ball joint so that the tabletop remains perfectly horizontal. This problem is solved with a click, allowing the user to enjoy the present moment.

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Kim Lissy – Pragmatic Gear

Diploma project by Kim Lissy

Pragmatic Gear is a brand that recovers scraps and end of rolls from various companies in Switzerland. The patterns are designed to be waste-free. I experimented with this by first presenting bags and then, in a second phase, I integrated garments for my degree. Each typology of garment and bag is constructed in the same way but with different textiles, resulting in a variety of falls and uses. The pieces are exclusive and limited in number according to arrivals.

Anaïs Lehmann – Line

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Anaïs Lehmann – Line

Diploma project by Anaïs Lehmann

We all know about the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans, but did you know that there is even more plastic in our soils? This is what the latest report from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) has revealed. Indeed, with its pots, nets, and various types of films, plastic is everywhere in the food-processing industry and our agricultural land is polluted by micro-particles. Line is a reusable and 100% natural alternative to plastic mulching film. Made from linen oiled with linseed oil, it is extremely durable and does not release any chemical particles into the soil. Its woven or folding strip systems offer great flexibility of use for various types of planting with variable spacing.

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nima Kaufmann – Résilience

Diploma project by Nima Kaufmann

Used as a set or as independent accessories, the Resilience project brings together the four elements of jewellery. The main part of the research focuses on the clasp, spotlighting an element that represents the only functional aspect of the jewel. This attraction for connector elements results from the work that saw me combine the practices that materialise my daily life: design and jewellery. This story of alloys and connections is also a physical story of contrasts between the cold and resistant properties of the steel that compose it, which are attenuated by the areas intended for gripping the item of jewellery, which are made of technical ceramics. Visual and sensory contrasts thus bear witness to industrial interventions, which are generally foreign to the world of jewellery.

Gabriel Hafner – La vie est une pause

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Gabriel Hafner – La vie est une pause

Diploma project by Gabriel Hafner

Both for the person who dares to take a quick nap and for the envious colleague who would also like a little shuteye, dozing off at the office is often seen in a negative light. The need to hide from the gaze of others to take a nap was the starting point of this project which concludes my years of study at ECAL. This project features a deckchair equipped with textile sails that allows the user to withdraw for a nap. Intended for semi-public spaces such as schools, open spaces and libraries, this second space offers the user a feeling of intimacy, without isolating the person completely from his or her surroundings.

Léon Félix – Versatile – Système 01

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Léon Félix – Versatile – Système 01

Diploma project by Léon Félix

By seeking to respond to the same constraints as my father, a custom furniture manufacturer, I have defined a system and a standardised production logic. Versatile is a modular furniture system that can be adapted for various domestic uses. The project addresses the evolution of the family business and the question of its transmission. It concludes four years of study in industrial design by mixing craft and design, heritage and learning.

Alexandre Desarzens – Mano

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alexandre Desarzens – Mano

Diploma project by Alexandre Desarzens

Mano is a workbench designed to fit into the cargo area of a cargo bike. By offering a storage space as well as a work surface, it helps transform the bicycle into a mobile workshop. Faced with the various nuisances caused by road traffic, cities are increasingly favouring soft mobility over conventional vehicles. Mano offers an alternative to commercial vehicles, allowing craftspeople to move around the city without hindrance.

Timothée Lehmann – LL Rack

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Timothée Lehmann – LL Rack

Diploma project by Timothée Lehmann

The objects are made of recycled tires, a material that is usually burned and not reused as no one knows how to reuse it. It helps protect the bike and the existing furniture. In the summer, many people use bicycles, and the space to park them quickly becomes saturated. LL Rack is an alternative system that helps create parking spots for bikes on urban furniture, such as poles or lampposts. This series of three objects can be used on larger or smaller diameters. The tires slip like a sock into a stainless-steel piece to make it difficult to steal the bike.

Yann Cistac – Desalinated Water Shower

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Yann Cistac – Desalinated Water Shower

Diploma project by Yann Cistac

This public shower, located on the beach, uses desalinated water, which is pumped directly from the sea. The desalination system, powered by solar energy, produces 60L of clear water per hour. The base houses a metal casing that protects all the components. Once desalinated, the water is stored in a 1000L tank. A press on the tap triggers a 10-second flow. The aim of this project is to popularise the principle of desalination by introducing it into our daily lives. The exhibition of the elements helps showcase the system to the public.

Emma Casella – Newo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Emma Casella – Newo

Diploma project by Emma Casella

Newo is a kit for newborns made of Swiss wool. The product is inspired by the Finnish Baby Box, a kit subsidised by the state to help young mothers in need. Through this product, the goal is to enhance the value of Swiss wool, which has been in crisis for several years after the loss of its main customer, the Swiss army. This material needs regular new demand, which could be satisfied if the Swiss Confederation endorsed Newo.

Paul Carluy – Waspy Stoner Couch

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Paul Carluy – Waspy Stoner Couch

Diploma project by Paul Carluy

“I want the most comfortable stoner couch.” Eli asked me to create a stoner couch for his brand ERL. I chose to break down this bulky and all too often opaque object. Layers of covering are added on a tubular steel structure. The sofa is thus superimposed with different textiles, materials and volumes as if it were clothing. In the summer, a single thin layer is sufficient, while in the winter, you put on your puffy jacket. With each new layer, there is a new object. You can go from a Butterfly lounger to an upholstered armchair that you can sink into. The choice of covering can be both functional and stylistic.

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Frederik Buchmann – Mush.Room

Diploma project by Frederik Buchmann

In a society that is constantly producing and consuming and where planned obsolescence is built into any products, we have to question the way we use things. Furniture from current Olympic Games is often discarded or sold after two weeks of use. Mush.Room offers a durable and economical furniture solution for short-lived events. Consisting of five essential pieces, this family of objects meets the basic needs of a room for a short stay. The material, mycelium composite, is a mixture of hemp fibre and fungus. The whole is heat pressed and the ladder acts as a binder. As a result, these units do not contain formaldehyde adhesives that are harmful to health and nature. The components are locally sourced and will be able to continue their life cycle after composting without leaving a trace on the planet.

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

Diploma project by Marine Bouvard

Interested by objects as evidence of a specific civilisation and culture, I returned to Provence to identify what characterises my culture and what underlies my identity. Mistral is an ode to the sun, to shadows, to strolling, and to time that lasts. I carried out research around a natural material: the straw. I met a hat-maker who passed on her knowledge and skills to me, and I designed a collection of objects that play with shadows, resulting in the creation of hats that are easy to carry around, so that you can take a bit of the South wherever you go.

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Fanny Bichet – Gassy

Diploma project by Fanny Bichet

Let us consider time as a tool. In a space-time, a series of events, phenomena and transformations take place. Consuming seasonal products means respecting the natural life cycle of agricultural products. Fermentation is a preservation process that improves the nutrients of fruits and vegetables over time while developing an umami taste. This project consists of a series of three jars for lacto-fermentation. The shape and function refers to the hourglass. In one direction, liquid and solid combine: fermentation is in progress. In the other, they are separated for easy serving. Accompanied by a booklet with ten recipes, it is used following a seasonal cycle to prolong and enhance our pleasure when consuming our favourite products.

Clara Bertière – Yum

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Clara Bertière – Yum

Diploma project by Clara Bertière

During a visit at the CHUV, I noticed that there were no specific dishes for small children. Parents most often have to bring their own glasses or cutlery. This is why I created Yum, a set of tableware accessories for hospitalised children. The silicone set includes a children’s plate rim for children who can only use one arm, a holder for glass jars, and handles to slide over cutlery which help improve the child’s grip. With Yum, children are more autonomous and eating becomes more enjoyable thanks to the colours and shapes. Meals become a moment of conviviality with the handles of the cutlery that turn into playful companions!

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Masen Al-Saghir – Jabal

Diploma project by Masen Al-Saghir

Jabal is a collection of plastic-free, repairable and recyclable mountain jackets. It consists of a jacket and a down jacket. The fastening has been redesigned with a fold system, without zips. It also allows the width of the jacket to be adjusted according to the number of layers worn. Jabal is made entirely of durable materials: high-density woven cotton, waxed cords and aluminium fasteners. The seams are heat-sealed with natural adhesive. The down jacket is filled with milkweed, a plant that is as light as feather but twice as insulating. No chemicals or watering are required for its production. The materials can be separated for easy recycling. Resin-impregnated patches are provided to repair snags.

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dario Aguet – R-D Earbuds

Diploma project by Dario Aguet

My graduation project is a set of earbuds that can be taken apart, designed to provide easy access to all the internal components so that they may be replaced and disassembled in order to be recycled. There are hundreds of wireless earbuds in the world, of all shapes and sizes, which cannot be repaired and at the end of their lives are seldom recycled. The design of these earbuds relates to the concept of disassemblability so that consumers can change parts if they break and do not have to buy a new product. At the end of the product’s life, every material can be easily disassembled and recycled. These considerations, which are the result of decisions made at the product design stage, justify my approach to design.

Lucie Herter – R2Home

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Lucie Herter – R2Home

Diploma project by Lucie Herter

Every day, 1800 radiosondes are sent into the atmosphere to collect data and make weather forecasts. However, only 20% of the instruments are recovered worldwide. R2Home is a solution developed by Yohan Hadjil, EPFL student, to address this problem. It features a fully autonomous paragliding robot that navigates to a precise landing spot determined by the user. More information on www.r2ho.me. My project focuses on the development of the shell that protects the mechanism from the cold, the rain and shocks. It is mainly made of expanded polypropylene. The shell consists of two parts that can be assembled using PET pieces. All materials can be easily recycled. Intuitive design, easily replaceable parts, environmentally friendly and reusable, R2Home is the next generation of radiosondes.

Alternative Measuring Tools

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alternative Measuring Tools

Workshop with Manuel Krebs (NORM), Elie Fazel

Measuring, it seems, is one of the dominant concerns of modern society. We measure ourselves, our weight, our height, our temperature, from head to toe, from collar size to shoe size. We measure what is around us, from tiny to incredibly large. We measure time (from seconds to lifetimes), we measure the familiar (length, weight, volume) and the unusual (sound, radiation, voltage), we have measurement systems for everyday life and for experts. For this workshop, the students of the Bachelor Industrial Design have developed alternative measuring devices.

Junkyard Diving

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Junkyard Diving

Workshop with Philippe Malouin, Silvio Rebholz

"Form follows function" is an expression attributed to the modernist architect Louis Sullivan. It is a statement that is quite relevant to industrial design. On the other hand, form can sometimes also determine function in a process of reverse exploration. During the workshop with Philippe Malouin, students were encouraged to look for new functions inspired by forms found in a metal recycling center. In this process, random discoveries and associations were made to generate a new and surprising vocabulary of forms.

Marine Fondin – U-Lift

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Fondin – U-Lift

Diploma project by Marine Fondin

The bike stand is a product that is systematically found in the workshops or garages of people who wish and like to maintain their motorbike at home. U-Lift innovates with a new design of this massive and cumbersome object, which aims to make it practical and compact so it may be taken into the world of motorbike travel. Greasing a chain or checking the oil level are essential maintenance tasks that must be carried out regularly on a motorbike, especially on long trips. These actions are not always easy to do when you do not have the right equipment. This product has been designed and adapted to offer the user the opportunity to carry out maintenance alone, in a simple and safe way.

Mariko Ito – Gestuelle

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Mariko Ito – Gestuelle

Diploma project by Mariko Ito

Gestuelle is a collection of perfume bottles that revisits the ritual of putting perfume on. With a classic spray, a fragrance is layered on the skin and you can feel the packets of molecules, while with slower and more extensive diffusion, fragrances seem immediately airier and more faceted. Each type of bottle invites you to delicately deposit the fragrance on the skin or hair with a gesture that embellishes the perfume in contact with the body. The blown and sandblasted glass container allows the natural colour of the liquid to shine through, while the cap offers a unique identity to each type of bottle in the collection.

Marina Kottler – Seen by Shadows

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marina Kottler – Seen by Shadows

Diploma project by Marina Kottler

Having a particular interest in research and curation, I have designed scenography to showcase a selection of objects in the shadows. This work is a continuation of my dissertation Une promenade dans l’ombre. My goal being to create a sensory exhibition, I based my work on Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows in which the author invites us to become aware of details that are only perceived in the shadows. Thanks to the latter, the senses are awakened, and objects offer their discreet beauty, imperceptible at first sight. Tanizaki writes: “We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.”

Julie Racaud – Fealing

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julie Racaud – Fealing

Diploma project by Julie Racaud

Fealing is a collection of creative tools whose development is based on the field of art therapy. The project features a therapeutic approach that uses creation as an intermediary, allowing people to express themselves in ways other than with words. In this theme, the creative process, the emotions, the sensations felt, and the personality are paramount. However, behind the artists’ tools lies a level of requirement and expectations that can potentially limit the user’s creativity. I have therefore chosen to offer original tools that allow us to transform this level of requirement into a quest for discovery and to help us express our creativity through different gestures, forms and textures.

Juri Römmel – CaddE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Juri Römmel – CaddE

Diploma project by Juri Römmel

Nowadays, many people work on electronic devices and this work can be done anywhere, since less physical material is required. Targeting those who work frequently from home and/or small spaces, CaddE becomes a functional bridge between work and daily life. CaddE is a portable and handy storage system with cable management made out of sheet metal. The built-in modular power strip allows users to choose the type of socket to be installed according to their appliances. The tray around the power strip helps to store the cables when not in use. Thanks to the automatic cable reel, the main power cable is quickly stowed away and always available at the right length. This project was developed in close cooperation with Lista Office AG.

Souhaïb Ghanmi – Elos

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Souhaïb Ghanmi – Elos

Diploma project by Souhaïb Ghanmi

In the Swiss meat industry, there are more than 230,000 tonnes of waste each year from slaughterhouses. I focus on the recycling of food waste, especially bones, which pollute by disintegrating, and thus use as much of the animal as possible. Bone is, for me, a forgotten and unexploited material despite its many properties. Elos is a range of switches and sockets using bone meal for its electrical insulation properties. The socket is inspired by the articulation of the head of a femur to accompany the cable and thus avoid wear and tear, and the organic shapes of the switches are inspired by the cut of long bones. A cover variant combining a cable reel and a phone charging station has been added to the collection.

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

Diploma project by Margaux Mandrou

The writing of my dissertation, devised as a creative anthropology of the curtain, drove me to make one myself. As an architectural object, the curtain has different ceiling heights, depending on the space in which it is located.  With the support of Elitis, I developed several solutions to tighten, raise, crease or relax the curtain – in short, to adjust it without ever having to cut it. The excess length affects its shape and volume. The system offers a new flexibility of adjustment and suspension.

Théo Blanchard – Roille

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Théo Blanchard – Roille

Diploma project by Théo Blanchard

The Roille chair is a response to the City of Lausanne’s desire to harmonise the design of restaurant terraces. The City plans to eliminate all plastic outdoor furniture and installations by 2022. Wooden and metal furniture will be preferred. The tubular structure and rolled aluminium sheeting make the chair very light. Its folding seat allows restaurant owners to keep the furniture on the terraces and/or to store them without water stagnation, making it easier for the waiters to set it up.

Julien Lindt – Jiko

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Julien Lindt – Jiko

Diploma project by Julien Lindt

Jiko is an outdoor wood-burning oven. It is inspired by African clay ovens known for their high efficiency in burning wood, which therefore have low CO2 emissions. I wanted to bring this object into our way of life, in our countries.  Domestic cooking is getting increasingly poor; I think we have lost the taste for cooking, especially with fire, which I think is the most beautiful and delicious way to cook food. Jiko is more ecological and just as efficient as our high-tech kitchens. Because of its modularity, it is easy to use and allows for a wide variety of cooking methods. In addition, its multi-directional shape allows people to gather together and create a friendly atmosphere.

Camille Donias – Chaise de cérémonie

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Camille Donias – Chaise de cérémonie

Diploma project by Camille Donias

A ceremonial chair, an assembly configuration in front of a lectern. In this range of inexpensive furniture, the chair, often covered with a Lycra cover, offers diversity to adapt to different events. This dialogue between structure and cover, between skeleton and skin appears essential. A stainless steel structure, at least, is required since it will be covered. Lightweight, the chairs are easily stacked and can be hooked together to form a multiple. A cover forms the seat and backrest. The movable armrests give the chair several shapes and uses. This movement contributes to the change of perception of the chair. Rethinking furniture that is sometimes despised, where the banal and ordinary become a defect.

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

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Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Hotels generate a lot of waste, especially by offering small bottles of shower gel and soaps that are never really finished. Ephemeral Soap is a complimentary set for hotels including several shampoos, body and hand soaps. What makes them so special? They only last as long as a shower and a hand wash. The ingredients are whipped to incorporate air. When heated, these small air bubbles expand, and the soap becomes six times larger, just like popcorn, with a foamy texture. It is then covered by a thin protective layer of solid soap to avoid packaging. The set also includes reusable bamboo boxes to distribute the soaps in every room.

Elie Eliez – S-Board

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Elie Eliez – S-Board

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

The S-Board is a small skateboard made of recycled plastic, designed to be directly produced on a small scale. It is a minimalist means of transport that I have been developing for several years. Perfectly adapted to the urban environment and travel, it has several advantages. It can be stored in a backpack or hand luggage, it takes up very little space on a bus and it allows you to juggle between public transport and pavements. The proximity of the axles makes it possible to rotate within a very small radius in order to slalom easily or dodge an obstacle over a short distance. Its thickness makes it an extremely solid object. Lightweight, it is cost-effective in terms of materials and offers a practical means of transport.

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

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Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Breathing Wall features raw clay building products developed for Swiss company Terrabloc, which specialises in compressed clay blocks. With excellent properties in terms of mechanical strength, durability and thermal inertia, the raw material comes from soil excavation waste from the French-speaking region of Switzerland, which is recycled into construction products. My approach aims to expand the catalogue of this company by designing two new blocks intended to be integrated into spaces: one for storage walls with multiple configurations and possible uses, the other to divide space while allowing light to pass through.

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Nowadays, we produce more and more waste. In an ecological and civic approach, composting areas have been developed in gardens and in composting centres. However, only 10% of this waste is truly recycled and composters do not offer solutions for apartments. T-Lom is a terracotta vermicomposter, designed for one to three people, to hang on your balcony. It takes up very little space and makes it easy to recover its precious juice, a powerful fertiliser for your plants.

Victorine Lefebvre – InSitu

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Victorine Lefebvre – InSitu

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Psychologists are sometimes called to work outside their offices: on site in case of traumatic events or in multipurpose offices, i.e. in places that are temporarily transformed into listening spaces. From their professional settings where everything has been carefully thought out, they find themselves in places imposed by circumstances. Having faced this situation myself, I noticed that makeshift environments can be uncomfortable and cann hinder open dialogue. InSitu is a device composed of a screen and a lamp, aimed at creating the appropriate atmosphere for a serene dialogue, which allows great modularity to better address issues of intimacy and security. The development of the project was the result of a dialogue between the reception of patients and the convenience of professionals.

Alan Schopfer – MoMo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alan Schopfer – MoMo

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

MoMo is a landing mat for beginner and intermediate bloc climbers. It is designed with several distinct sectors filled with recycled and crushed EVA and PU foam waste. Also, by controlling the air outlet, the mat reacts more or less densely depending on the impact. This system allows it to be as dense and compact as required, while still being comfortable and soft. It conforms to any surface and can easily cover rocks vertically. Its Cordura cover allows it to be handled, dragged, pushed and thrown over rocky terrain. Thanks to its air gap and carrying system, it can be rolled, hold equipment and carried on the back on steep paths.

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Ethical travel is becoming more and more common. During a hiking or biking trip, waste can be a major nuisance if not properly managed. Wastebag is a range of bags designed to manage this waste during nature trips. Their shape and materials have been chosen to be both durable and easy to clean. They are also completely airtight, preventing odours from attracting insects and animals near the camp or the users’ belongings. The air can be removed from the bags through their valves to take up as little volume as possible. Finally, buckles on the back of the bag allow for flexibility in attaching to a backpack or a bicycle luggage rack.

Stéfanie Kay – Helia

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Stéfanie Kay – Helia

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Most people spend almost 90% of their time indoors, lit by artificial lights which, unlike the sun, do not change colour or intensity during the day, thus disturbing the circadian rhythm. Helia follows the user throughout the day – from waking up to falling asleep – varying its light intensity and colour and thus improving the user’s concentration, productivity, quality of sleep, mood, etc. Thanks to its modular head, Helia can be used to create either ambient or work light. The project, carried out in collaboration with the EPFL+ECAL Lab, turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Mixing different skills in one project was both interesting and instructive.

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Setting up a sound system for an event requires considerable logistical resources. One element in particular takes up a lot of storage and transport space since it is filled with air. Why not deflate it? The Inflabass project completely redesigns the PA subwoofer using a new material previously reserved for water sports. When inflated, its large size increases the sound quality as well as its performance, which considerably reduces its power consumption. To dismantle it, the electronic part, contained in a small, easy-to-handle box, can be removed in a single movement. The rest of the structure deflates and can then be folded and rolled up to save as much space as possible and make transport easy.

Eugénie Perrin – Pince

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Eugénie Perrin – Pince

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Julie Richoz

Pince is a continuation of my dissertation dedicated to objects made by farmers, who design their tools from existing objects that they reappropriate and transform to meet their own needs. Inspired by a homemade lamp found on a farm, Pince takes advantage of the raw and singular aspect of these objects, which are designed to be functional before any aesthetic consideration. The project thus borrows the robustness and the simplicity of design and construction from the typology of the tool and features a swivel head and fixing system that can be adapted to all types of supports. It is thus suitable for both DIY enthusiasts and craftspeople. Inspired by homemade objects, Pince is a product that has been designed in an industrial, ergonomic and aesthetic way.

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