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Caterina Valletta – Up & Down

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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

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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

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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.

Gala Espel – Archéologie du futur

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Camille Dutoit – Eclipse

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Partnerships with Mec-Art

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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

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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, ...).

Diploma jury 2022

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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

Cristina Veltri – Ritual – Gesture of Light

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Cristina Veltri – Ritual – Gesture of Light

Diploma project by Cristina Veltri

Gesture of Light is about rituals in the socio-anthropological field, about rites of passage, which mark the transition of an individual from one socio-cultural state to another, and about changes that affect the cycle of life. Light plays a fundamental role in everyone’s life, as it influences our actions from sunrise to sunset. Through its different intensities it gives a sense of security, spirituality and familiarity, creating various atmospheres that influence our moods and daily rituals. I have always been fascinated by the power of light, by how it fits naturally into domestic spaces, introducing twists, cuts, reflections on surfaces and changes over time, making us aware that beauty is everywhere if only we can grasp it.

Milagros Rodríguez – Swoosh

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Milagros Rodríguez – Swoosh

Diploma project by Milagros Rodríguez

Swoosh is a light, generated by the energy of the wind. Its glow bears witness to the presence and intensity of the wind, while its propeller reveals the direction of air currents. Swoosh explores the structures of natural phenomena as a way to reintroduce us to their principles, which many times seem invisible but are in fact tangible, as they can be traced and understood.

Sippanon Detanan – Why Don’t You Design a Chair?

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Sippanon Detanan – Why Don’t You Design a Chair?

Diploma project by Sippanon Detanan

Working for almost ten years as an interior designer, I have been used to choosing furniture that matches my space designs. This is the first time I have decided to challenge myself to make an armchair with my own hands. Rigid material, i.e., wood, is used as the main structure. Combined with the tension of the soft material (fabric or leather), the backrest and armrests can simply change depending on the mood of the space. It looks like I have just designed another chair among millions of existing chairs, but the aim was to answer my own question: could I create a chair from scratch? This project has given me a lot of experience and a vision for my next chair. So why not design another one?ars as an interior designer, I have been used to choosing furniture that matches my space designs. This is the first time I have decided to challenge myself to make an armchair with my own hands. Rigid material, i.e., wood, is used as the main structure. Combined with the tension of the soft material (fabric or leather), the backrest and armrests can simply change depending on the mood of the space. It looks like I have just designed another chair among millions of existing chairs, but the aim was to answer my own question: could I create a chair from scratch? This project has given me a lot of experience and a vision for my next chair. So why not design another one?

Mika Matikainen – Beyond Function

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Mika Matikainen – Beyond Function

Diploma project by Mika Matikainen

Often, we tend to subconsciously acknowledge only one single meaning for objects around us, but when it comes to things that have an emotional connection or deeper meaning to us, it is reasonable to question the validity of functionalism and to assume that we want to load more meaning into objects that are important and close to us. In a world full of objects that lack character, I sought to create a sculpture-like object that has value in itself yet disrupts the idea of a sculpture by having a real function, i.e., by acting as an enigmatic tea set. By combining these two ways of looking at this object, there can be many interpretations, which makes it valuable aesthetically, symbolically and functionally.

COLLABORATION WITH MEC-ART

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COLLABORATION WITH MEC-ART

Collaboration with Fiona Krüger

MECHANICAL MARVELS Craftsmanship in Movement: Celebrating Design and the Heritage of Switzerland’s Masters of Mechanical Art

Collaboration with CSEM

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Collaboration with CSEM

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

Through a unique project, students from ECAL and CSEM’s engineers have effortlessly combined modern arts & crafts and nanotechnology to create a series of innovative jewelry pieces, "Structural Colors".

Jean-Paul Brkovic – Air Carbon in Product Design

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Jean-Paul Brkovic – Air Carbon in Product Design

Diploma project by Jean-Paul Brkovic

Mention Très bien Air Carbon is the topic of my graduation project. It is a promising new solution in the form of cutting-edge technology to combat climate change. My design research focused on the emission sources of materials that can be solidified as paper or polymers. This led to the creation of a structurally self-supporting frame concept made of carbon for a mirror. My design challenges the properties of air carbon and simultaneously explores its aesthetic value. I saw the growing need for new sustainable yet exquisite materials in the luxury industry. Many start-ups, institutions and researchers produce excellent but expensive materials. Through my design, I would like to build these essential bridges.

Jean-David Ependa – River Way

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Jean-David Ependa – River Way

Diploma project by Jean-David Ependa

A river is the ultimate source of vitality and wealth. It teaches us that our identity expresses itself and develops sometimes in a powerful and dynamic way, sometimes in a peaceful and disinterested way, much like the river itself. It adapts to changing environments and leaves behind an imprint that tells its story. This project is based on the properties of the river and their application to the world of watchmaking and jewellery. Patterns, reliefs and material effects are explored in a series of objects. Finally, the watch that opens to the viewer evokes the depth of the river’s waters. To glimpse it, viewers must disregard their reflection. They then dive into the waters that will tell them their story, which follows the course of the river.

Chen-Ta Hsieh – In Between: [Squares&Circles)

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Chen-Ta Hsieh – In Between: [Squares&Circles)

Diploma project by Chen-Ta Hsieh

Mention Très bien In Between: [Squares&Circles] features a series of objects which are meant as an exploration and understanding of the various cultural connotations of geometric shapes. In Eastern culture, the circle and the square represent a philosophy of life, i.e. the capacity to be gentle without losing sight of the principle or the concept, whereas in the West, they represent rationality and mathematical principles that exist in an objective way, i.e. the form. With form and concept we create objects; with objects, we shape culture. Inspired by this principle, this collection has been developed using leather moulding techniques. As an Eastern designer studying in the West, I am aiming to foster coexistence between typology and materiality, while exploring digital fabrication applied to leather craftsmanship.

Caroline Lejeune – Vogue

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Caroline Lejeune – Vogue

Diploma project by Caroline Lejeune

This project is based on the world of nature, the idea being to bring the plant and floral side together inside a space. Vogue features a swing with an aerial silhouette. Above all, it is a seat that has been thought and designed as an invitation to contemplation. Nature is contemplation, nature is fragrance, nature is movement, nature is sound, and nature is colour. The project is not inspired by nature; it is nature and aims to convey emotions and sensations. Made of woven plant fibres, this object was shaped by the know-how of the basket maker.

Humberto Pérez-Gagnon – Modular

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Humberto Pérez-Gagnon – Modular

Diploma project by Humberto Pérez-Gagnon

For my graduation project, I decided to carry out research on the relationship between movement and the scale of an object we interact with. The first step was to explore the size of the modules to better understand the relationship between their size, the space they occupy and their possible interaction. The second step was to create a functional assembly and modify the materials used in order to create a contrast between the size and weight of the object. By using heavy and light materials of different sizes, it is clear that their functions and relationship with space also change. Finally, based on the idea of a mobile object, I worked on a series of objects that take advantage of movement.

Carlota Pons Pardo – Raw

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Carlota Pons Pardo – Raw

Diploma project by Carlota Pons Pardo

Inspired by the aesthetic essence of material boards during the process of a project, this research project intends to collect the essence of purity and simple forms to create a sculptural and functional object. The mirror is the central element, being the structure and the base, which in itself creates direct interaction between the materials through reflection and gives meaning to the whole. Thanks to the verticality, the balance and tension of the materials are questioned, which is reinforced by a flexible element that encompasses and adds dynamism to the composition. This project is designed as a sculptural object without pretending to be defined by a clear function. It is a retrospective approach to the use of raw material waste, their second life and their play in space.

Sarah Rémy – Sōl

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Sarah Rémy – Sōl

Diploma project by Sarah Rémy

Sōl (Latin for “sun") is a ritual object for skin care, which celebrates the beginning and the end of the day, turning it into a moment dedicated to slowness and the senses. Sōl is inspired by layering, a multi-step Japanese ceremony. Natural products are used successively: oil, soap, aloe vera, Konjac sponge and water. Combined with glass and bronze, it creates superimposition and light effects. The solar colours are gradually revealed during the make-up removal process. The production is the result of meetings with French and Swiss craftspeople. The glass was mouth blown at the Atelier-Musée du Verre in Trélon, France, and the dome was cast in a traditional bell foundry.

Salman Rouhani – Ovid

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Salman Rouhani – Ovid

Diploma project by Salman Rouhani

When you stand in front of a mirror what do you focus on? Your hair? Your smile? Perhaps you notice how your clothes fit? But when was the last time you took notice of yourself, not as an individual in an environment but rather as a part of that environment. The environment influences you just as much as you influence the environment This mirror enables users to meet themselves and the environment with more conscious awareness. The shape acts as a visual cue to gently encourage users to see themselves not as a part of the whole. Furthermore, the curvature quite literally magnifies the craftsmanship on the interior.

Yosuke Shimano – See

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Yosuke Shimano – See

Diploma project by Yosuke Shimano

This project is a study that aims to be applied to various products starting from the materials and know-how used in eyewear manufacturing. Among them, we focus on acetate, a plant-based resin widely used for eyewear frames and consider various visual modifications by applying the lamination process performed in the manufacturing process before incorporating it into a basic product.

Sarah Yao – Adorn

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Sarah Yao – Adorn

Diploma project by Sarah Yao

Frames have accompanied artworks for centuries, acting partly as objects and partly as sculptures. Nowadays, they are almost invisible to our eyes, although they play an important role. This project revisits what surrounds art and photography in order to enhance the way we perceive them in their setting, whether in an art gallery, a museum or in our own home. By rethinking these subtle, yet essential supports in the art world, Adorn offers an exploration of assembly and form through the use of widely available aluminium profiles based on different traditional framing techniques.

Maxime Zenderoudi – Stool 1020

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Maxime Zenderoudi – Stool 1020

Diploma project by Maxime Zenderoudi

A stool is a multipurpose object that is regularly moved, stacked and stored. Stool 1020 is the result of reflection on the comfort of the grip and the haptic perception offered to the user during handling. Easily to lift with one hand and to transport from one room to another, it can be stacked quietly and as many times as required. Its lightweight aluminium structure facilitates these daily operations, while guaranteeing its overall sturdiness and longevity.

Ricardo Beira – Ballet Cinétique

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Ricardo Beira – Ballet Cinétique

Diploma project by Ricardo Beira

My project consists of designing a kinetic art work that captures the fluid movements of ballet dancers and how they interact with one another and in space. Different mechanical systems are carefully combined and animated without electronics or software. Behind its apparent complexity, this object is designed in a minimal way. It echoes the human body in its design without imitating it in its form. Almost alive, the sculpture honours the grace and elegance of human movements in a kinetic ballet.

Diploma jury 2021

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Diploma jury 2021

Other

Jury : Nieves Contreras, Creative Director, Lladro, Valencia Alberto Cavalli, Director, Michelangelo Foundation, Geneva Guillaume Delvigne, Designer, Paris Prix De Bethune : Sarah Yao

Collaboration with Hermès 2021

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Collaboration with Hermès 2021

Collaboration with Sabine Marcelis

For this first collaboration with the department Hermès Maison, the students worked on the theme of the mirror, under the direction of designer Sabine Marcelis.

collaboration with EHL

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collaboration with EHL

Collaboration with Nicolas Le Moigne, Xavier Perrenoud

On the occasion of a new partnership between ECAL and EHL, the students of the program are currently working on the theme of cheese through three specific situations: the cheese cellar, the trolley and tasting at the table.

Collaboration with La Prairie 2020

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Collaboration with La Prairie 2020

Collaboration with Sabine Marcelis

As part of the partnership with ECAL, Swiss Luxury House  La Prairie  has collaborated with students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship programme, under the creative leadership of  Sabine Marcelis , designer and winner of Wallpaper* Magazine’s 2020 Designer of the Year award.

Pierre-Antoine Berthy – Light Shaft

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Pierre-Antoine Berthy – Light Shaft

Diploma project by Pierre-Antoine Berthy

Based on photographic research about lights and curves, “Light Shaft” features a small collection of ceramic lamps. Through specific processes such as worksheet and moulding, the idea was to reflect the delicacy of lights and handiwork. berthypierre@gmail.com https://www.pierreberthy.com

Gal Bulka – Bubble

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Gal Bulka – Bubble

Diploma project by Gal Bulka

Meet “Bubble”, a graphic application that allows you to track your index finger in relation to the smartphone screen for the benefit of actions that require more than one finger, such as zooming and rotating. This concept can be used for many on-the-go situations that require the use of one hand only such as holding a suitcase, eating, taking a selfie while zooming, etc. galbulka@gmail.com https://www.galbulka.com

Paula Chacartegui – Ignea

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Paula Chacartegui – Ignea

Diploma project by Paula Chacartegui

Aimed at preserving cultural heritage, “ÍGNEA” transfers traditional craftsmanship from Mallorca into a contemporary context. Focused on textile design, it offers a new variation on the traditional flame shape using a colour gradient that interprets the light from the fire. The hanging chair is inspired by Mallorca rocking chairs and allows for easy integration of the textile. paulachacartegui@gmail.com https://www.paulachacartegui.com

Chia-Ling Chang – Mono

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Chia-Ling Chang – Mono

Diploma project by Chia-Ling Chang

The Japanese term “mono” means “substance”. How can we ensure that materials convey their natural richness and simultaneously reveal their network of relationships with all other coexisting substances, while at the same time involving as little artificial manipulation as possible? This on-going composition exercise explores the simplest structures in which multiple landscapes and thoughts can be expressed. By limiting the use of materials to wood, metal and stone, focusing on their various properties and carefully composing them through refined juxtapositions, the results explore the limitations and invisible forces of these materials. hi@chialingchang.com https://www.chialingchang.com

Yuyu Chen – Format

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Yuyu Chen – Format

Diploma project by Yuyu Chen

Inspired by abstract constructivism, “Format” is a family of holders, objects, and trays consisting of various compositions of constructed shapes and textures in two sizes. The collection was created to illustrate a landscape assemblage and pay homage to “nature morte” by offering a stage to fruit and vegetables or drought-tolerant flowers, arranged for any purpose according to one's preference. The project explores how flat surfaces can be composed to create sculptural volumes. This limited series was made out of ceramic material through an artisanal process that uses ancestral ceramic slab construction techniques. The production methods are both traditional and contemporary. studio@ychework.com http://www.ychework.com

Charles Gastaud – Drawing Doing Thinking

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Charles Gastaud – Drawing Doing Thinking

Diploma project by Charles Gastaud

Mention Bien This project is based on formal but also personal research. It has been a way to develop and deepen a number of elements, including geometric compositions, assemblages and colour schemes. Through a journey made up of various drawings and experiments, the project materialised with plexiglass. Through collaboration with a specialised craftsman, my intention is to use this material with its transparencies and reflections to offer multiple perspectives of the object. charles.gastaud@outlook.com

Luca Gruber – Nimbus-Catalysis

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Luca Gruber – Nimbus-Catalysis

Diploma project by Luca Gruber

Our environment consists of a constantly changing accumulation of energy potentials. The ego-subject represents even more stimulated energy potential. This excited potential can be defined simply by a vibration and if several vibrations meet, this inevitably leads to interference. This project aims to create an interactive installation in which the subject becomes more open and helps energetic radiation to react to its environment. The interference of the subject with its environment is metaphorically visualised and through its interactivity, refers to the reflection of the ego. info@luca-gruber.de http://www.luca-gruber.de

Seungkyun Hong – Mirage

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Seungkyun Hong – Mirage

Diploma project by Seungkyun Hong

“Mirage” is a series of surrealistic mirrors designed to depict the various aspects of a person’s personality. Different geometries made from the angles between two reflective surfaces and a horizontal plane symbolise the varied characters of each person. At the same time, the obtuse angles enable viewers to get an overall view of the object placed on the plane. info@carsonhong.com https://www.carsonhong.com

Daejoong Kim – O’Clock

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Daejoong Kim – O’Clock

Diploma project by Daejoong Kim

“O’Clock” is a contemplative timepiece that aims to compel people to look through their window instead of at their computer screen or mobile phones. This elegant clock can be simply fixed on glass and, thanks to the transparency of its dial and window, interacts with the weather, light and nature in general. basicment@naver.com https://www.basicment.com

Ebony Lerandy – Morph

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Ebony Lerandy – Morph

Diploma project by Ebony Lerandy

“Morph” is research based on sneakers, inspired by the observation of living (plants, marine creatures, insects) and non-living matter (minerals and landscapes), and is grounded in technological progress, more particularly in the field of textiles. This project aims to inspire new models that can be more immediately industrialised and to show the potential of these technologies. The specimens created can thus inspire a study of texture, colour or movement, and encourage the use of technology on all or part of a shoe. ebonylerandy@gmail.com https://www.ebonylerandy.com

Sunny Oh – Porous

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Sunny Oh – Porous

Diploma project by Sunny Oh

“Porous” is a project that uses mesh materials to play with the notion of boundaries. By applying a blend of industrial and hand-crafted production techniques, these materials can be cut, sewn, and shaped into forms that preserve the connection between one space and another – blurring the lines between inside/outside, rigid/flexible, clear/opaque. The result is a collection of simple objects that feel light, surprising and playful. ohsd88@gmail.com https://www.sunnyoh.co

Tamara Raca – Alter

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Tamara Raca – Alter

Diploma project by Tamara Raca

In this technological world in which everything is machine made, it is important to keep traditional craftsmanship alive. This project aims to highlight the contrast between past and future by combining various crafts with modern production techniques. By highlighting clean lines and geometric forms, my project is guided by simplicity, aesthetic balance and a modernist influence. Using Ena Ona’s interchangeable heel patent, the shoe reveals a different aesthetic by emphasising the heels and reinterpreting various artisanal techniques. tamara.raca@hotmail.com

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