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Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

with 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.

Hands On

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Hands On

with Adrien Rovero

The 1st year BA Industrial Design was invited by the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich to design wooden toys that were exhibited as part of the retrospective exhibition 'Willy Guhl: thinking with your hands'.

Molds

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Molds

with Elric Petit

The aim of this project was to approach industrial casting techniques through a playful, experimental laboratory. The students produced objects in plaster, which did not necessarily have to have a function. However, they must be technically interesting, i.e. their molds must be simple to produce, and the molded parts must feature singular characteristics inherent in the molding process. The molds (free materials), together with the plaster castings, were shown for evaluation in the form of a group exhibition.

Figure

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Figure

with Elric Petit

Within the project "Figure libre," students are provided with the opportunity to express themselves on a subject of their choosing. The project encourages the incorporation of personal research, or thesis and to select a field aligning with their desired career paths post-studies, be it in furniture, mobility, connected objects, or any other area.

DNA

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

DNA

with Wieki Somers

Second year BA Industrial Design students had to formulate their own brief instead of getting one from their teachers. In the project's introduction, they were assigned the task of introspectively mapping their own design DNA by contemplating the question: What defines my essence as a designer? They introduced a clear brief related to their own fascinations and relevant topics in the field of design and in the time we live in. Then thes students developed a concept for a product from an original idea and artistic vision. The results are expressed in the form of  products, pieces of furnitures, accessories, proposing a new vision and a new way of producing. The areas of interest are diverse, spacing from open-source projects to process fascination.

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x MEHARI EDEN

with Elric Petit, Stephane Halmai-Voisard

The 2CV Méhari Club Cassis has developed an electric version of the iconic Citroën released in 1968 : the EDEN. From its inception, this car was designed for summer sports and leisure activity. Our current renewed interest in outdoor activities together with electric technology makes this car particularly attractive. With this in mind, the 2nd-year BA students in Industrial Design, under the direction of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Programme, and designer Elric Petit, showcase a series of accessories for tomorrow’s electric Méhari.

Real Facts

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Real Facts

with Adrien Rovero

A collection of neophyte views on current agriculture through the prism of design. Invited by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux), second-year Bachelor of Industrial Design students at ECAL, under the guidance of designers Erwan Bouroullec and Adrien Rovero, have given form to their observations and questions about the current agricultural landscape. "Real Facts" is a collection of neophyte points of view on current agriculture, through the prism of design. This project was created at the initiative of Constance Rubini, director of the madd-bordeaux, on the occasion of the exhibition "Paysans designers, un art du vivant" at the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux) presented from 14 July 2021 to 17 January 2022. With the precious support of the Association vaudoise de promotion des métiers de la terre Prométerre, and in the framework of the Summer University programme of the Direction générale de l'enseignement supérieur (DGES) - Canton de Vaud.

Home Working

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Home Working

with Dylan van den Berg, Wieki Somers

Projects on the subject of working from home or remote working, which marks our time and leads us to question both what work is, and how and where we work. The recent remote working experience gave us many new insights. This experience could lead to new ways of working in the future, as the COVID19 pandemic amplifies and accelerates. This is a good opportunity to re-evaluate the concept of home office, which started with the emerging computization and technology from the 1950/60s, but has never happened on a global scale like this until now. From the Industrial Revolution until fairly recently, most people worked outside their homes in factories, offices, public buildings or outdoors. Those places and our ways of working in them were designed accordingly. “Home working” or “remote working” marks our time questioning both what is work, and how and where we work. Public and private spaces collapse into one realm with all its social, economical and political consequences. For this project, we wanted to see visionary ideas about where and how we will work in the future and solutions for home working, translated in a surprising/relevant design. This new “home work station” could be a piece of furniture, or an object, or a transforming space.

Toc Toc Toc!

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Toc Toc Toc!

with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

For this project, the 1st year students were asked to design a handle or door knob. They had to focus mainly on the part on which the hand rests when closing, opening, pulling or pushing a door. They were free to choose the type of handle, as long as it was compatible with an existing mechanism. The context of the object as well as its use and ergonomics were aspects that were at the heart of their project.

Cut Crease Score

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Cut Crease Score

with Christophe Guberan

Objects created from cutting, grooving and folding, made by the students of the 1st year of the Bachelor of Industrial and Product Design.

Forme Souple

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Forme Souple

with Julie Richoz

A series of objects made in textile where the volume and the pattern are on the same level of importance. This project was conceived by 2nd year Industrial Design Bachelor students.

Step by Step

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Step by Step

with Elric Petit

The "Step by Step" exercise is organised, as its title indicates, in steps - the first is to design a walking stick and the second is a ladder. What Walking sticks and ladders have in common, is that they have to withstand heavy loads. Nonetheless they can be drawn with great care.

Figure Libre

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Figure Libre

with Elric Petit

Figure libre is an industrial design project realized in correlation with the thesis topic of the 3rd year students. They were advised to choose a field that the students would like to pursue after their studies. This free exercise allowed each student to express themselves on the subject of their choice. Whether it was about furniture, mobility, connected objects or so many other possible subjects, each subject treated seriously became fascinating.

Into the Wild

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Into the Wild

with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Re-design of objects and accessories to practice wild camping or bivouac, realized by the 1st year students in Bachelor Industrial Design.

#Materials #Research #Baskets

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

#Materials #Research #Baskets

with Christophe Guberan

Proposition of baskets obtained through a series of explorations of the properties and advantages of the different materials addressed, in this case: metals, wood and its substitutes, plastics and textiles. This project was carried out by the 1st year students in the Bachelor of Industrial and Product Design.

Soundmachine

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Soundmachine

with Nicholaï Wiig-Hansen

Ring My Bell

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Ring My Bell

with Cédric Duchêne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Mathieu Rivier

DONG! TRRRRRR! Or maybe even GLING! Or BLING!, MHHHH! And sometimes even BRAOUM! ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents an offbeat collection of interactive doorbells developed by first-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the joint guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, and Mathieu Rivier, a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate. Sound and object design are two notions that industrial designers rarely have the opportunity to associate. However, most common objects potentially produce sounds. All you have to do is pull a chair, open and close a drawer or press a switch to generate sound. Common factors: movement, friction and interaction, which allow basic physics processes to create tones. In this perspective, the students offered a fresh and original look at an ordinary object, often invisible, but never discreet: the doorbell. Whether mechanical or electrical, the bells they have invented reveal a unique, sometimes even thundering, sound experience. Here, the classic carillon gives way to a curious metallophone powered by a perforated card reminiscent of traditional mechanical music boxes. The old door knocker is exchanged for a vibrating dong! The familiar buzzer is replaced by an efficient drum roll. The usual bell replaces a strange device that makes a great sound. Finally, the usual ding-dong is swapped for a resounding mhhhhh ! dear to the bovine race, to name but a few of the devices presented. Come in and ring the bell! www.ecal-ringmybell.ch

Fakir for Woolmark Challenge

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Fakir for Woolmark Challenge

with Julie Richoz

The Woolmark Performance Challenge invited the 1st year Industrial design students to design objects that engage innovative solutions in the field of sport and performance, exploiting the natural and specific qualities of wool.

TIE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

TIE

by Isabelle Baudraz

Picasso, Giacometti, ECAL. Some projects sometimes give rise to what may first seem to be unlikely associations. In this case, it turned out for the best. The Musée national Picasso-Paris challenged ECAL to create new seats, at once practical and discreet and yet with distinctive character, for the exhibition areas. We rose to the challenge.

More Rules for Modern Life

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

More Rules for Modern Life

with Christophe Guberan, Stéphane Kropf

Asserting its wish to play with the flimsy distinctions between “objets d’art” and practical objects and to question the legitimacy of an exhibition on the fringes of such an outstanding event as the Milan Salone del Mobile, ECAL has invited visual artist John M Armleder to curate an exhibition displaying side by side the works of students from the Bachelor Fine Arts and the Bachelor Industrial Design programmes. After having (re)visited some of John M Armleder exhibitions and seen his iconic pieces, the  Furniture Sculpture  among others, the students used their chosen materials and processes to devise their exhibition pieces, which they developed at ECAL during a full semester under the watchful eye of designer and professor Christophe Guberan and Stéphane Kropf, artist and Head of the Bachelor Fine Arts. Playing with scale, shapes, colours and materials, the exhibited works defy pre-established categories: a rocking zebra for gangling children, a handless clock, a minimal painting with maximalist details, taped ceramic vases, a menhir made from recycled plastic, concrete marble… All piled up in a visual cacophony that is happily deliberate. Photos by ECAL/Younès Klouche assisted by Marceau Avogadro and Flora Mottini

Les Teintureries

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Les Teintureries

with Adrien Rovero

3rd year Bachelor Industrial Design students immersed themselves in the adaptation of the text by Denis Kelly: L’abattage rituel de Gorge Mastromas, staged by Gabriel Dufay, in order to design a scenography in accordance with the play of actors and thanks to simple and perceptible means by the public. This play will be performed at the Théâtre de Vidy by the students of the Lausanne Theater School – Les Teintureries, as part of their diplomas.

Coffee cup

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Coffee cup

with Tomas Kral

Under the guidance of Tomas Kral, teacher at ECAL and designer, 3rd year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to rethink the coffee cup, as part of the 2017 edition of the Agora Biennale of Bordeaux contest. The goal for the students was to imagine a scenario around their object so they could valorise this drink or the manner it is savoured.

Square Circle Triangle

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Square Circle Triangle

with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

With the starting point of Il quadrato, Il cerchio, et Il triangolo by the designer and artist Bruno Munari, the students were asked to think about a family of three objects around a square, a circle and a triangle.

ECAL Oasis

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL Oasis

with Adrien Rovero

On the occasion of the Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, the third-year Bachelor Industrial Design students have created, under the lead of Adrien Rovero, an experimental and immersive space with floorings made in collaboration with Swiss carpet manufacturer Ruckstuhl.

Picture Frame

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Picture Frame

with Camille Blin

Focusing on an industrial production method as well on a particular perception of the image or on a high aesthetic materials, students presented a series of diversified frames. Exhibition pictures by ECAL/Younès Klouche

At your service

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

At your service

with Luc Bergeron

Students have worked in a real context by giving their skills to a person of their choice. They could for example developed tools for the shoemaker's corner, a french fries tray for a food truck or a lamp for maraicher producer.

Luc

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Luc

with Nicholaï Wiig-Hansen

Mathieu Lang, Bachelor Industrial Design student at ECAL, won the 3rd ex-aequo prize (15,000 euros) on the occasion of the the prestigious Prix Emile Hermès with the theme "PLAY". His project called «Luc»  is a new typology of giant exquisite corpses. Project realised as part of Prix Emile Hermès with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.

Model, model, model

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Model, model, model

with Michel Charlot

This exercise aimed to sharpen the eyes of students to the objects around them and take more precisely aware of the formal quality of these. In the manner of a classic design course, they have to reproduce 3D objects 1: 1 as faithfully and intelligently as possible through models. Photos ECAL/Sébastien Cluzel

Dialogue Wetter

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dialogue Wetter

with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Rooted in the heart of Aargau, Wetter Metallbau invited 1st year Bachelor Industrial Design students to discover the metalwork and how to challenge its know-how by designing  a range of metal made furniture and accessories for home that were produced by Wetter’s LUN apprentice workers. Photos by ECAL/Younès Klouche assisted by ECAL/Giulia Chehab

Filiform

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Filiform

with Tomas Kral

For the DNA project, the students of 1st year Bachelor Industrial Design had to design an object using mainly wire. The fonction of the object was suppose to be created depending of the material imposed.

Smarter Than Nature

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Smarter Than Nature

with Chris Kabel

Series of objects designed based on forgotten natural materials. The aim of the project was to get rid of commonly used materials such as plastic, metal or wood and to focus on the extraordinary capacities of prime materials found outdoors.

Manifesto

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Manifesto

with Camille Blin

Students were asking to create their own manifesto through tools or ustenciles they to develop a «signature» item.

Tôle pliée

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Tôle pliée

with Luc Bergeron

The project goal was to develop a range of 3 items of bent sheet metal, such as for industrial manufacturing. The expectations of this project were coherence of detail depending on the material and manufacturing methods. It could be objects for office, backyard, kitchen, workshop, etc.

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

With the project Sac – Papier – Ciseaux , the students of 1 st year Bachelor Industrial Design have aimed to draw "a storage space that is transported on its back which places the weight of its contents on the shoulders through braces", more commonly known as a backpack.

Delirious Home

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Delirious Home

with Alain Bellet, Chris Kabel

A home full with extraordinary objects for ordinary life. A playful interpretation of the “smart home” concept by ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design students.

Dual

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dual

with Tomas Kral

For this project the students were asked to create and design an object by two materials of their choice. Analysing, questioning, observing, testing, and assembling materials. The resulted objects from this project are products where the function of the product was mainly guided by the two chosen characteristic materials.

Toys

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Toys

with Luc Bergeron

The goal of the project "jeux et jouets” was to develop a toy for kids by considering artisanal and semi artisanal production methods. The reflection is driven by the needs of a kid but also taking in account the decision maker ( The parent who buys or the person who offers). The students were particularly attentive to develop a justifying innovation, through the typ of the game or toy, production method, aesthetics or another point of view.

Bicycle Accessories

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Bicycle Accessories

with Chris Kabel

2nd year project with Chris Kabel around bicycle accessories.

Swing Lamps

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Swing Lamps

with Tomas Kral

This project questions the light in relation with the workspace and was about to develop an office lamp that is flexible enough to respond the needs in this environment. Before their diploma semester, the 3rd year students were asked to create unexpected and simple articulations to enhance the value of the movement and the quality of the light.

Villa le Lac

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Villa le Lac

with Chris Kabel

Projects by the 2nd year Bachelor Industrial Design students realised for Le Corbusier’s Villa Le Lac  in Corseaux (CH) following a workshop directed by Elric Petit, program responsible and developed by Chris Kabel, designer and professor at ECAL.

Low-Tech Factory

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Low-Tech Factory

with Chris Kabel

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

Festival Images

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Festival Images

with Adrien Rovero

On the occasion of the 2012 Images Festival, ECAL had proposed to the students from the 3rd year Bachelor Industrial Design to compose a reception zone for the EX-EPA building. Staging systems are known for its quality of usage and innovation. The students therefore decided to use staging systems to make a link to future renovations of the building that would start by the end the Images Festival so the preparations would already be done. For the project «Neil», the students worked on a scenography for the Grand Café Les Mouettes, which was a side event of the Images Festival, organised by the collective RATS, located in Vevey. It involves a series of furniture, composed of two materials: plane pine wood boards and ALUCOBOND panels. The precise manufacturing of the wooden pieces eases the joints of the white surfaces and forms the character of the furniture.

Remote control

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Remote control

with Rémy Jacquet

Why do we invest in a vase, a plate, or a candlestick, but not in a remote control for the television? Sixty years after its creation under the name, “Lazy Bones,” the remote control is still perceived as a collection of buttons on a block of plastic. It hasn’t acquired the status of an object, nor does it carry cultural, emotional or social value. However, it occupies a central place in our living room. What’s more, it constitutes a vital link between our real bodies and the digital world, which now includes television. As part of its effort to renew our relationship to the digital world, and under the title of “Lazy Bytes,” the EPFL+ECAL Lab collaborated with the Kudelski Group to invite four major design schools to rethink the remote control: the Royal College of Art in London, ENSCI-Les Ateliers de Paris, Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. To concentrate on the value of the object in relation to the user, the projects were given the freedom to limit the number of functions. The results fit well alongside more complex interfaces for controlling our domestic environment. They aim to challenge and renew our daily relationship with the digital world.

Hydro-fold

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Hydro-fold

with Christophe Marchand

This project is build around a new experimental procedure simply through a printer, a sheet of paper and calculated amount of water, that allows to transform from 2D to 3D by creating small volumes in a few minutes.

Lista Office

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Lista Office

with Luc Bergeron, Rémy Jacquet

Semester projects from the 1st year Industrial Design students who participated in the 2010 contest Lista Office Design Award 2010.

Visilab

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Visilab

with Alexis Georgacopoulos

The project was to design one pair of glasses that would fit into the product range of Visilab.

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