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ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

PRODUCT DESIGN

ON 2040 - MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

Collaboration with Christophe Guberan, Camille Blin

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

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Bouvard – Mistral

Diploma project with Maddalena Casadei, Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Silvio Rebholz

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.

COLLABORATION WITH MEC-ART

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

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

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

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".

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.

Real Facts

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Real Facts

Studio project with Adrien Rovero, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

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.

Mobile Fan

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Mobile Fan

Studio project with Christian Spiess, Amandine Gini

Fans with USB power supply for mobile use, for the Swiss brand Stadler Form. Stadler Form is a Swiss company that produces fans, humidifiers, purifiers and other air treatment devices. For this project, the students in 2nd year Bachelor Industrial Design, directed by designer Christian Spiess, had to make a “personal” fan, equipped with a USB power supply for mobile use. They had to think of new scenarios and contexts where a small fan would be useful. They were free to explore different usage scenarios, materials, etc. other than those currently in the Stadler Form catalog. The projects had to meet Stadler Form’s high standards of industrial design, but also challenge and question their existing products. Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Agnes Murmann Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Alex Nguyen Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Stéphane Mischler Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Lucie Herter Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Alexandre Desarzens Vidéo ECAL x Stadler Form - Constance Thiessoz

Home Working

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Home Working

Studio project with Dylan van den Berg, Wieki Somers, Giulia-Amélie Chehab

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.

Cut Crease Score

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Cut Crease Score

Studio project with Christophe Guberan, Noelani Rutz

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

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Zenith” is a collection of durable shutters made from rattan where the weaving facilitates the management of light, heat and the outside view. Each blind consists of a steel structure covered in a relatively dense braided motif inspired by mashrabiya. The shutters project shadows inside, bringing the environment to life. This project focuses on rattan craft and rethinks its manufacturing process in a semi-industrial way.

Leila Farra – Traces

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Leila Farra – Traces

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Traces” is a collection of paintbrushes made out of rattan and horsehair. The idea behind this research was to experiment with the tools. Movement, the design of the handle and the hair position influenced the result. The first tests on paper led to experiments on fabric, resulting in a series of painted textiles whose patterns stem directly from the brushstrokes. This project enabled me to immerse myself into two ancestral crafts, wickerwork and paintbrush manufacturing, which I was then able to merge to create a collection between art and design.

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Immersion into the highly codified world of cutlery made me discover the delicate and threatening duality of knives. Guided by my observations of the forms and details relating to steel work, I chose to open up the boundaries of this field with the help of a craftsman. Thus, I created “Chef!”, a line of kitchen knives that combines the intelligence of craftsmanship with the precision of the industry. The steel blade, protected by a natural anti-corrosive treatment called “seasoning”, is attached to the handle thanks to assembly that is directly inspired by hammers.

Leah Hardy – Paper Diary

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Leah Hardy – Paper Diary

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem

This artisanal project is an ongoing experimentation in papermaking. The successes, failures and overall evolution of techniques are documented to form a personal journal of an ancient craft. The project addresses the source and status of fibres; it addresses the opportunity to bring back to life old, used and unwanted paper that would have lost all trace of its past life through industrial recycling. The project is about accepting chance and the deficiencies of handicrafts for what they offer instead of eliminating them for what they do not.

Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

The aim of this project is to question our perception of museums and the artefacts within them. The issue here pertains to the museum’s impact on the obsolescence or enhancement of the material exhibited. With the Maciet collection, I sought to create a hybrid, flowing exhibition. The carpet, the main medium of this project, enhances our relationship with handicrafts and artefacts while providing visitors with a new museum experience and overcoming traditional hierarchies.

Noé Proton – Riondaz Colours

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Noé Proton – Riondaz Colours

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Aurèle Sack

“Riondaz Colours” is a range of inks made from natural and local products for screen printing. The inks are created in a laboratory located west of Veyras in the district of Sierre in central Valais. Some of the products used in these inks come from the garden next door. The others are available locally, which means within a radius of fifty kilometres.

Forme Souple

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Forme Souple

Studio project with Julie Richoz, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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

Studio project with Elric Petit, Noelani Rutz

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

Studio project with Elric Petit, Amandine Gini

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.

Paper Park

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Paper Park

Workshop with Emile Barret, Marie Douel

Marie Douel and Emile Barret from Hors Pistes led a workshop with the 2nd year bachelor in industrial design. They asked the students to create a maze made entirely from the paper waste of the ECAL printing centre. Based on the principle of the exquisite corpse, each group created one part of the labyrinth with a strong aesthetic and structural approach, allowing the visitor to get lost in distinct universes.

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Mathieu Lang

Bachelor Industrial Design diploma's projects, 2018

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Anaïs Benoit Dignac

Bachelor Industrial Design diploma's projects, 2017

More Rules for Modern Life

FINE ARTS

More Rules for Modern Life

Transversal project with Christophe Guberan, Stéphane Kropf

A selection of pieces by ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design and Bachelor Fine Arts students under the guidance of Christophe Guberan and Stéphane Kropf. Exhibition curated by John M Armleder.

Coffee cup

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Coffee cup

Studio project with Tomas Kral, Nadine Schaub

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.

ECAL Oasis

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL Oasis

Studio project with Adrien Rovero, Giulia Amélie Chéhab, Anaïs Benoit-Dignac

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.

Diploma's projects

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diploma's projects

Diploma project with Michel Charlot, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Marceau Avogadro

Selection of Bachelor Industrial Design diploma projects, 2016

At your service

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

At your service

Studio project with Luc Bergeron, Anaïs Benoit Dignac

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.

Diploma's projects

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diploma's projects

Diploma project with Michel Charlot, Pauline Deltour, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit

Selection of Bachelor Industrial Design diploma projects, 2015.

Smarter Than Nature

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Smarter Than Nature

Studio project 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.

Diploma

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diploma

Diploma project with Camille Blin, Jörg Boner, Chris Kabel, Tomas Kral, Sébastien Cluzel

Selection of diploma's projects, 2014.

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Jörg Boner, Pierre Charpin, Elric Petit, Alexander Taylor

Selction of diploma projects of 2012.

Villa le Lac

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Villa le Lac

Studio project 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.

Diplômes

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplômes

Diploma project

Projets de diplômes 2011

Eternit x ECAL

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Eternit x ECAL

Studio project by Michel Charlot

Project by Michel Charlot for Eternit, shown at 2008 Design Miami/ fair in Basel.

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