DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP
Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin 2016
Collaboration with Formafantasma
The Art of Celestial Mechanics For the third year of the partnership between Vacheron Constantin and ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL/University of Art and Design), 16 Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students worked on the theme of astronomy and telling the time, in particular as related to Celestial Mechanics. The students were tasked with drawing inspiration from three ancestral instruments whose common denominator is the relationship between the Sun and the Earth (the armillary sphere, the astrolabe and the astronomical ring) and revisiting them in a conceptual, contemporary manner.