Julie
Richoz

Enseignements

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Finland — ECAL toys with ARTEK

Studio project with Elie Fazel, 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.

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Gwenaëlle Auvry – T-Lom

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

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.

Alan Schopfer – MoMo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alan Schopfer – MoMo

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

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.

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Celestin Tanari – Breathing Wall

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

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.

Victorine Lefebvre – InSitu

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Victorine Lefebvre – InSitu

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

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.

Marine Fondin – U-Lift

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marine Fondin – U-Lift

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia-Amélie Chehab

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.

Elie Eliez – S-Board

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Elie Eliez – S-Board

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

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.

Eugénie Perrin – Pince

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Eugénie Perrin – Pince

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

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.

Lucie De Martin – t-Plates

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Lucie De Martin – t-Plates

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

With the increase in home deliveries, the accumulation of single-use packaging is becoming a problem. While biodegradable items are the trend, new laws are being considered to ban them because of their non-recyclable nature. The most promising alternative therefore seems to be reusable tableware. t-Plates are reusable boxes for food delivery. The aim of the project is to significantly reduce the amount of waste and to accompany users towards more environmentally-friendly consumption. In order to ensure that the ecological message is consistent, the use of plastic materials is replaced by materials such as steel, textile or rubber. The shape of the proposed containers and elements is a synthesis of the requirements.

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Manon Novelli – Ephemeral Soap

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

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.

Margot Greenbaum – Loop

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Margot Greenbaum – Loop

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

Loop uses heat therapy as a comforting pain-relief solution. Used as a non-invasive way to treat injuries and cramps, external application of heat promotes vasodilation, relaxes tissues and stimulates blood flow to the affected area. Loop consists of a strap with pouch and reusable soy wax packs that can be heated in a microwave or boiling water. Thanks to the thermal properties of soy wax, the packs remain at high temperature as they transition to a solid state, allowing for prolonged use. The strap, which is worn under clothing, ensures that the heat pack remains in contact with the skin, while allowing the user to go on with their daily activities, hands-free.

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Margaux Mandrou – Drape

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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 with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Camille Donias – Chaise de cérémonie

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Camille Donias – Chaise de cérémonie

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Julie Richoz, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Juri Römmel – CaddE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Juri Römmel – CaddE

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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 with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Luca Scalea – Inflabass

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

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.

Julien Lindt – Jiko

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julien Lindt – Jiko

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Thomas Blaser – Wastebag

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

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, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Marina Kottler – Seen by Shadows

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Marina Kottler – Seen by Shadows

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.”

Mariko Ito – Gestuelle

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Mariko Ito – Gestuelle

Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

Julie Racaud – Fealing

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Julie Racaud – Fealing

Diploma project with Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei, Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

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.

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.

Fakir for Woolmark Challenge

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Fakir for Woolmark Challenge

Studio project with Julie Richoz, Nadine Schaub

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.

Workshop Julie Richoz

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Workshop Julie Richoz

Workshop with Julie Richoz

Under the guidance of Julie Richoz, a designer from Paris, 1st year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to rethink ladders. They had a one-week workshop to do so.

Projects

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

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

Selction of diploma projects of 2012.

Lista Office

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Lista Office

Studio project 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.

Events

ECAL TOYS WITH ARTEK,09.01–04.02.2023,Artek Helsinki Store

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL TOYS WITH ARTEK,
09.01–04.02.2023,
Artek Helsinki Store

From January 9 to February 4, 2023, Bachelor of Industrial Design Bachelor students present a selection of playful objects for children created in collaboration with the Finnish furniture company Artek, and under the direction of the designer Julie Richoz. The exhibition will take place in the brand's store in Helsinki.