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Projects

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.

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

ECAL x BMC - Daily Mobility

Studio project with Elie Fazel, Christian Spiess

In collaboration with renowned Swiss bicycle brand BMC, second year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of the programme, and Christian Spiess, Swiss designer and bicycle aficionado, present a collection of handy and colourful accessories for the modern daily bike commute.

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.

Toc Toc Toc!

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Toc Toc Toc!

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Victor Jacquard

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

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.

Events

ECAL + MAU TOYS WITH ARTEK,04–20.02.2023,Artek Tokyo Store

EXHIBITIONS

ECAL + MAU TOYS WITH ARTEK,
04–20.02.2023,
Artek Tokyo Store

From February 4 to 20 2023, ECAL and Musashino Art University students present a selection of playful objects for children created in collaboration with the Finnish furniture company Artek. The exhibition will take place in the brand's store in Tokyo. Opening on February 3 at 7pm.

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.