Nicolas
Le Moigne

Enseignements

Upcycling Design

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Upcycling Design

with Nicolas Le Moigne, Bethan Laura Wood

For the second year, students from the MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship were invited to create objects based on the container produced for La Prairie's flagship range. The glass packaging bears the signature cobalt blue that defines the Swiss brand's Luxe Skin Caviar collection, the result of a meeting with Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1980s. Noticing the vivid cobalt blue in the world-famous artist's paintings and sculptures, La Prairie enquired about the significance of this blue in her work. For Niki de Saint Phalle, this resplendent hue, her favourite colour, symbolised femininity, boldness, strength and serenity, describing it as "the colour of joy and luck". With the help of glassmakers based in Switzerland, these glass containers were cut, drilled or sandblasted to give the object a function, while retaining the brand's codes.

Partnerships with Mec-Art

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Partnerships with Mec-Art

with Nicolas Le Moigne

Within the framework of the partnership between ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne and Mec-Art (Pour la Mécanique d'Art), the students of the Master in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship had the opportunity to visit the manufactures and meet the artisans based in the town of Sainte-Croix. This region of the Franco-Swiss Jura arc gathers a great deal of know-how in watchmaking and art mechanics and is now part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. These visits and encounters should enable the students of the ECAL program to create simple and fun mechanical parts that will illustrate the various skills specific to the region, such as automatons, music boxes or watchmaking.

Partnership with the FHH

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Partnership with the FHH

with Nicolas Le Moigne

For many years, the ECAL and the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) have worked together regularly on activities or projects related to the watchmaking world: - Annual visits to the Watches & Wonders watch fair in Geneva; - Participation of the students in a workshop (assembling and reassembling each component of the mechanical movement of a watch); - Collaboration on exhibition projects; - Collaboration on research projects (publications, ...).

collaboration with EHL

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

collaboration with EHL

with Nicolas Le Moigne, Xavier Perrenoud

On the occasion of a new partnership between ECAL and EHL, the students of the program are currently working on the theme of cheese through three specific situations: the cheese cellar, the trolley and tasting at the table.

Collaboration with Hermès 2019

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Hermès 2019

with Nicolas Le Moigne, Xavier Perrenoud

Light, Assertive, On the Move How does a man transport his life? In a world in perpetual motion, where new ways of moving, working, consuming and communicating are emerging, the students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL were led to reflect creatively on the male leather goods objects linked to this societal context.

Collaboration with Aesop

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Aesop

with Tomas Kral, Nicolas Le Moigne

The skincare, haircare and body products specialist Aesop chose ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne to design two accessories for its brand : an electric essential oil burner and a washbag. In doing so, Aesop clearly showed it cared for smart and sustainable design.

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP WITH IMD BUSINESS SCHOOL, LAUSANNE

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP WITH IMD BUSINESS SCHOOL, LAUSANNE

with Nicolas Le Moigne

Lausanne IMD Business School and ECAL have signed a partnership agreement and are currently working together on a series of joint initiatives. The two leading academic institutions based in the Canton of Vaud recently jointly delivered a three-day program on Foundations of Business at IMD for students undertaking ECAL’s MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship. The program focused on the major facets of branding and the creation of products and companies.

COLLABORATION WITH VACHERON CONSTANTIN, Shanghai

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

COLLABORATION WITH VACHERON CONSTANTIN, Shanghai

with Nicolas Le Moigne

At the invitation of the Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin, twelve students of the ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, accompanied by the director Alexis Georgacopoulos and Nicolas Le Moigne, head of programme, went to Shanghai for an exploratory week. On this occasion, they were able to participate in the context of Twin Villas (a property that hosts the Vacheron Constantin Mansion) to a press conference celebrating the partnership Vacheron Constantin/ECAL and unveiled a preview of the exhibition "Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen » which was presented during the Milan International Furniture Fair in April, as well as the Expo Milano 2015 (World Expo) in May. They could also discover cultural venues such as Tongji University, the Shanghai Museum, the Maison Hermès, the Glass Museum, visit iconic companies related to design as MXM (upholstered furniture), Shang Xia (hi-end craftsmanship) Stellar Works (wood specialist) Spin Ceramics (ceramic brand), Neri & Hu (architecture and design agency) and look over typical neighborhoods for luxury and crafts.

Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Vacheron Constantin

with Nicolas Le Moigne

A five-days programme conceived of workshop introductions, factory visits and brainstorming at Vacheron Constantin in order to present the brand's key values to the students.

Collaboration with Hermès 2014

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Hermès 2014

with Nicolas Le Moigne

The collaboration with Hermes allowed the students from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship to discover the universe of window displays, where supports, lighting and colours need to draw your eye to the objects being showcased.

Collaboration with Hermès 2013

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Hermès 2013

with Nicolas Le Moigne

The collaboration with Hermes allowed the students from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship to discover the universe of window displays, where supports, lighting and colours need to draw your eye to the objects being showcased.

Collaboration with De Sede 2012

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with De Sede 2012

with Nicolas Le Moigne

ECAL and Sede, the famous Swiss leather furniture manufacturer, present a selection of projects created by students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design and the Luxury Industry following a workshop led by Nicolas Le Moigne, designer and professor at ECAL.

Projects

Hermès WINDOW DISPLAY IN GENEVA

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Hermès WINDOW DISPLAY IN GENEVA

by Nathanaël Baby, Luca Nichetto, Nicolas Le Moigne, Xavier Perrenoud

The Hermès Printing Company Inspired by the aesthetics of rotary printing presses, this project allows passers-by to immerse themselves in a graphic and artistic universe. Through the ten windows of the store, “L’Imprimerie Hermès” is a reinterpretation of the main stages of printing: everything starts with rolls of paper, which are then deployed in large strips, until they become posters. The paper, in all its forms, is printed along its length by repeating the story of a letter published in six different languages (French, English, Italian, German, Chinese and Japanese) by the magazine Le Monde d'Hermès. A layout specially created for this project incorporates large areas of color in order to frame and highlight the accessories from the different Hermès universes. They thus seem to come to life and become part of the story.

Hermès Window display in Zürich

DESIGN FOR LUXURY & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Hermès Window display in Zürich

by Charitini Gkritzali, Xavier Perrenoud, Nicolas Le Moigne, Luca Nichetto

The Astonishing Moment of Life Inspired by the Surrealist movement and the desire to find magic and wonder in the familiar and everyday life, this project features shapes and emblematic Hermès accessories that interact to form two subtly choreographed installations. These two window displays, imagined by Greek designer Charitini Gkritzali, a student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, are an interpretation of Hermès' 2023 annual theme, “Astonishment”, offering a moment that oscillates between reality and dreams.

Events

L’Arte del Vetro Grezzo,09–17.09.2023

EXHIBITIONS

L’Arte del Vetro Grezzo,
09–17.09.2023

A selection of glass works inspired by the techniques and world of the Venetian glass Masters.

Official launch of the Marsotto LAB collection,21.10–23.12.2022,SPBH Space, Milan

EXHIBITIONS

Official launch of the Marsotto LAB collection,
21.10–23.12.2022,
SPBH Space, Milan

From 21 October to 23 December 2022, ECAL and more specifically the students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship will unveil the result of their latest collaboration with the Italian brand Marsotto LAB and officially launch the collection of the same name, composed of a selection of accessories created between 2018 and today through collaborations with international designers.

"Mechanical Marvels" exhibition at Homo Faber,13.05.2022

"Mechanical Marvels" exhibition at Homo Faber,
13.05.2022

MECHANICAL MARVELS Craftsmanship in Movement: Celebrating Design and the Heritage of Switzerland’s Masters of Mechanical Art

Exhibition at National Design Centre, Singapore,23.03.2019

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition at National Design Centre, Singapore,
23.03.2019

On the initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, supported by the Design Singapore Council, the National Design Centre (NDC) hosts an exhibition of a selection of objects created by international students graduated from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.

Exhibition Aesop, Zurich,01.06.2018

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Aesop, Zurich,
01.06.2018

The skincare, haircare and body products specialist Aesop chose ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne to design two accessories for its brand : an electric essential oil burner and a washbag. In doing so, Aesop clearly showed it cared for smart and sustainable design.

Exhibition at The Mass, Tokyo,24.03.2018

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition at The Mass, Tokyo,
24.03.2018

At The Mass gallery’s invitation, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is presenting a selection of Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship student projects.

Exhibition wall clocks Vacheron Constantin,15.02.2016

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition wall clocks Vacheron Constantin,
15.02.2016

Wall clocks developed in 2013 and presented at the main entrance of the Vacheron Constantin manufacture.

Articles

DEDON BY NATURE: NEW COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH ECAL

PARTNERSHIP

DEDON BY NATURE: NEW COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH ECAL

In collaboration with DEDON, acclaimed designer Sabine Marcelis and Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship students present DEDON by Nature: Lighting the Future, an innovative digital exhibition of a nature-inspired light concepts collection. To be discovered on studio.dedon.de