Oscar
Kwong

Projects

Oscar Kwong – Belay

PRODUCT DESIGN

Oscar Kwong – Belay

Diploma project by Oscar Kwong

Belay is an active office chair that questions the state of our sitting culture. All stuck in the same position, hunched over desks, our posture undeniably suffers. The chair lies somewhere between the bouncy extravagance of exercise balls and the technical possibilities offered by ergonomic chairs. Correcting one’s posture requires a conscious effort. This awareness is initiated by an active element consisting of an oscillating seat combined with a rotating base. This mechanism actively stimulates the muscles of the seated person, making them reflect on the quality of their posture. The initial intention was to inject a level of playfulness into the office space that did not interfere with work, reflecting a more balanced approach to our health at work.

Diplôme 2021

PRODUCT DESIGN

Diplôme 2021

Diploma project with Camille Blin, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Marceau Avogadro

Diploma project 2021 www.ecal-diplomes.ch

ECAL x RBM by Flokk: The Future of School Seating

PRODUCT DESIGN

ECAL x RBM by Flokk: The Future of School Seating

Studio project with Camille Blin, Margo Clavier

Innovative architecture, technology and design are shaping the future of education, challenging the norms for those creating learning spaces more than ever before. Danish furniture manufacturers RBM by Flokk have embarked on a semester-long design project with students from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (Switzerland). “What a great challenge for the students to collaborate with an important brand in order to create future experiences based on their experiences from the past! Back to school and to the future!” says Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL. Based around the title, The Future of School Seating, the 1st year Master Product Design students worked with course leader and designer Camille Blin, assisted by Margo Clavier, to explore alternatives to today’s traditional school chair, specifically for children aged 6–12. “We tasked the students at ECAL to reimagine traditional school chairs and to design a product that fits seamlessly into the operating culture of future learning environments. We know that ways of teaching and learning are more diverse than ever before and we are excited to show off some great concepts from the ECAL 1st year Master Product Design students – the next generation of super talented designers,” explains .ystein Austad, Design Manager, RBM by Flokk. Located inside Konstnärshuset, a stunning and historical art gallery based in Central Stockholm,Education Reimagined invites visitors to experience an interactive exhibition of inspiring concepts presented by the students themselves. Visitors to Stockholm Design week can enjoy a fascinating glimpse into how young designers envision education spaces of the future.