Stéphane
Halmaï-Voisard

Enseignements

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sven Abplanalp – M–W256

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sven Abplanalp – M–W256

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“M–W256” is a project that started as a comprehensive analysis of fasteners from the textile industry. This research led me to work on the idea of symmetry through connectors while exploiting its advantages. Suited to a variety of daily situations and designed for urban mobility, “M–W256” is a bag that offers versatility. Developed specifically for this portable item, the androgynous clip enables the user to connect straps in many different configurations for greater adaptability.

Bruno Adrien Aguirre – The Guardian

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Bruno Adrien Aguirre – The Guardian

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Nowadays, the majority of museums use traditional chairs for their supervisors. “The Guardian” is a chair resulting from observations and reflections on this job that I performed alongside my studies at ECAL. The aim was to meet a series of criteria that include the requirements of the job, the user (the supervisor) and the museum context. “The Guardian” is a chair designed with proportions adjusted to its use and environment.

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Piau – Nommo

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Nommo” features a pair of containers designed to prepare hot and cold infusions such as coffee, tea and flavoured waters. With this project I focused on the issue of rituals and what the preparation of these different drinks has in common. Each container is designed with a particular material in accordance with the type of infusion to which it is dedicated. The infusion is made with a filter common to these different elements. This project aims to bring the preparation of infusion back to the centre of the table to create opportunities for sharing.

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Olivia Dall'Omo – Zenith

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Zenith” is a collection of durable shutters made from rattan where the weaving facilitates the management of light, heat and the outside view. Each blind consists of a steel structure covered in a relatively dense braided motif inspired by mashrabiya. The shutters project shadows inside, bringing the environment to life. This project focuses on rattan craft and rethinks its manufacturing process in a semi-industrial way.

Leila Farra – Traces

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Leila Farra – Traces

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Traces” is a collection of paintbrushes made out of rattan and horsehair. The idea behind this research was to experiment with the tools. Movement, the design of the handle and the hair position influenced the result. The first tests on paper led to experiments on fabric, resulting in a series of painted textiles whose patterns stem directly from the brushstrokes. This project enabled me to immerse myself into two ancestral crafts, wickerwork and paintbrush manufacturing, which I was then able to merge to create a collection between art and design.

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Charlotte Krzentowski – Emineo

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Mention Très bien In most households the dining table is at the heart of the action. It is seen as a lively place, where people eat, work, play and cook but most of all, where people gather together. “Emineo” is a height-adjustable dining table that can be adjusted with the help of a piston for various possible uses.

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nadia El-Hindi – Chef !

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Immersion into the highly codified world of cutlery made me discover the delicate and threatening duality of knives. Guided by my observations of the forms and details relating to steel work, I chose to open up the boundaries of this field with the help of a craftsman. Thus, I created “Chef!”, a line of kitchen knives that combines the intelligence of craftsmanship with the precision of the industry. The steel blade, protected by a natural anti-corrosive treatment called “seasoning”, is attached to the handle thanks to assembly that is directly inspired by hammers.

Nicolas El Kadiri – Jim

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Nicolas El Kadiri – Jim

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

With the rise of street workout, appropriating urban infrastructure to do body toning exercises is becoming increasingly common. “Jim” is a street furniture project that seeks to incorporate training equipment within the urban landscape in a more fluid manner than outdoor gymnastic and callisthenic parks and whose use remains open to all. The very rationalised shape is designed to enable a certain number of poly-articular movements thanks to the steel tube grips on each side and two platform levels made of ash wood, while providing multiple seating positions.

Louis Bétin – Traveler

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Louis Bétin – Traveler

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Enjoying sustainable transport, stopping wherever you want and bivouacking without trouble were the three main markers of my thought process. “Traveler” is designed to meet the essential needs of an independent traveller: transport, sleep and shelter. The polypropylene shell provides a safe and waterproof storage space. The suspended bed offers a comfortable sleeping area and easy access to the cargo hold. Finally, the aluminium roof structure keeps the equipment sheltered and guarantees effective protection against the weather when opened out.

Bérengère Bussioz – Sun

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Bérengère Bussioz – Sun

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Initially used on boats during transatlantic crossings, the sun lounger, also known as a deckchair, has become in the last few years, an essential outdoor piece of furniture that embodies the good times spent outside during the summer. “Sun” consists of a stackable, powder-coated tubular frame. It combines simple lines with quality materials to meets the requirements of outdoor furniture. The generous proportions evoke comfort, while the symmetrical design allows for simple use and easy change of the fabric, thereby extending its life cycle.

François Lafortune – Clap

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

François Lafortune – Clap

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

The “Clap” chair emerged from a reflection on the evolution of student working spaces. Work habits and office structures have massively changed. Classrooms have transformed into open spaces where desks and chairs belong to everyone. “Clap” is a chair with a storage system that enables you to keep your personal belongings safe for a short break thanks to a lock, while ensuring good ergonomics. It consists of an injection-moulded plastic structure and a seat made of moulded plywood. The project was developed based on the act of sitting like an act of appropriation.

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Estelle Rougerie – Clip

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

This project addresses the temporality of furniture. When does one need a table, for how long, and for what use? “Clip” is an auxiliary table made from wood, intended for indoor and outdoor use and to meet daily needs.  It can easily be assembled, moved, disassembled and stored. The top is attached to the legs with a clip system. Thanks to the use of wood, the table fits comfortably in a variety of environments. For an aperitif, an improvised meal or a sociable moment, one clip and Bob’s your uncle!

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alice Dermange – Culina Hortus

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Culina Hortus” is an indoor ceramic lamp for aromatic plants that complements natural light. There are two lighting positions, one for a single pot and its plant, the second for several containers and their plants.

Alix Doussot – Beach Access System

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Alix Doussot – Beach Access System

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

In 2015, a French law required public places to be made accessible to everyone. Considered sensitive due to its nature, the sea shore was not subjected to the same measures as in cities. This system provides access to sand and water for everyone, including people with reduced mobility, throughout the year, while establishing permanent boundaries between transit areas and areas to preserve. The whole system is made up of three types of wooden floor and steel elements that facilitate movement and that can withstand the harsh coastal weather conditions.

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Rodolphe Pupille – Tilt

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Tilt” is a shoe rack made of birch plywood. The two-way mirror front enables users to see themselves while providing a showcase for the shoes on display. The opening direction of the drawer is adjustable, meaning the “Tilt” shoe rack can be placed in a corner or in the middle of a wall. The inside of the drawer is lined with linoleum as a reference to collectable furniture. The neutral background enhances the details of each shoe while protecting the wood. Finally, a gradation in the opacity of the mirror highlights the worn pair, as a reinterpretation of angled shoe mirrors in shoe shops.

Jérémy Aberlé – NATT

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jérémy Aberlé – NATT

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

As some great architects of modernism used to say, the issue for major cities is that man is completely disconnected from nature. This is why I decided for my graduation work, to create urban structures at the crossroads of design and architecture that aim to reconnect human beings with nature. These consist of tubular steel elements on which nets are strung for people to rest. These structures are intended to be set up around trees, in parks or schoolyards, where human activity interacts with green spaces.

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Ralph Ethan Valladares – Bleuboard

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Across time and cultures, games have always been a great way for all kinds of people to gather and spend time together. “Bleuboard” is a compact, modular board game system. You can setup up to 50 different boards easily thanks to its individual bits of board. Featuring games of alignment, battle, hunting, capture, you name it, “Bleuboard” is jam-packed with a large selection of diverse games featuring many different game mechanisms, which allows its users to choose a game depending on their mood.

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Salomé Doucet – Sadji

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Sadji” is a set for people who make their own makeup. It features a different container for each of the three different textures that can be obtained, creams, hard pastes and powders, as well as a press. Thanks to glass lids, the colours and textures are visible. The various elements are then laid on a ceramic board that can also hold brushes or other makeup. The project is in line with a zero-waste lifestyle but also seeks to restore value to the moment it is associated with, like an invitation to take time for oneself, as was the case in the past.

Clémence Buytaert – Midi

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Clémence Buytaert – Midi

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Following up on my thesis “Eating without a Table”, which focuses on workers who have lunch in the public space, I designed a piece of urban furniture for eating alone or in pairs. “Midi” is a cast iron and wood structure that allows for different positions of use, its arched shape providing several composition possibilities to the city that will implement it.

Jeanne Mercier – N167

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Jeanne Mercier – N167

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

During a night at sea, at anchor or in the harbour, boats are immersed in darkness. This lamp illuminates the sociable moments you have on the boat. The user suspends the lamp, inspired by mooring cleats, with a rope according to his/her needs. Waterproof and shock-resistant thanks to its protective ring, the lamp is adapted to the risks of its environment.

Emilie Stoll – Optimist

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Emilie Stoll – Optimist

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

At the crossroads of poetry and technique, the parasol is an object whose intended use could still be improved since most of the time, its mechanism closes on the user. “Optimist” offers a new typology of parasol with an inverted opening of the shade fabric. Each part of its mechanism is designed to be as simple and effective as possible, both functionally and aesthetically. Fiberglass profiles and ropes have replaced the rigid and brittle profiles of existing models, enabling the parasol to be flexible in the wind and hence, more durable.

Swann Fardel – Focus

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Swann Fardel – Focus

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

In the last few years, working from home has become increasingly popular, bringing with it its share of drawbacks and distractions. Working from home means mixing one’s living and working spaces, which can turn out to be a real challenge. With its textile space divider, “Focus” is a desk that truly enhances the comfort of its user. Thanks to its wheels, the panel can be easily adjusted and adapted to any situation. During a videoconference for example, users can slide the board behind them in order to blur the background, thus preserving their privacy.

Martin Stricker – Notch

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Martin Stricker – Notch

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

Designed to meet the needs of experienced skiers, “Notch” is a ski helmet with integrated goggles. Nowadays, wearing a helmet and goggles is self-evident: these two objects have every reason to be merged into one. Visor helmets seen on ski slopes have a bad reputation with experienced skiers who deem their design and functionality disappointing. Based on my own experience as a professional skier, the project was developed in an innovative fashion in order to blend together the best existing solutions in a completely integrated design.

Dora Hayat – Tote

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dora Hayat – Tote

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Maddalena Casadei, Benoît Chastenet de Gery

“Tote” is a shopping bag on wheels which, when not used, can accompany its user throughout the day without taking up too much space. As a student I usually go shopping right after school. Strictly designed for a round trip to the supermarket, the traditional caddy is too bulky to be carried around all day. With “Tote”, I sought to combine the compact look of a tote bag, carried over the shoulder, with the practical side of a shopping cart on wheels. With a few simple gestures, it transforms from its folded position to its practical function.

Into the Wild

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Into the Wild

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

Re-design of objects and accessories to practice wild camping or bivouac, realized by the 1st year students in Bachelor Industrial Design.

China Hardware Innovation Camp

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

China Hardware Innovation Camp

Other with Alain Bellet, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

CHIC (China Hardware Innovation Camp) is a program led by EPFL, in collaboration with HEC - Lausanne and ECAL. In interdisciplinary teams, students from different institutions have 9 months to create a prototype of a connected object. The final phase of the program takes students to Shenzhen and then Hong Kong to confront the challenges of industrialization, financing and the realities of the Chinese market.

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Nadine Schaub

Bachelor Industrial Design diploma's projects, 2019

Ring My Bell

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Ring My Bell

Studio project with Cédric Duchêne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Mathieu Rivier, Marion Aeby, Lison Christe

DONG! TRRRRRR! Or maybe even GLING! Or BLING!, MHHHH! And sometimes even BRAOUM! ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents an offbeat collection of interactive doorbells developed by first-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the joint guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, and Mathieu Rivier, a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate. Sound and object design are two notions that industrial designers rarely have the opportunity to associate. However, most common objects potentially produce sounds. All you have to do is pull a chair, open and close a drawer or press a switch to generate sound. Common factors: movement, friction and interaction, which allow basic physics processes to create tones. In this perspective, the students offered a fresh and original look at an ordinary object, often invisible, but never discreet: the doorbell. Whether mechanical or electrical, the bells they have invented reveal a unique, sometimes even thundering, sound experience. Here, the classic carillon gives way to a curious metallophone powered by a perforated card reminiscent of traditional mechanical music boxes. The old door knocker is exchanged for a vibrating dong! The familiar buzzer is replaced by an efficient drum roll. The usual bell replaces a strange device that makes a great sound. Finally, the usual ding-dong is swapped for a resounding mhhhhh ! dear to the bovine race, to name but a few of the devices presented. Come in and ring the bell! www.ecal-ringmybell.ch

Summer University Istanbul

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Istanbul

Workshop with Chris Kabel, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

For their graduation trip, the 3rd year students went to Istanbul. Accompanied by Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and Chris Kabel and collaborating with students from Bilgi University, they had to create souvenirs of the city. Some were able to collaborate directly with local craftspeople. The projects were exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial at the end of this trip and had the chance to see their ECAL x Mac Guffin project also exhibited there at that time.

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Mathieu Lang

Bachelor Industrial Design diploma's projects, 2018

Point & Shoot

MEDIA & INTERACTION DESIGN

Point & Shoot

Workshop with Cyril Diagne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

This project is the result of a collaboration between students in Bachelor Industrial Design and in Bachelor Media & Interaction Design following a workshop led by Map Project Office. "Double action" is part of the exhibition "Ligne de Mire" presented at mudac in Lausanne, from 14 March to 26 August 2018. In the society that Orwell describes in Nineteen Eighty-Four,  every citizen is under constant monitoring by the authorities. The people are constantly reminded of this by the slogan “Big Brother is watching you”. Nowadays in the Digital Age, biometric recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance systems thrive quietly in our back pocket. Not far from what Orwell prophesied, in Two Thousand  Eighteen, with all those powerful technologies at our fingertips, "Point-and-shoot" proposes two playful devices arising from “open source” AI technologies such as dense captioning (DenseCap), with "Talking Camera" — a camera that instantly audio translates the scene you just shot—and facial recognition AI algorithms, with "Move’n’Pick" — a people-triggered camera that captures pictures when subjects are striking the pre-selected pose. "Talking Camera " is a device that instantly translates the scene it captures. ECAL/Amélie Demay, Pierry Jacquillard and Hanieh Rachid "Move'n'Pick " is a people-triggered camera that captures pictures when subjects are striking the preselected pose. ECAL/Pierre Allain-Longval, Manfred Gordon Baud and Iskander Guetta Exhibition «Ligne de Mire» From Tuesday to Sunday, 11H- 18H In July and August, from Monday to Sunday mudac Place de la Cathédrale 6 1005 Lausanne https://mudac.ch

Summer University Tokyo

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Summer University Tokyo

Workshop with Nicholaï Wiig-Hansen, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

The 2nd Industrial design students were asked to create a mobile (kinetic sculpture) as part of a collaborative project with the Japanese brand Tempo.  Tempo is owned by Mother tool, a product manufacturer that works with local craftsmen and different know-how, from Ashikaga and Tokyo area, to create products by pairing up and making the best use of different materials and production techniques. With the support of the "Summer University" program of the Canton of Vaud, the students went to Japan , to present their ideas and prototypes to Tempo’s design and production team, do factory visits and totally immerse yourselves into the Japanese culture.

Diplomas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diplomas

Diploma project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Chris Kabel, Elric Petit, Anaïs Benoit Dignac

Bachelor Industrial Design diploma's projects, 2017

Square Circle Triangle

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Square Circle Triangle

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Nadine Schaub

With the starting point of Il quadrato, Il cerchio, et Il triangolo by the designer and artist Bruno Munari, the students were asked to think about a family of three objects around a square, a circle and a triangle.

Portable LED lights

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Portable LED lights

Workshop with Cédric Duchêne, Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Under the guidance of Cédric Duchêne, Engineer at EPFL+ECAL Lab, and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, 3rd year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to conceive portable LED lights based on the inherent qualities of this technologie: compact, durable, energy efficient and modular. Projects by Gianfranco Baechtold, Tobias Brunner, Raphaël Constantin, Athime De Crecy, Marie-Camille Gras, Vincent Mailh, Zoé Nguyen, Elie Reboul, Paul Vachon and Adrian Woo, assisted by Mathieu Lang and Nadine Fumiko Schaub. Video by Jean-Guillaume Sonnier, assisted by Mathieu Lang and Nadine Fumiko Schaub

Dialogue Wetter

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dialogue Wetter

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Giulia Amélie Chéhab

Rooted in the heart of Aargau, Wetter Metallbau invited 1st year Bachelor Industrial Design students to discover the metalwork and how to challenge its know-how by designing  a range of metal made furniture and accessories for home that were produced by Wetter’s LUN apprentice workers. Photos by ECAL/Younès Klouche assisted by ECAL/Giulia Chehab

Inter-Face

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Inter-Face

Workshop with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Following a one week collaborative workshop between ECAL’s 2ndyear Industrial Design students and Hongik University’s Product and Space Design students, where in mixed teams, they worked on a range of MASKS to cover, disguise, embellish, cloak, protect, decorate or enhance people. Through this project, they shared and discovered their mutual cultures and habits. The outcome is a series of colourful and surprising masks reinterpreting this ancestral object, materialised with textiles and know-how harvested in the maze of Seoul’s enormous Dongdaemun market. Workshop realized as part of the Summer University '15 program of the Canton de Vaud, led by Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, assisted by Giulia Amelie Chehab and Marceau Avogadro. Photos ECAL/Marceau Avogadro

Scott

PRODUCT DESIGN

Scott

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

In collaboration with Swiss bike manufacturer SCOTT the 1st year Master in Product Design students have developed new concepts for urban commuter bicycles. Urabn commuting by bicycle has increased steadily during the last years and has become a major part of nowadays urban traffic. The students focused on the needs of these daily cyclists, who use their bikes to go to and from work, to run errands or simply to get around town, in any weather condition. The students' designs address everyday luggage transport, blending components and frame as a whole, modularity, easy adjustment, anti-theft devices and other innovative new solutions for a better ride. Image: ECAL/Axel Crettenand

Axor WaterDream: a Conceptual Study of Glass Spouts

PRODUCT DESIGN

Axor WaterDream: a Conceptual Study of Glass Spouts

Collaboration with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Axor, the design brand of Hansgrohe, has given the ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design and Master Product Design students the opportunity to design a series of interchangeable glass spouts for the bathroom using the innovative U-Base system. Vanity Mirror by Thomas Elliott Burns The connection between water and our reflection has existed long before the invention of the faucet or the mirror. This piece combines the faucet with a mirror and a small shelf space, changing our expected landscape of the bathroom. Bend by Stanislaw Czarnocki & Katarzyna Kempa Starting with a standard tube shape and adding a single cut, the spout portion of the faucet is bent away from the main body of the faucet. This elegant solution speaks towards simplicity in production methods. Vidéo www.axor-design.com images: ECAL/Axel Crettenand

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sac – Papier – Ciseaux

Studio project with Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

With the project Sac – Papier – Ciseaux , the students of 1 st year Bachelor Industrial Design have aimed to draw "a storage space that is transported on its back which places the weight of its contents on the shoulders through braces", more commonly known as a backpack.

Projects

Collaboration with Audemars Piguet 2010

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Audemars Piguet 2010

Collaboration with Ronan Bouroullec

For this new collaboration with the prestigious Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, the students had the opportunity to create a collection of leather bags, inspired by the brand's own codes and timelessness. Led by French designer Ronan Bouroullec, the challenge was to combine aesthetics and functionality. Among the projects developed and prototyped were a briefcase that folds into an elegant clutch and a bag inspired by the world of sailing and the iconic watch Royal Oak.

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.