Tomas
Kral

Enseignements

Collaboration with Aesop

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Aesop

Collaboration 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.

Coffee cup

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Coffee cup

Studio project with Tomas Kral, Nadine Schaub

Under the guidance of Tomas Kral, teacher at ECAL and designer, 3rd year Industrial Design Bachelor students were asked to rethink the coffee cup, as part of the 2017 edition of the Agora Biennale of Bordeaux contest. The goal for the students was to imagine a scenario around their object so they could valorise this drink or the manner it is savoured.

Collaboration with Mauviel 1830

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Mauviel 1830

Collaboration with Tomas Kral

ECAL x MAUVIEL 1830 Creativity knows no boundaries and certainly not those of kitchens! The collaboration with Mauviel represents for ECAL and students of the Master in Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship an incredible opportunity to delve into the world of gastronomy. Through a project that began with a tour of the whole class at the factory in Normandy, which was followed by a meeting with the stared chef Yannick Alléno in Paris, students were able to discover a world where knowledge is synonymous with Excellency.

Filiform

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Filiform

Studio project with Tomas Kral

For the DNA project, the students of 1st year Bachelor Industrial Design had to design an object using mainly wire. The fonction of the object was suppose to be created depending of the material imposed.

Collaboration with Christofle 2015

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Christofle 2015

Collaboration with Tomas Kral

ECAL lays the table   For this fifth collaboration between ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the Maison Christofle, the students of the Master of Advanced Studies have taken the challenge to dive straight into the heart of silversmithing history by creating a set of cutlery. This particularly demanding project required a perfect mastery of proportions, ergonomy and detail refinement.

Diploma

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Diploma

Diploma project with Camille Blin, Jörg Boner, Chris Kabel, Tomas Kral, Sébastien Cluzel

Selection of diploma's projects, 2014.

Collaboration with Rémy Martin

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Rémy Martin

Collaboration with Tomas Kral

Under the supervision of designer Tomas Kral, the students worked on the theme of mixology (the association of materials, just like the mixed ingredients that make up a cocktail) and developed in a few weeks various projects, focused either on objects related to a recipe or on ritual. For the launch of this project with Rémy Martin, we had the chance to spend two days in Cognac to discover the secrets of the production process and the cellars of the House, through numerous tastings, and then to immerse ourselves in the trendy Parisian world of cocktail bars by testing numerous recipes. In the end, 10 objects were designed by the 10 students from the programme.

Dual

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dual

Studio project with Tomas Kral

For this project the students were asked to create and design an object by two materials of their choice. Analysing, questioning, observing, testing, and assembling materials. The resulted objects from this project are products where the function of the product was mainly guided by the two chosen characteristic materials.

Swing Lamps

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Swing Lamps

Studio project with Tomas Kral

This project questions the light in relation with the workspace and was about to develop an office lamp that is flexible enough to respond the needs in this environment. Before their diploma semester, the 3rd year students were asked to create unexpected and simple articulations to enhance the value of the movement and the quality of the light.

Low-Tech Factory

PRODUCT DESIGN

Low-Tech Factory

Workshop with Tomas Kral

For its 14th edition, Langenthal Designers’ Saturday offers carte blanche to the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. It provides the setting for the ECAL to present its exhibition entitled “Low-Tech Factory”, a selection of machines designed by Bachelor’s and Master’s students of Industrial Design and Product at a workshop led by designers Chris Kabel and Tomás Král. At Langenthal, factories are omnipresent.For this carte blanche, it seemed to us natural to ask students to look at showcasing the manufacturing process of an object, from the machine to the finished product. They therefore experimented with simple and ingenious shaping methods such as moulding, thermoforming and knitting to obtain finished products. “Low-Tech Factory” tackles the subject of automatic production beloved by designers, bringing together six entertaining machines which throughout the exhibition produce mirrors, hats, sacks, toys, lamps, and even popcorn!

EWO

PRODUCT DESIGN

EWO

Studio project with Tomas Kral

LEDs, steel and aluminium are the materials of the lights designed by the ECAL Master’s in Product Design students during the project in collaboration with ewo, based in the Alto Adige in Italy. This was a real industrial project around the desire to present new ideas public lighting, a field ECAL had yet to work on. It was also a quick project that lasted only about 3 months. A project made by 1st year students of the Master in Product design, overseen by Alexis Georgacopoulos and Tomas Kral.

AXOR-Bouroullec

PRODUCT DESIGN

AXOR-Bouroullec

Studio project with Tomas Kral

Bathroom accessories in collaboration with AXOR-Hansgrohe.

Projects

Collaboration with Christofle 2009

DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Collaboration with Christofle 2009

Collaboration with Augustin Scott de Martinville

For this new collaboration with Christofle, the students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship had the opportunity to work on different tableware. From a champagne bucket to a water jug or a tea set, the selected projects were prototyped in silver by the famous manufacturer.

Events

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.

Christofle exhibition,09.02.2016

EXHIBITIONS

Christofle exhibition,
09.02.2016

Exhibition of silver cutlery created for Christofle in Paris.