'France' by Albert Schrurs for Bernardaud
Taking his cue from the internationally acclaimed Michelin Annual Red Guide, the young Swiss architect and recent Luxury Design graduate (MAS-Luxury) Albert Schrurs has created this imaginative series of 30 meticulously-decorated porcelain plates which, when aligned together, compose a giant map of French roads along with the country’s best restaurants. Created for the French porcelain specialists Bernardaud, the limited-edition series is Schrurs’ ‘tribute to both the amazing road network and gastronomy’ and it can be viewed at Bernardaud Foundation’s ‘Le Décor est Planté’ exhibition in Limoges (on show until 24 October 2011). (more…)
'Rever' chair by Jonas Nyffenegger
The young designer and this year’s industrial design graduate (BA) Jonas Nyffenegger has created this adjustable ‘Rever’ chair which was presented as part of the graduate exhibition showcasing the final year projects from the students of the University of the Art and Design Lausanne, ECAL. The convertible wooden chair has been designed for the famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Lausanne with its alterable backrest enabling the mass-goers to easily turn towards the organ or the altar.
'Clown Nose' by Tomas Kral, photo by Federico Berardi
Inspired by the typical red clown nose the young Swiss designer and graduate from ECAL Tomas Kral realised this series of ceramic bins, closable through cork balls which are connected with coloured elastics.
'ECAL Bazar', a sale exhibition of students’ works between 1996 and 2010
The big annual design event in French speaking Switzerland is now starting his 4th edition. From 23 – 26 September the Swiss magazine Espaces contemporains is staging DESIGN ON OFF, an event that brings together designers from Switzerland and abroad and provides a platform for encounters between the general public, the professionals and the designers.
Beside exhibitions at more than 20 design showrooms of Lausanne and area there will be presentations of the work of 20 young designers at the Salle de spectacles de Renens. ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) presents ‘ECAL Bazar’, a sale exhibition of students’ works between 1996 and 2010. All venues are connected by free buses.