January 2022

Posts tagged as 'ECAL'

Porte des savoirs by Dietz, Nieveen, Othenin-Girard, ALICE EPFL, photo: © Joel Tettamanti

Porte des savoirs by Dietz, Nieveen, Othenin-Girard, ALICE EPFL, photo: © Joel Tettamanti

From EPFL+ECAL LAB & ALICE studio EPFL, an interior research-by-design project in Lausanne that touches on fundamental and critical notions involving our information age.



'Dusty Copper' by Jung-Cheng Su; photo by Nicolas Genta

‘Hot Tools’ was one of three exhibitions presented by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne on the occasion of this year’s Salone del Mobile. Showcasing the outcome of a workshop led by the acclaimed French designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet during which 20 Product Design (MA) students were asked to devise and build novel tools and forms which were most likely to result in an interesting, traditionally-blown glass objects, the exhibition featured eight innovative glass pieces as well as the novel devices which were employed in the production process. Watch the footage from this hugely innovative and inspiring workshop in the video below. (more…)

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‘Narciso’ vase series by Giorgia Zanellato (IT)

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'Narciso' vase series by Giorgia Zanellato

Just as in the Greek myth of Narcissus, this series of vases by the young Italian product designer and recent ECAL graduate Giorgia Zanellato reflects and emphasises the beauty of blooms and ‘draws attention to the role of the flower’ thanks to the striking, kaleidoscopic effects achieved through the use of cleverly-positioned mirrors. Suitably named ‘Narciso’, the collection encompasses six different vases made of borosilicate glass, powder-coated alluminium and mirrored stainless steal. (more…)

MAS-Luxe «ECAL/Baccarat» project "Jars" by Guillaume Noiseux; Photo ECAL, Julien Chavaillaz

From October 7th through October 16th the projects of MAS-Luxe graduates of l’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne are exhibited in the Lausanne Palace.The successful concept of MAS-Luxe class was first launched in October 2008 and gives the opportunity to students from all over the world to apply for a master class programm which collaborates with renowned companies like Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Nespresso, Bernardaud, TAG Aviation, Reuge or Christofle.


The process of designing the series

The Slovakian-born Switzerland-based industrial designer Tomas Kral has collaborated with the recently-founded Spanish label PCM on a glassware collection, parts of which are based on original molds from the late 19th century. The beautifully crafted series comprises three vases and a set of drinking glasses and carafes, all of which have been decorated with various cut-patterns. More interestingly, the ‘Reused History’ collection was produced by the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia, Spain, which is one of the last three remaining European glassworks that still blows the glass following the 18th century techniques. Now, thanks to the designer, we can share this series of insightful photographs documenting the manufacturing process of the collection. (more…)

Composition ECAL-Alessi, Photo: ECAL-Julien Chavaillaz

Alexis Georgacopoulos, head of ECAL / University of Art Lausanne, presents the projects of the second year Industrial Design (BA) students created for Alessi.


'Gousset' chest of drawers by Raphaëlle Bonamy

‘A ready-made as an object, a product as collage’ – this is how the young industrial designer and ECAL alumnus (MA Product Design) Raphaëlle Bonamy describes the wooden chest of drawers which she created and presented at the graduate exhibition showcasing the final year projects from the students of the University of the Art and Design Lausanne, ECAL. Called ‘Gousset’, the simple column of six fir tree drawers employs a unique bicycle-chain mechanisms which enable the user to open and close each of the compartments (as demonstrated in the video below). (more…)

'Space Capsules' by Guillaume Noiseux for Bernardaud

‘An homage to the world of astronautics’, this futuristic series of carved porcelain vases has been created by the young Canadian designer and recent Luxury Design graduate (MAS-Luxe)

Guillaume Noiseux and manufactured by the French porcelain specialists Bernardaud. Inspired by his fascination with the conquest of space and ‘space travel and the aesthetics and poetry behind space shuttles and satellites’, the collection consists of Bernardaud’s preexisting designs which were reinterpreted and decorated by Noiseux. (more…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ECAL graduate show: ‘Space Capsules’ by Guillaume Noiseux for Bernardaud