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ECAL's Milo Keller on the changing face of photography
“We believe that, as an art school, ECAL needs to develop the creative potential offered by new technologies by embracing and responding to their impact.”
The super lightweight Mars Chair by Thomas Missé
ECAL student designs first piece of furniture optimised for Mars colonisation.
Wake up and smell the colours
A device that transcends two of our primary senses.
What will meat products of the future look like?
Product designer, Carolien Niebling, delves into the potential shortage of protein-rich food we could face in future.
Pauline Saglio is an interaction designer and artist based in Switzerland whose interest lies in the combination of digital and tangible.
Eclipse: Experience time in a new way
A clock design that reveals and hides different notions of time.
Meet Deltu, the moody tripod robot
This AI robot mimics the temperamental side in us.
Speeding up physiotherapy with soft robotics
A Swiss lab develops robotic exoskeleton tech for good.
Famed photographer Walter Pfeiffer collaborates with ECAL students
“Choli Cholie” is a photographic book created by ECAL students in collaboration with the celebrated Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer.
A sterilisation kit for medical tools has been designed for hospitals in developing countries
ECAL graduate Jordane Vernet has designed a sterilisation kit that uses less water and energy, making it suitable for hospitals in developing countries.
Sunken candleholders by Adriana Castillo Cota
Mexican designer Adriana Castillo Cota draws on ship wreckages for a collection of striking candleholders.
Gong Repeater by Jordi Pla
This Spanish designer creates a wall clock that forces people to slow down.
The AVLU collection by Ayse Yesim Eröktem
Ayse Yesim Eröktem works with craftsmen from Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar to give traditional Turkish designs a contemporary twist.
Mathieu Rivier is a Swiss-born media and interaction designer/artist and part of the Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Camille Blin is a furniture designer and graduate of the ECAL/University of Art and Design in Lausanne.
By capturing specific things and infusing them with poetry, Kral designs accessible and comprehensible objects that combine traditional materials with new tech.
As a designer Mathies explores various media and methods, and spent a year working closely with a carpenter to investigate different production processes.
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Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
• Duration: 00:09:45
25 Mar 19
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
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Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
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