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Diploma project, ECAL 2012

in MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP


Every year, students from the Master of Advances Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship are asked to developped a personal project, which allow them to work in a more experimental way.

Spanish student Ana Varela has developped a hardwood flooring assembled in geometrical patterns as a result of its modular nature. The goal was to explore the visual potential of silkscreen printing patterns over parquetry. Superimposing new shapes and colours complement the existing assembly geometries. By using only three very simple drawings, it is possible to achieve infinite configurations, creating continuous grids that spread across the floor with the various densities.

Canadian student Olivier Talbot Raymond wanted to work on glasses, focused on material properties and precision. The idea is based on a specially conceived frame able to receive a solar shield that accentuates general protection, while redefining the aesthetic impact. It is all about trying to bond opposite styles in a way that would be unconventionally elegant. Apart from its functional aspect, I believe an eyewear design is solely judged on its ability to marry the wearer’s features. In this context, the slightest modification in the design dramatically changes the overall perception. The attempt to unify two opposite styles in a single look proved to be this project’s most interesting challenge.


Ana Varela 1025

THIN LINES ECAL/Ana Varela

ECAL 1023

SWISS SPECTACLES ECAL/Olivier Talbot Raymond