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Diploma project, ECAL 2011

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.

« Memento Mori » reinterprets the theme of mortality in horlogery, drawing inspiration from the 17th century skull watch of Mary Queen of Scotts, Mexican Dia de Los Muertos decoration and beautifully decorated skeleton movements found in today’s luxury watches.

This contemporary time piece highlights the value of watchmaking by drawing our attention to the watch movement. The pieces of the dial make up the form of a skull. Each piece is decorated and assembled by hand resulting in a unique timepiece rich in tradition, know how and symbolism.

« Volcanic Casing » is a relay object which can transport heat from a fire. It can be used outdoors as indoors, The Volcanic Casing is consisted of only two common materials (lava stone and oak). Natural and inexpensive, they are simply machined and assembled which can also permit to have a humanitarian context for it use. The absence of obsolete electronic system makes it an object durable, fully recyclable, that preserves the environment throughout its life cycle.

« Weight » is a set of flower vases combining heavy concrete containers and light airy steel supports. The concrete parts sit within each steel frame and weigh the pieces down to prevent them toppling over.


Decha Archjananun 1045

WEIGHT ECAL/Decha Archjananun

ECAL 1048

VOLCANIC CASING ECAL/ Jérémy Murier & Daniel Martinez

ECAL 1051

MEMENTO MORI 

ECAL/Fiona Pender