écal

Studio project, ECAL 2012

in BACHELOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

by Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker

Teacher(s): Rémy Jacquet


Why do we invest in a vase, a plate, or a candlestick, but not in a remote control for the television? Sixty years after its creation under the name, “Lazy Bones,” the remote control is still perceived as a collection of buttons on a block of plastic. It hasn’t acquired the status of an object, nor does it carry cultural, emotional or social value. However, it occupies a central place in our living room. What’s more, it constitutes a vital link between our real bodies and the digital world, which now includes television. As part of its effort to renew our relationship to the digital world, and under the title of “Lazy Bytes,” the EPFL+ECAL Lab collaborated with the Kudelski Group to invite four major design schools to rethink the remote control: the Royal College of Art in London, ENSCI-Les Ateliers de Paris, Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. To concentrate on the value of the object in relation to the user, the projects were given the freedom to limit the number of functions. The results fit well alongside more complex interfaces for controlling our domestic environment. They aim to challenge and renew our daily relationship with the digital world.


INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1296

GALEO ECAL / Raphaël Dutoit


INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1288

KLEE ECAL / Isaure Bouysonnie

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1289

MUSSEL ECAL / Sylvain Joly

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1290

ABIES ECAL / Manon Briod

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1291

BOULIER ECAL / Lucien Gumy

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1294

FREEHAND ECAL / Cléo Jacquet

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1293

ZAP ECAL / Marie Schenker

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1292

ROLLING CONTROL ECAL /  Mathieu Rohrer

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Remote control, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Kudelski, Manon Briod, Lucien Gumy, Cléo Jacquet, Raphaël Dutoit, Isaure Bouysonnie, Sylvain Joly, Marie Schenker, workshop 1299

EPFL+ECAL LAB vue de l'exposition