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Sunday 13.04.2014
Spazio Orso 16, Milan

At the International Furniture Fair 2014 in Milan, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne was crowned by the Milano Design Award, which recognizes the best exhibition of the week. This prize was awarded to the ECAL for "Delirious Home" presented at Spazio Orso 16 in Milan. This exhibition features a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the “smart home”. They were designed by Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. A project directed by Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel. (Images HD) (Film)

In addition, three ECAL Master Product Design 2013 graduates (Manuel Amaral Netto, Cesare Bizzotto, Tobias Nitsche: www.fromindustrialdesign.com) won the prestigious SaloneSatellite Award 2014 (with 10,000 euros) for the lamp Volta .

Sarha Duquesne (ECAL Master Product Design 2012) and Levi Dethier (ECAL Master Product Design 2013) also won the fifteenth edition of the Design Report Award (with 7,500 euros and the possibility to expose for a year in each of the seven international events Blickfang) with the project "Perimeter Collection", which was also presented at the SaloneSatellite. http://perimetercollection.com


ECAL "Delirious Home"
At the 2014 Milan International Furniture Fair from 8 to 13 April at Spazio Orso 16, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents “Delirious Home”. The exhibition features a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the “smart home”. They were made by Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. A project directed by Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel. (Images HD) (Film)

“ With Delirious Home, ECAL students teach us to take control of the latest techniques and appliances we thought controlled us. The students demonstrate their artful mastery of electronics, mechanics and interaction, developing a new kind of esthetic which goes further than just a formal approach,” explain Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel, the heads of the project.

The “Delirious Home” exhibition presents with humour and originality a selection of projects arising from fruitful collaborations between Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. For one semester, students worked in groups to concoct friendly mirrors that reflect only our image when we look at them: hypersensitive cactuses that like it when we give them a caress, two armchairs that invite you to enjoy a lively and meaningful “tête-à-tête”, a series of food domes that celebrate taste sensations with mellow sounds when they’re opened, a group of containers that defies the laws of gravity, a clock that imitates your gestures, a very accommodating curtain, a fan that amplifies your breath, and a spoon able to follow a cup wherever it goes. (Brochure with text and explanations)

(From left to right): Claudio Luti, Cosmit President, Patricia Urquiola, designer and winner of Milano Design Award 2013, Louisa Carmona (with the award), student of the ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design, Antoine Vauthey (with the award), ECAL head of exhibitions, and Cristina Tajani, "Fashion & Design" Council Member of Comune di Milano


Photo ECAL/Axel Crettenand


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