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Research project, ECAL 2015

in MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN

Teacher(s): Augustin Scott de Martinville


Relying on the school’s multidisciplinary strength the project involved master students, assistants and professors as well as young graduates in the fields product design, fine arts, photography and interaction design to explore the possibilities offered by glass as a material in different contexts, from the engineer’s laboratory to the artist’s workshop.

The results include contributions by Ronan Bouroullec, Cyril Porchet, Mathieu Rivier, Pauline Saglio, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Brynjar Sigurðarson and Baker Wardlaw, in collaborations with glass experts such as Matteo Gonet or the CIAV Meisenthal. The aim of the project was not only to research the material from a designer’s point of view, but also to establish a case study of what design research could be in the context of a university.

With a scenography created by French designer Camille Blin, the exhibition showcases more than 300 pieces resulting from the project. This event is accompanied by the launch of a dedicated website to browse the comprehensive database (heartofglass.ch) as well as a publication. 


Heart of Glass Webpage


Participants:

Rita Botelho

Diane du Chaxel

Sarha Duquesne

Philipp Grundhöfer

Felix Klingmüller

Charles Mathis

Giulio Parini

Jung-Cheng Su

Eleonora Castellarin

Levi Dethier

Tobias Nietsche

Vincent Tarisien

Fredrik Wærnes

Daniel Wehrli

Manon Briod

Christophe Guberan

Lucien Gumy

Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

Fiona Krüger

Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Ana Varela

Julie Bernard

María Dolores Buades Balle

Thomas Burns

Leila Chouikh

Stanislaw Czarnocki

James Dart

Lucas Frank

Anthony Guex

Katarzyna Kempa

Rebecca María Loaíza Alvear

Eléa Nouraud

Roosa Ryhänen

Takeru Sato

Hansel Schloupt

Thomas Schmitz

Dong-In Seol

Aeneas Stankowski

Patrick Tarkhounian

Caroline Thurner


Heart of Glass

Scenography by Camille Blin

Image: ECAL/Axel Crettenand


Heart of Glass

Scenography by Camille Blin

Image: ECAL/Axel Crettenand


Heart of Glass

Scenography by Camille Blin

Image: ECAL/Axel Crettenand


Heart of Glass

Piece by Baker Wardlaw

Image: Philippe Fragnière