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Workshop, ECAL 2015

in MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES DESIGN FOR LUXURY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Teacher(s): Nicolas Le Moigne


At the invitation of the Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin, twelve students of the ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, accompanied by the director Alexis Georgacopoulos and Nicolas Le Moigne, head of programme, went to Shanghai for an exploratory week.

On this occasion, they were able to participate in the context of Twin Villas (a property that hosts the Vacheron Constantin Mansion) to a press conference celebrating the partnership Vacheron Constantin/ECAL and unveiled a preview of the exhibition "Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen » which was presented during the Milan International Furniture Fair in April, as well as the Expo Milano 2015 (World Expo) in May.

They could also discover cultural venues such as Tongji University, the Shanghai Museum, the Maison Hermès, the Glass Museum, visit iconic companies related to design as MXM (upholstered furniture), Shang Xia (hi-end craftsmanship) Stellar Works (wood specialist) Spin Ceramics (ceramic brand), Neri & Hu (architecture and design agency) and look over typical neighborhoods for luxury and crafts.


Press conference at the Twin Villas by Vacheron Constantin

Photo: VC 

Factory visit Stellar Works (wood specialist)

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Colleuille

Visit of the Tongji University


Discovering Shanghai

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Colleuille