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MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship


Switzerland is a privileged country in terms of know-how in the field of luxury and craftsmanship. Building on this tradition, this Master of Advanced Studies is for the holders of a Bachelor or Master’s degree wishing to further their knowledge in industrial design and investigate sectors of excellence as diverse as fine watch-making, tableware or specific techniques using noble materials.

Through collaborations with prestigious brands (some with century-old heritage) and workshops provided by designers of the international scene, students experiment all production stages: from designing an object to its completion, via 3D rendering models or photography. They also have the benefit of brand identity analyses and conferences delivered by experts in the field, as well as tours of luxury goods manufacturers. Many projects are singled out by partner companies to be produced, exhibited and published in the international press.

After one year at ECAL, the students are able to submit a varied portfolio to the highest professional standards. Highly sought after by international agencies and world-leading companies, they also often have the opportunity of simultaneously establishing their own business. Graduates are frequently offered internship opportunities right at the end of their curriculum – often leading to steady employment.


Head
Nicolas Le Moigne

Professors
Alexandre Gaillard
Tomas Kral
Nicolas Le Moigne
Xavier Perrenoud
Julien Wegmüller
Cédric Widmer

Visiting lecturers
Michael Anastassiades, United Kingdom
Joachim de Callataÿ, Paris
Pierre Charpin, Paris
Ligia Dias, Genève
Formafantasma (Simone Farresin & Andrea Trimarchi), Amsterdam
Jaime Hayon, Valence
Fiona Krüger, Colmar
Luca Nichetto, Venise
Bethan Laura Wood, Londres

Assistant
Enrico Pietra

Privileged collaborations
Aesop
Baccarat
Chopard
Christofle
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Hermès
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes
L'Epée 1839
Marsotto
Mauviel
Petit h
Rémy Martin
Retrosuperfuture
Reuge
Ruinart
Vacheron Constantin

Academic partner
IMD Business School

Admission
Admission requirements

Term
2 semesters

Yearly fees
CHF 12'175. –

Credits
60 ECTS

Language
English and French

Qualification issued
Master of Advanced Studies HES-SO in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship


2018
Collaboration with Aesop
Projects by ECAL MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship students in collaboration with Aesop.
Collaboration with Marsotto Lab
Design a new collection of table and wall clocks made in collaboration with Marsotto Lab.
ECAL Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship exhibition at The Mass, Tokyo
ECAL Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship exhibition at The Mass, Tokyo.
Collaboration with Aesop
Visit of the Aesop' shops in Zurich, in order to launch a new collaboration.
IMD and ECAL launch partnership
IMD and ECAL, the University of Art and Design Lausanne, have established a partnership agreement.
Collaboration with L'Epee 1839
Launch of a new clock for L'Epée 1839 during Baselworld
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