Studio project, ECAL 2016
in MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN
Teacher(s): Camille Blin
Marking the twentieth anniversary of modern design classic BACKENZAHN™, e15 invited Master Product Design students of ECAL to develop own interpretations for furniture and accessories utilising the same materials available to the company’s co-founder Philipp Mainzer when he conceived the iconic stool.
With a focus on sustainability, the BACKENZAHN™ stool was created using wood offcuts from the production of celebrated table BIGFOOT™. For its signature form and detail, seasoned heartwood is used, resulting in characteristic cracks, which make every stool unique.
Under the guidance of designer Camille Blin, the students produced a series of 14 objects that reflect everyday functions, such as book shelves, children’s toys or paperweights.
Lucky by ECAL/Maxime Augay
Bakula by ECAL/Adrien Cugulliere
Junctions by ECAL/Sara Regal
Anvil by ECAL/Yeyeon Park
Cask by ECAL/Sara de Campos Rodrigues
Yuragi by ECAL/Hiroyuki Morita
Plok by ECAL/Antoine Chauvin