ECAL 2016


by 1CVmid - 2CVmid

Teacher(s): Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Vincent Jacquier, Pauline Saglio & SIGMASIX

Do objects sometimes dream about themselves? What if we could enter their dreams? Virtual reality? Connected objects? On the occasion of the Milan International Furniture Fair 2016, the ECAL students of the Bachelor Media and Interaction Design present a collection of interactive experiments. A project curated by Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Vincent Jacquier, Pauline Saglio, SIGMASIX and assisted by Romain Cazier, Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari.


Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto 

Rocking lamps welcome faces in a bath of light. Inside, a shining ball is guided along a monumental journey. 

Pump It Up 

Pierre Allain-Longval & Mathilde Colson

A connected bicycle pump allows you to interact in a virtual scene. Through this, users influence how balloons are inflated. 

Look Book 

Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine 

These books keep their pages tightly closed. The binding gives you a glimpse of an unexpected content. 

Broom Broom

Erika Marthins & Hélène Portier 

Brooms designed to be handled from a particular angle. Controlling them unveils a universe of staggering proportions. 


David Nguyen & Fabiola Soavelo 

A scale alters the content of an image according to the user’s weight. The objects thus represented stretch and twist to reach an elasticity defying all the laws of physics. 

Eye Drop

Charlotte Broccard & Stella Speziali

Opaque bottles filled with a fleeting digital fluid. Looking through the bottleneck, you can see the magical nature of their content. 

Tabula Rasa

Thomas Faucheux & Arthur Moscatelli 

A table designed for a special “tête-à-tête”. Through the table top one perceives a dramatic drop.  


André Andrade & Giulio Barresi

A toaster becomes a launching pad for all sorts of objects. Its virtual environment provides a laboratory where experiments combine surprise and contemplation. 

Melting Hot

Adrien Kaeser & Corentin Vignet

This hairdryer stretches beyond its own physical limits. By going up to a high virtual temperature, any object placed in front of the hairdryer instantly begins to change. 


Luca Kasper & Callum Ross

A metronome controls the pace of a table tennis match. By setting the rhythm, the user can influence the speed of the game. 


Mélanie Courtinat 

Vases without flowers, to be viewed from below. Through the gaps, you catch a glimpse of a marvellous vegetal world with unknown species. 

Browse Air

Pierry Jaquillard & Justine Rieder 

A fan turns the pages of a book by the force of its blow. This allows the user to view the content of this book in a fun and unusual way. 


Kelian Maissen, Mathieu Palauqui & Guillaume Simmen 

A tape measure allows users to navigate through the depth of a scene. It becomes a fun tool to move across multiple visual compositions of the same image. 

Ear Cup

Salomé Chatriot 

Teapots filled with liquid sound. Sensitive to handling, these ghostly murmurs reveal echoes of a troubling past. 

When Objects Dream

Headlight, ECAL / Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto 12225

Headlight, ECAL / Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Pump It Up, ECAL / Pierre Allain-Longval & Mathilde Colson 12227

Pump It Up, ECAL / Pierre Allain-Longval & Mathilde Colson

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Look Book, ECAL / Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine  12228

Look Book, ECAL / Pietro Alberti & Elise Migraine 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Broom Broom, ECAL / Aloïs Geiser & Andrea Ramirez Aburto  12230

Broom Broom, ECAL / Erika Marthins & Hélène Portier 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

David Nguyen & Fabiola Soavelo 12231

Scalastic, ECAL / David Nguyen & Fabiola Soavelo

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Eye Drop, ECAL / Charlotte Broccard & Stella Speziali 12232

Eye Drop, ECAL / Charlotte Broccard & Stella Speziali

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Tabula Rasa, ECAL / Thomas Faucheux & Arthur Moscatelli  12233

Tabula Rasa, ECAL / Thomas Faucheux & Arthur Moscatelli 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Catapulse, ECAL / André Andrade & Giulio Barresi 12234

Catapulse, ECAL / André Andrade & Giulio Barresi

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Melting Hot, ECAL / Adrien Kaeser & Corentin Vignet 12236

Melting Hot, ECAL / Adrien Kaeser & Corentin Vignet

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Metronomy, ECAL / Luca Kasper & Callum Ross 12237

Metronomy, ECAL / Luca Kasper & Callum Ross

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Bloom, ECAL / Mélanie Courtinat 12238

Bloom, ECAL / Mélanie Courtinat

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Browse Air, ECAL / Pierry Jaquillard & Justine  12239

Browse Air, ECAL / Pierry Jaquillard & Justine Rieder 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Metricks, ECAL / Kelian Maissen, Mathieu Palauqui & Guillaume Simmen  12240

Metricks, ECAL / Kelian Maissen, Mathieu Palauqui & Guillaume Simmen 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche

Ear Cup, ECAL / Salomé Chatriot  12241

Ear Cup, ECAL / Salomé Chatriot 

Photo ECAL/Younès Klouche