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From 09.04.2019 to 14.04.2019
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On the occasion of the “Sound & Vision” exhibition, ECAL and the design research centre EPFL+ECAL Lab awaken your senses through a range of immersive experiences, from surprising ringing bells to audiovisual music recordings. ECAL showcases “Ring my Bell”, an offbeat collection of interactive doorbells, while the EPFL+ECAL Lab unleashes the potential of Virtual Reality with “Hands on Vision”.

Ring my Bell

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DONG! TRRRRRR! Or maybe even GLING! Or BLING!, MHHHH! And sometimes even BRAOUM! ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents an offbeat collection of interactive doorbells developed by first-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the joint guidance of Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, Head of Bachelor Industrial Design, and Mathieu Rivier, a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate. This project is part of the “Sound & Vision” exhibition, shown for the first time, in collaboration with EPFL+ECAL Lab, at the 2019 Milan International Furniture Fair.

Sound and object design are two notions that industrial designers rarely have the opportunity to combine. Nevertheless, most everyday objects potentially produce sounds. Just pull up a chair, open or close a drawer or even flip a switch and you will create sound. What do all these actions have in common? Movement, friction and interaction which draw on the basic laws of physics to create tones. With this in mind, the students have offered a fresh and original take on an everyday object, one that is unremarkable yet never silent—the doorbell.

They have designed a range of mechanical and electrical doorbells that offer a unique, sometimes even thunderous, sound experience. Well-known chimes step aside and are replaced by a curious metallophone triggered by a punch card reminiscent of traditional mechanical music boxes. The former door knocker is now amplified by a vibrant dong! The familiar buzzer has been replaced by an energetic drum roll. The everyday doorbell has been replaced by a curious device that makes a sound like thunder. At last, where you might expect a ding-dong, there is now a stertorous mooing mhhhh! These are just some of the contraptions displayed.

Come in and ring!

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Hands on Vision

In the “Sound & Vision” exhibition, the EPFL+ECAL Lab takes you to others worlds with “Hands on Vision”. The immersion turns into a sensory, social and nomadic experience. 
The design research shapes a new future for immersion and mobility. Six installations demonstrate how objects bring new life to virtual content, – in the company of celebrities such as singer, Nina Simone, and designer, Roger Tallon.

For “Hands on Vision, information directly from the EPFL+ECAL Lab: geraldine.morand@epfl.ch

Press preview: Monday 8 April, 4 pm - 6 pm

Opening hours: Tuesday 9 April – Saturday 13 April, 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 14 April, 11 am – 4 pm

Spazio Orso 16
Via dell’Orso 16
20121 Milano
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Ring my Bell (ECAL)

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Ring my Bell (ECAL) at Spazio Orso 16

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu


Ring my Bell (ECAL) at Spazio Orso 16

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu


Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab) at Spazio Orso 16

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
Image ECAL/Gianni Camporota


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
DONG by ECAL/Marine Fondin
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei

Ring my Bell (ECAL)
TRRRRRR by ECAL/Théo Blanchard & Noémie Soriano
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
PIOU-PIOU by ECAL/Jillian Reichlin
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
DILILILILING by ECAL/Elie Eliez
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
DRRRRING by ECAL/Noémie Soriano
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)

DING-DANG-DONG by ECAL/Marine Fondin & Julie Racaud
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
MHHHH by ECAL/Marina Kottler & Alan Schopfer
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
TSING-TSING by ECAL/Juri Römmel
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
GLING by ECAL/Stéfanie Kay & Manon Novelli
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei

Ring my Bell (ECAL)
BRAOUM by ECAL/Victorine Lefebvre & Theodore Simon
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)

DIN-DIN by ECAL/Thomas Blaser, Julien Lindt & Eugénie Perrin
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei


Ring my Bell (ECAL)
BLING by ECAL/Mariko Ito & Celestin Tanari
Image: ECAL/Calypso Mahieu & Bilal Sebei

Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Chronogram
Image: EPFL+ECAL Lab/Daniela & Tonatiuh

Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Chronogram
Image: EPFL+ECAL Lab/Daniela & Tonatiuh

Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Scene-o-Scope
EPFL+ECAL Lab/Daniela & Tonatiuh

Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Nina
Image: EPFL+ECAL Lab/Daniela & Tonatiuh


Hands on Vision (EPFL+ECAL Lab)

Roger Tallon: Archives in Motion
Image: EPFL+ECAL Lab/Arthur Touchais