From 06.06.2019 to 09.06.2019
EDIT Napoli

ECAL x Bloc studios: Rational Balance Collection

On the occasion of EDIT Napoli from 6 to 9 June 2019, ECAL and Bloc studios present a collection of projects by BA Industrial Design students.


Marble connotes weight, stability and robustness, and is a quintessentially noble material. In light of this, what kind of objects are able to take full advantage of these properties? How can the sensations of balance or weight be fully expressed, while respecting the innate qualities and limits of this substance? This was the question that ECAL /University of Art and Design Lausanne Industrial Design Bachelor’s students addressed in 2016 at a workshop led by Swiss designers Joséphine Choquet and Virgile Thévoz.

This collection has been jointly developed over recent years by Bloc studios and ECAL, and comprises a selection of objects that focus on the rational balance between materials and proportions – playful ball-joint mirrors, punk marble plates pierced through with steel, marble vases in tension with aluminium, minimal tub plugs and mesmerising wedged vases.

Press preview (invitation only): Thursday 6 June from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 7pm

Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore
Vico San Domenico Maggiore 18
Napoli (Italia)


Stappo by ECAL/Manfred-Gordon Baud

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

Les Triplés by ECAL/Julia Caron

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

La Volta by ECAL/Ferdinand Pezin

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

Cale by ECAL/Jasmina Celikovic

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu

Orrechini by ECAL/Laurie Greco

Image ECAL/Calypso Mahieu