ecal_industrial design projects_part2

The projects were done at the University of Art in Lausanne (ECAL) during my sesond year of bachelor at the EPFL. Differents design ideas were pushed forward until the mock-up.


Ikea is the most popular mall for furniture in the world. In fact it is probably one of the malls where "industrial design" really takes its full meaning.

The project is to "pimp" a basic stool from Ikea. The aim is to add a new device to make the stool more personal and original.

It is a minimal intervention which offers extra comfort to the stool. In fact, the device added to the foot steadies the stool on an uneven loor.


This project is based on the development of a standard poly-propylene sheet into a lamp. "Less is more",with fewer means and simplicity, the project uses this really good material to diffuse light.

The concept is inspired by the reel: polypropylene strips are winded around a bulb. The shape develops by itself when the hole of the band is put into the cap. The fact is that this system allows the user to personalize his lamp.



Urban chaos, a mountain case

How does a mountains village where 80% of its expansion took place in the last 40 years develop?

Verbier is a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. It is located on a southward terrace. All the urbanisation relies on foreign investors who wanted to build a lot of houses quickly in order to make a lot of money. In fact the urban plan seems to be chaotic and only ruled by money.

The analysis of this particular type of urbanism deals with its limits and the way to stop this tissue of chalet-style buildings. There are many factors which limit the expansion, the most important of which is nature: thepresence of ravines, the danger of avalanche...


urban railways areas, a new densification

The density in contemporary towns is a serious issue. But the town keeps its own traces to become a superposition of various layers.

This project is located in Renens in the outskirts of Lausanne in Switzerland. Renens was made of working-class quarters and the old buildings on the site used to be factories...


Modular combination housing

A project is not a linear process, but a complex one which generates many questions and many answers: the programme, the existing reference points, the urban forms. But also, what atmosphere for a space, what materials, what colors and what lighting?

Thus it is important to work at different scales simultaneously and to use models, plans, sections, perspectives, etc. The studio offers a way to test and to design housing by using typologies and by adapting to contemporary requirements.

The project develops itself first by using exercices about housing ,such as housing sequences, windows or atmosphere, all reflecting on the notion of the inside towards the outside.

The urban form consists of two bars which define two different spaces. The concept leads to different modular spaces which can be put together to create multiple combinations of lofts. Then the space continues generating Logias and Bow-windows in between structural frames. Besides, concrete and wood create a quiet atmosphere...


ecal_industrial design projects_part1

The projects were done at the University of Art in Lausanne (ECAL) during my sesond year of bachelor at the EPFL. Differents design ideas were pushed forward until the mock-up.


The project e-hanger is the first project in industrial design at the Univerty of Art and Design Lausanne.

The principle is to make a maximum of five folds and two cuts on the same material and use to elaborate an object.

The project wants to be sustainable and economical by using the paperboard which holds the shirt. In fact it uses this ecological technique to become a simple and practical hanger...