ECAL: Jardín Popular at the QWSTION showroom

My plant standers « Lianas » will be featured with the rest of the exhibition ECAL: Jardín Popular from 8 October (until 14 November) at the QWSTION showroom in Lausanne and during the Design Days from 5 to 14 November 2020.

Opening on Thursday, 8 October, from 4pm to 7pm
Cocktail as part of the Design Days on Saturday 7 November, from 3pm to 6pm.

Tuesday to Friday, from 12am to 6pm and Saturday from 12am to 5pm.

The opening reception and the exhibition will take place according to the sanitary standards in effect.

QWSTION Lausanne
Rue du Tunnel 7
1005 Lausanne


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The USM Design grant is a study grant launched by the Fondation USM to encourage innovation by rewarding a student’s project. The grant amounts to CHF 25,000. This competition takes place each year during the Design Days, alternating between Geneva and Lausanne, and is granted in turn to a student from HEAD (Geneva School of Art and Design) and Ecal (Lausanne Cantonal Art School).

The USM Design Grant is awarded to the “Infinity” project by Theo Luvisotto and Martin Stricker. As an exception, the jury awards a special mention to the “Bambino” project by Bérengère Bussioz and Clémence Buytaert.


Infinity is a visual and sound installation which invites the user to enter into an infinite space. People can look through an opening and experience the echo of their own voice while seeing themselves in an infinite reflexion. The openings are positioned at different heights, allowing children and adults to interact freely inside the structure. Built out of duplicated cardboard modules linked by elastic ropes, the construction offers a maximum of effects with a minimum of means. It is efficient to produce, stackable in piles for transport, it can be quickly built in different kinds of shapes without the help of tools and is therefore inexpensive.

LIANAS at Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City

LIANAS by ECAL/Martin Stricker
This series of supports and posts will give a speck of personality to any garden.

On the occasion of the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño in Mexico City (9 to 13 October 2019), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presents a collection of garden furniture and accessories in enamelled steel — popularly known in Mexico as Peltre — conceived by second-year Bachelor Industrial Design students, under the guidance of Swiss designer Francisco Torres. Popularly known in Mexico as Peltre, enamelled steel tableware can be seen on every tables, from the local street corner canteen, to the latest fashionable restaurant, Grandma’s dishes or the family picnic set. Peltre’s lightweight, smooth, durable and heat resistance surface as for many decades made it perfect for kitchenware, but other products applications are less common nowadays.
Seeing an opportunity to challenge this industry and seek new fields of applications, second-year Bachelor Industrial Design students of ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne are proposing a fresh take on garden furniture and accessories that takes full benefits of enamelled steel qualities. Being scratch resistant, weatherproof and easy to clean, the enamelled products are keeping it up against the elements. Under the guidance of Swiss designer Francisco Torres, students conceived a range of objects from a simple watering cans, sturdy solar lanterns, playful rocking toy cows, divers plant supports, basic and compact garden tools, multipurpose low tables and resounding cowbells for the backyard menagerie.
The exhibited objects where enamelled in Mexico by the skillful craftsmen of Delta Porceltech, in Polotitlán City,
Palacio de la Autonomía
Lic Primo Verdad 2
Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro,
06060 Ciudad de México
CDMX, Mexique

FINALIST in the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2018

Part of the ten finalists in the Woolmark Performance Challenge 2018.


« In its inaugural year the Woolmark Performance Challenge attracted 510 student registrations from 58 Universities from across Europe and North America. The inaugural winner of the Woolmark Performance Challenge will be announced on 9 November 2018 at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado. »

Meet the all the finalists under this link.

Read more about the competition over here.