Project carried out within the framework of the competition for the new street furniture and lighting of the Pace Pestalozzi in Yverdon. The Pestalozzi square is characterized by the presence of very mineral elements such as the Hauterive stone of which its buildings are composed or the paving stones on which passers-by walk.
This proposal is therefore mainly based on the natural elegance of concrete. Shotcrete masts are discreetly part of this mineral universe. Simply blackened by surface oxidation, the connecting parts between the mat and the luminaires take on the same colour as the modules. The delicacy of the concrete, both visual and tactile, brings a certain softness to the luminaire. Moreover, concrete is a recognized and specific know-how in Switzerland. The bench has been designed from a section of a pillar also made of concrete. The prefabricated and raw elements thus drown in the decor of another time to add all the desired comfort to the visitor. /Lison Christe
Unique piece specially made for the exhibition « Esquimaux » at the Galerie Palais in Neuchâtel. The stick of ice evokes more than anything else, the holidays. Mine is that of the south, of the Mediterranean, its ruins and warm sand. But also that summer that we have to spend at home to observe the bottom of the aquarium and its innumerable miniature pastiches such as my ice-cream stick « Colonette ». /Lison Christe
Ring my bell is an offbeat collection of interactive bells developed by 1st year students in the Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, under the joint direction of Mathieu Rivier and Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard and in collaboration with EPFL+ECAL Lab, Lison Christe and Mathieu Lang.
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. /ECAL /Lison Christe /Mathieu Rivier /Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard /Mathieu Lang /Cédric Duchêne /EPFL+ECAL Lab
Pictures: /ECAl /Calypso Mahieu
Graphism: /ECAL /Bilal Sebei
Helio is a ceiling light for office spaces, conference rooms, open spaces and other workspaces. Designed for the startup Insolight, this lamp makes the light move according to the user’s wishes, as if it is guided by an invisible hand. As the light is directed trough shifting the light sources behind the array of lenses, the lamp has no moving parts visible from the outside. The direction of the light is controlled via bluetooth with an app and can both move according to an automatic mode mimicking the trajectory of the sun throughout a working day as well as according to a manual mode allowing the user to direct the light projected to a specific area. /Lison Christe/Insolight
Inspired by steel extrusion profiles, Pilup cup is made of three ceramic extrusion. This lowcost technic allows to create affordable handmade cups. Extrusion allows to obtain complex shape such as here with a double wall. This is used to keep the coffee warm while preventing from burning our hands. Work done at « Potsfink » in Ependes. /ECAL/Lison Christe
« Laisse tomber la chaise » That’s what the workshop with Pierre Charpin was called. Rethink the chair, archetype of industrial design, from another angle. The track I have chosen is that of the free newspaper, full of all kinds of advertising that is used in all situations to avoid getting dirty. Rather than a full page advertisement, why not offer a mythical seat? /ECAL/Lison Christe
Photos: ECAL/Axel Crettenand
It is a modular 15 to 35 liter bag, ultra light (800 gr) and can easily be switched between a messenger bag and backpack. Sewed reflective bands with easy access pockets on the sides, it is re-enforced with Dyneema fibers granting it a high resistance to abrasion. /ECAL/Lison Christe