arts & crafts & design: time according to ÉCAL and swiss craftsmen
luxury watch manufacturer vacheron constantin partners with école cantonale d’art de lausanne and the fondazione cologni dei mestieri d’arte to present ‘arts & crafts & design: time according to ÉCAL and swiss craftsmen. the exhibition, which was previewed during milan design week this year, is slated to be fully displayed at the swiss pavilion during expo milan 2015.
‘sans titre’ — inimfon archibong — made by jean-luc arber, aluminium caster in pully (VD)
since 2013, vacheron constantin has partnered with ÉCAL‘s master of advanced studies in design for luxury & craftsmanship program. once annually, students are giving a chance to conduct a project in accordance with the business. this year, twelve students were chosen to combine their creativity with that of an experienced craftsmen to produce unique objects that demonstrate richness, variety, and the relevance of artisanal craft in contemporary design. under the guidance of andrea trimarchi and simone farresin — from netherlands-based studio formafantasma — the twelve duos worked based on the theme of time, and the cyclical passing of seasons.
‘carbon wood’ — rodrigo caula — made by bertrand cardis, specialist in composite materials in ecublens (VD)
‘arts & crafts & design: time according to ÉCAL and swiss craftsmen’ will open in the VIP lounge of the swiss pavilion for the entirety of expo milan 2015 — may 1st to october 31st. participation in the event is a fascinating opportunity for ÉCAL, as well as the fondazione cologni dei mestieri d’arte and vacheron constanin, and is a perfect chance to present the best of swiss craft expertise.
‘la macina’ — stefano panterotto — made by luca bellei, stone sculptor in bôle (NE)
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