ECAL Graphic Design

ECAL Graphic Design

Type, Print, Web, Stories
22.10.2016 – 08.01.2017

The University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) has long been recognised as a world reference in terms of graphic design. Be it designing books, catalogues, magazines or posters, typography or digital projects, ECAL students are able to embrace all facets of the discipline. This success is largely based on a unique framework of workshops allowing students to learn directly from leading Swiss or international graphic designers such as Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Veronica Ditting and NORM. The exhibition and accompanying book »ECAL Graphic Design« retrace five years of projects that emerged mainly from within the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction courses revealing most expressive and skillful approaches in young contemporary graphic design.

Opening: 21.10.2016

ECAL Graphic Design

Dieter Rams. Modular World

Dieter Rams. Modular World

18.11.2016 – 12.03.2017

Schaudepot

From Snow White’s Coffin to the hand razor - Dieter Rams’s designs for Braun are legendary, while his ideas about design are more topical than ever today. Rams’s best-known furniture design is his shelf 606; in contrast, his seating furniture is just being rediscovered. And it’s precisely this furniture that shows the diversity of Rams’s design activity: from the filigreed silhouette of the lounge chair 601 to the simple idea of the module programme 740, inspired by Japanese seat cushions. The Schaudepot exhibition shows Rams’s furniture and electrical appliances from the Vitra Design Museum collection, supplemented by a film in which Rams explains his designs and his design philosophy. It clearly shows how deeply Rams’s designs are rooted in a consistent worldview that looks for simplicity, honesty and reduction. Their timelessness makes them textbook examples of sustainable design, and they continue to influence designers even today.

Opening: 17.11.2016

Dieter Rams. Modular World

Hello Robot. Design between Human and Machine

Hello Robot. Design between Human and Machine

11.02.2017 – 14.05.2017

Vitra Design Museum

Science fiction becomes reality: Robotics has been finding its way into our lives for a number of years now. Examples range from transport drones and intelligent sensors to the debate around Industry 4.0. In the exhibition »Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine«, the Vitra Design Museum will thoroughly examine the current robotics boom for the first time. The exhibition will present a variety of exhibits, including examples of robots from homes, industry or medicine, but also media installations, computer games as well as examples from film and literature. It will show how robotics is changing our lives today - and how design is changing robotics. At the same time, it broadens our view of the ethical and political issues associated with robotics today. Featuring works by Bruce Sterling, Douglas Coupland, Joris Laarman, Carlo Ratti, Dunne & Raby, Philip Beesley and many others.

Opening: 10.02.2017

The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art and Design Museum Gent.

Hello Robot. Design between Human and Machine