Internet Radio by Terkel Skou Steffensen for ECAL and Punkt, Milan Internet Radio by Terkel Skou Steffensen for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan
Torch Lamp by James Dart for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan Torch Lamp by James Dart for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan
Wall Printer by Nadine Schaub for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan Wall Printer by Nadine Schaub for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan
Tilitng Projector by Jaehoon Jung for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan Tilitng Projector by Jaehoon Jung for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan
Weather Station by Kevin Gouriou for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan Weather Station by Kevin Gouriou for ECAL and Punkt collaboration, Milan

Milan Salone 2016: Form and function

21 : 04 : 2016 ECAL University Of Art And Design Lausanne : ECAL : Punkt.

Milan – Students at École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) and Swiss designers Punkt have collaborated on a range of functional household electronics.

  • The university’s MA students were invited to design prototypes for future Punkt products
  • Eight prototypes, including a torch lamp and wall-mounted printer, were displayed at the Palazzo Litta

The students were asked to rethink objects that help people with their everyday routines, without making them any more complicated, and invited them to offer a new perspective to time-honoured designs.

Student Terkel Skou Steffensen’s IR 01 internet radio features a circular touchscreen, making it easier to browse through thousands of stations, while the CC 01 clock designed by DonKyun Lim can be hung in the corner of a room, letting the owner tell the time from any angle.

The show is about technology, but not technology that is overwhelming,’ says ECAL director Alexis Georgacopoulos. ‘It is technology that stays in the shadows and makes small comments about the way we live.’

The Big Picture

Homewares manufacturer Ikea is engaging people about the role of innovation in their homes with its Space 10 retail lab. For more from Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan 2016 keep an eye on our Shows section for our forthcoming review.

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