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Enjoying international renown and featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design, ECAL is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos.

The school currently offers six Bachelor programmes (Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography), four Master programmes (Art Direction, Fine Arts, Film, Product Design) and two Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship and in Design Research for Digital Innovation (with EPFL+ECAL Lab).

ECAL also offers a one-year Foundation Course to prepare students for entrance to the different Bachelor’s programmes.

ECAL has grown consistently in terms of student numbers (589 at the beginning of the 2015–2016 academic year).

Its influence in Europe and throughout the world is reflected by numerous press articles, regular mentions in specialist and large-circulation publications, and an enviable number of exhibitions in prestigious venues such as Centre Pompidou, Cooper Union, documenta, Droog Design Gallery, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Victoria & Albert Museum… ver the years the ECAL has significantly increased the number of its collaborative projects with universities of art and design around the world and with leading firms active in a wide range of sectors like Alessi, Baccarat, BMW Group, Camper, Cassina, Centre Pompidou Paris, Christofle, Hansgrohe Axor, Hermès, Luceplan, Nestlé, Nespresso, Scott, Swiss, Swissnex, USM, Vacheron Constantin, Vitra or Woolmark.

In 2014, on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, ECAL has won the Milano Design Award for the best show


Projects

C-224

C-224

Connectivity

This lamp gets you online

Bora

Bora

Water and Sanitation

Combination fan, humidifier, de-humidifier, air purifier for the home

Kiro

Kiro

Work and Economic Growth

A support for home schooling

e-CAL 1020

e-CAL 1020

Electrification

A plug-and-play electrical engine, which transforms your personal bicycle into an e-bike

Aventure Romantique

Aventure Romantique

Multi-functional furniture

A picnic set designed for travel, adventure, and escape

Kaba

Kaba

Health and Well-being

An admission kit for hospital patients

Catapulse

Catapulse

Mental health

This toaster has a mind of its own

Markette

Markette

Work and Economic Growth

Movable market stall made of units to be fitted on the spot

#UNSHAPE

#UNSHAPE

Human-Machine Interaction

A digital mirror for scanning yourself and collaging your guests

Terracold

Terracold

Sustainability

An electricity-free self-cooling fridge

Sleeping at the Airport

Sleeping at the Airport

Mobiliy

An emergency bed system for airports

#THESELFIEPROJECT

#THESELFIEPROJECT

Open source production

Customizable smart phone extensions for selfies and spying

Look Book

Look Book

Health and Well-being

A book that you can’t read

Robust Nest

Robust Nest

Health and Well-being

An affordable, easy to transport incubator to save children in hard to reach areas from hypothermia

Abri +

Abri +

Cities and Communities

A policy to repurpose shelters

Sterilux

Sterilux

Water and Sanitation

A medical kit that uses UV light to sterilise equipment and save energy

All PET Shoe

All PET Shoe

Sustainable fashion

Football boot made entirely of recycled plastic bottles

Browse Air

Browse Air

Digital interface

A digital book that blows in the breeze

SIT – the future of sitting

SIT – the future of sitting

Health and Well-being

“We are born to move, movement is what our body needs while we work.”

TWINS

TWINS

Health and Well-being

Crutches that respond as you recover

Child Sink

Child Sink

Water and Sanitation

A sink for collective use in primary schools

Ivy and Vitis

Ivy and Vitis

Lighting

A duo of small lamps conceived to sublimate plants. Inspired by climbing plants

Cactunes

Cactunes

Music

The world’s first musical cactus

The Portable Kitchen Hood

The Portable Kitchen Hood

Portable kitchen

Portable Kitchen Hood for cooking, related to ventilation, small houses, etc

Aliz

Aliz

Energy

Preserve your food without power

Micro Wind Turbine

Micro Wind Turbine

Energy

A turbine you take with you

Pureknit

Pureknit

Health and Well-being

A washable and sustainable anti-pollution mask

Bend It

Bend It

Modular housing

A portable pop-up store that you can open anywhere

Ar Vag

Ar Vag

Spatial efficiency

A folding rowboat that you can carry

Moove

Moove

Health and Well-being

Lower cost limbic chair for domestic use

TINY HOME BED

TINY HOME BED

Spatial efficiency

A bed for all your belongings