David Colombini

“Attachment” is the development of a diploma project at ECAL. It focuses in a surprising and poetic way on the connections between digital and analogue communication. Imagined as a kind of refinement on the traditional message in a bottle, the work’s deeper meaning lies in stimulating human interaction, relying deliberately on the principle of coincidence.

Psycho slut wicca bitch. | We are not angry, just self-reliant.

Xénia Lucie Laffely

This fashion collection, developed by the designer Xénia Lucie Laffely as part of her Master’s degree course, is a men’s fashion line, which was inspired by the work and/or dress style of well-known female artists and personalities and developed on the principle of the collage. The range of references extends from works of art and articles of clothing by Tracy Enim through Simone de Beauvoir to Louise Bourgeois and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In the Secret Garden | Jadis Lighting Sculpture

Ini Archibong

Jadis Lighting Sculpture belongs to an exclusive, handcrafted design object collection, whose inspiration was initiated during designer Ini Archibong’s MA course in Luxury Design and Craftsmanship at ECAL. The objects were designed above all with an eye to their aesthetic effect, and draw inspiration from some of the favourite fairy tales of the designer’s childhood.

Intercultural Link

Beatrice Sierach

“Intercultural Link – On the role of the designer in social projects” is a research project presented in the form of a book, with which Beatrice Sierach concluded her MA degree course at the Zurich University of the Arts. As the subtitle of the work makes clear, it focuses on an investigation of the role of the designer in social projects based on the author’s own experience.

Milvus Milvus

Martin Noël, Tibo Smith

Mobility and the nomadic lifestyle have been popular themes with design college graduates for many years. While the focus of interest has generally been on the modern urban nomad with his frequent changes of location and apartment, the EPFL diploma project of Martin Noël and Thibault Smith is a response to the needs of a nomadic life that is as traditional as it is down-to-earth, one of a migrant shepherd who travels through the Swiss plains with his herd in winter.


Selina Peyer

Clothing and fashion are generally perceived for the most part in terms of their visual qualities. Selina Peyer’s BA project at the Lucerne School of Art and Design bears the expressive title “begreifbar” – “graspable” – and it is dedicated to the aim of shifting the haptic properties of clothing into the limelight.