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ECAL/Alessi Office Objects

Alessi, ECAL

Desk top objects from students of the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz

During last April’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presented a student design exhibition at the Alessi space on Via Manzoni showcasing a collection of desk and office objects. While I didn’t see the products in person, from these photos the second-year student work (led by the industrial design department head Elric Petit) certainly looks like something of the quality that I would find in an Alessi catalog. While there are no current plans to put the items into production, I would be very surprised if this was the last time we see some of them. Either way, best of luck to the students, who have had great exposure on an international scale, and serious pieces for their portfolios.

pencil box, Alessi

The Frana pencil box hides or displays pens, pencils, or paperclips with a gentle tilt. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz

 alessi, berra paper holders

The Berra paper holders by Lucien Gumy. Photo by Julien Chavaillaz

The Spettro paperclip holder by Matthieu Girel. I'm not sure how this one works. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz

Alessi, paper holder

The Fierzo paper holder by Julie Richoz. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz


The Ciambella pencil and paperclip holder by Carlo Clopath. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz

The Graffetta key and paper holder by Marie-Anne Le Corre. Photo: ECAL/Julien Chavaillaz

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