Small tilting container for ecal-digital-market.ch, in partnership with Formlabs
On the occasion of the Milan Design Week (17–22 April 2018), ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne turned Spazio Orso 16, a 17th century Milanese palazzo, into a contemporary production site and retail shop inspired by a new vision of digital manufacturing.
Lately, most of the product design research into 3D printing has been focusing on new technologies and the shapes they can generate. The idea of this project is to present digital manufacturing as an industrial production tool thanks to a print farm composed of numerous machines printing the same pieces simultaneously. ECAL Digital Market offers functional and well designed everyday objects, created by Master Product Design students as well as by a selection of ECAL-related designers (faculty members and alumni).
Furthermore, ECAL Digital Market highlights the role of the designer in this new production cycle and looks into the possibilities of production on demand. It examines the changing environment of manufacturing processes, it emphasizes how fast and transparent today’s design industry could become, and experiments with new design details that are often too intricate to achieve with traditional manufacturing techniques.
After the Milan Design Week (April 2018), ECAL Digital Market was showcased at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (June 2018), the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (September 2018) and at CIBONE shop in Tokyo (May 2019).
You can download BOX here for a small price and produce your own BOX on your Form 2 desktop 3D printer.
Renders by Camille Blin
Photography of exhibitions by ECAL/Calypso Mahieu