Heart of Glass

ECAL – The University of Art and Design Lausanne – explored the possibilities of glass as a material in different contexts. The results will be featured at this year’s Wanted Design Fair in NYC.

Event Details


Industry City, Wanted Design Area
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232 United States


May 07, 2016 - May 18, 2016



Heart of Glass is a design research project fostered within the Master in Product Design at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

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Relying on the school’s multidisciplinary strength, this project supported by HES-SO (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland) involved master students, assistants, and professors, as well as young graduates in the fields product design, fine arts, photography and interaction design. They explored the possibilities offered by glass as a material in different contexts, from the engineer’s laboratory to the artist’s workshop. The aim of the project was not only to research the material from a designer’s point of view, but also to establish a case study of what design research could be in the context of a university.

With an original scenography concept created by French designer Camille Blin, the exhibition showcases a selection of pieces at this year’s Wanted Design fair in New York City. The exhibition will be accompanied by a dedicated website to browse the comprehensive database (heartofglass.ch) as well as a publication.




Practical information

Saturday, May 7 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | NYCxDESIGN opening night celebration (by invitation only)
Saturday, May 7  – Sunday, May 8 | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (open to trade and public)
Thursday, May 12 – Monday, May 16 | 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (open to trade and public)
Tuesday, May 17 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (open to trade and public)
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 9, 10, 11.

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