Lucerne College of Artwork and Design spotlights 15 design tasks

Lucerne College of Artwork and Design spotlights 15 design tasks

Dezeen College Exhibits: intercourse toys for older girls are included in Dezeen’s newest college present by college students at Lucerne College of Artwork and Design.

Additionally included is a picket stool designed to assist individuals with bodily impairments enter a prayer place and a conveyable room divider.

College: Lucerne College of Artwork and Design
Course: Bachelor Object Design
Tutors: Christoph Schindler, Andreas Saxer, Christof Sigerist, Florian Hauswirth, Thai Hua, Monica Gaspar, Dagmar Steffen, Anniina Koivu, Michael Niederberger, Man Markowitsch and Bigna Suter

“Object designers design merchandise and thus form the best way we as shoppers will understand, choose, use, worth and reuse merchandise sooner or later.

“We regard the heritage of industrialisation as an indispensable supply of know-how in the usage of supplies, manufacturing expertise, ergonomics and performance.

“However we additionally recognise that the unwanted effects of industrialisation stand in the best way of a future value residing.

“It is a balancing act we face: materials cycles and reuse, clever linking of digital expertise with craftsmanship, regional manufacturing, communing, transdisciplinary cooperation and, final however not least, accountable client behaviour.

“Object designers assume and design for a future-proof society.”

Photo of a person on a pine and wool sofa

The Mo Round Couch by Jeanne Blatter

“The typology of the couch is omnipresent, material-intensive and petroleum-based. Its design mirrors not solely the thought of seating consolation but in addition a state of psychological comfort – artificial foam is comfy, options are uncomfortable.

“The Mo couch strives for a proper lightness and represents round design. A particular characteristic is its native and pure supplies. As a sturdy different, its lowered building eases repairs, re-covering and re-circulation.

“The upholstery is fabricated from tufts of sheep’s wool, whereas the Swiss pine is an interpretation of conventional cushioned compartments.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Jeanne Blatter
Tutors: Monica Gaspar and Florian Hauswirth
E-mail: jeanne.blatter[at]

Photo of stool made using rammed earth technique

Typ A – An Exploration of Design Approaches to Excavation Materials by Silvana Emmenegger

“Excavation materials – produced in home and infrastructure building – is the biggest materials movement in Switzerland at an annual fee of 40 to 60 million tonnes.

“A considerable a part of it’s right now deposited. In her exploration of design approaches to this little-used materials, Silvana Emmenegger created a sequence of stools made or rammed earth.

“The excavation materials – a combination of clay, gravel and sand – comes from varied native constructing websites.

“Utilizing a rammed-earth methodology, the stool turns into a stamp that absorbs the standard of the on-site floor into the article.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Silvana Emmenegger
Tutors: Christof Sigerist and Mònica Gaspar
E-mail: emmeneggersilvana[at]

Photo of acoustic products made from textiles

Layers Explorative Noise-Emission Analysis within the Textile Dimension by Blanca Frei

“Textile acoustic options are principally two-dimensional, purely functionally designed objects.

“Layers redefines the boundaries of typical acoustic textiles and supplies an inventive three-dimensional answer to lowering noise air pollution in semi-public areas.

“In an analytical, iterative course of and in cooperation with Création Baumann, Blanca Frei designed a multi-layered, absorbent textile.

“The self-contained methodology of manufacturing 3D textiles transforms cast-off supplies and contributes to the extra resource-saving manufacture of acoustic textiles.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Blanca Frei
Tutors: Thai Hua and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: blanca98.frei[at]

Photo of material made from cork and resin

Backkork by Mario Intestine

“Granulate cork is normally bonded with artificial resin and processed utilizing reductive ending methods, which produces cast-off materials.

“By testing manufacturing methods and mouldings, Mario Intestine efficiently achieves new methods to sustainably course of cork as a fabric.

“The uncooked materials is immediately processed into its remaining type with out including artificial resin, whereas additionally permitting for its plasticity.

“The multi-functionality of Backkork mirrors the transformability of the fabric with its various particular properties, each in water and on land.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Mario Intestine
Tutors: Florian Hauswirth and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: mail[at]

Photo of people modelling white, textured bags

Ephemer by Stefan Hensel

“Client society is the results of a convoluted mixture of needs, wants and each day calls for. It’s a part of our implanted tradition, embedded in deeply anchored social, financial and political energy constructions.

“It’s tough to flee our recurring views and to contemplate our on a regular basis practices from a distance.

“Set towards this background, Stefan Hensel steps exterior the traditional remit of the economic designer and makes use of the design and presentation of a paper-bag assortment to attract consideration to the invisible, ephemeral, points of our on a regular basis actions.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Stefan Hensel
Tutors: Mònica Gaspar and Florian Hauswirth
E-mail: stefan.hensel[at]

Photo of a wooden stool designed for praying

Elif by Ömer Karaman

“Praying 5 occasions a day is among the 5 fundamental pillars in Islam.

“The Elif stool by Ömer Karaman is designed for individuals with bodily impairments who’re unable to decrease themselves to the bottom and who conduct their prayers sitting.

“The angled sitting floor and the corresponding peak of the stool lead to a cushty seating place.

“The slender design of the stool permits the consumer to hitch the rows of prayer contributors with out creating a niche and with out disturbing the non secular environment of the house.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Ömer Karaman
Tutors: Andreas Saxer and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: o.karaman[at]

Photo of ceramics and materials

Vitreous by Patricia Kindler

“Ceramic is a non-renewable useful resource and its extraction and manufacture contain massive quantities of power. Nonetheless, the present apply is to eliminate it as constructing particles or to down-cycle it.

“The thought behind the mission is to reuse sanitary ceramic as a helpful uncooked materials.

“Involving supplies analysis, Patricia Kindler examines the potential of this high-quality materials and absolutely exploits the scope for color, construction and type to their maximums.

“With hearth and an amalgamation with waste glass, the ceramic melts to turn out to be a recyclable materials. The top result’s varied showcase objects that define a spread of doable usable kinds.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Patricia Kindler
Tutors: Christof Sigerist, Cornelia Gassler and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: studio.patricia.kindler[at]

Photo of a tent

Lynx by Dominic Krucker

“Contemplating the rising curiosity in out of doors sports activities, it will appear to be important to additionally promote the usage of sustainable and sturdy supplies inside the sector.

“The mission includes the event of a shelter system that mixes the benefits of a traditional trekking tent with the sustainable traits of a tent fabricated from pure supplies.

“Dominic Krucker concentrates on a long-lasting building that’s simple to restore.

“The system includes multi-functional makes use of for one to 2 individuals and the chance to broaden it modularly for various-sized teams.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Dominic Krucker
Tutors: Christof Sigerist and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: dominic.krucker[at]

Photo of a toaster that uses AI

Desaign Course of by Juri Liechti

“Synthetic intelligence (AI) is the newest buzzword. Its potential functions and impacts are being extensively and controversially debated.

“The brand new doable functions have meant that lots of the discussions revolve across the position of creativity. Juri Liechti incorporates publicly out there AI into the design course of.

“Utilizing the event of a toaster, he endeavours to familiarise himself with AI as a accomplice whereas testing if and the way the joint cooperation works.

“The objective is to discover the chances and the constraints, and to evaluate the affect on product design work.

“The mission focuses on SDG 4, ‘high quality training’, and SDG 9, ‘business, innovation and infrastructure’.”

Pupil: Juri Liechti
Tutors: Andreas Saxer and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: juriliechti[at]

Photo of a room divider being used in a room

VNC | Visible Noise Cancelling by Nils Rolli

“The mission tackles visible and sporadic intimacy in shared residing areas. The room-divider permits an area to be flexibly zoned for work and residing in keeping with wants.

“The core of the minimised design is a textile and translucent floor, which produces an in-front and a behind with out robbing the room of daylight.

“Impressed by adjustable furnishings, the article could be configured to suit the specified room peak and is spanned between the ceiling and the ground.

“VNC was realised utilizing digital design and manufacturing instruments, traits that make it each globally and regionally manufacturable.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Nils Rolli
Tutors: Mònica Gaspar and Christof Sigerist
E-mail: nils.rolli[at]

Photo of a wooden stool

Half-time Free Time by Males Schmidt

“The chair is a companion on the trail to inside renewal and private growth.

“It invitations you to interrupt your workflow for a second or two and to immerse your self on the planet of reflection and inspiration – a spot to pause that permits you to get pleasure from a short time to ponder and regenerate throughout your work.

“It’s a distinctive expertise, during which your thoughts floats in a harmonious steadiness between work and meditation. The chair turns into a instrument to launch your personal creativity and to find the potential of your personal pondering.

“The mission focuses on SDG 3, ‘good well being and well-being’.”

Pupil: Males Schmidt
Tutors: Andreas Saxer and Mònica Gaspar
E-mail: information[at]

Photo of wooden storage

Oto by Gian-Andrea Sgier

“That is knowledgeable by the basic characteristic of any pupil flat – shelving fabricated from bricks and planks. Derived from this method, the system advanced from a set of DIY-store parts.

“Tough and but refined with exact interventions – purposeful, tactile and aesthetic – the set stimulates the consumer to experiment and individualise.

“Oto is a critique of at present out there inflexible home furnishings with its fastened singular perform.

“The result’s a sequence of objects that oscillate between furnishings and object, and which, with their museum-like character, excite individuals to ponder their very own necessities and to query conventional types of use.”

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Gian-Andrea Sgier
Tutors: Thai Hua and Dr Dagmar Steffen
E-mail: gian_sgier[at]

Photo of a ceramics tool

Digitalised Pastry by Moana Sofia Sidoti

“Weighing, mixing, colouring, kneading, extruding, glazing, sliding into the oven – the procedures and tools in pastry making are in some ways much like these in ceramic making.

“The Digitalised Pastry mission includes digitalising the handbook methods, processes and aesthetics from the world of puddings and translating them into porcelain.

“To do that, Moana Sofia Sidoti developed instruments with multi-chamber methods and nozzles for ceramic printing machines.

“The innumerable manufacturing potentialities that emerge within the discipline or ceramic printing open up new horizons for the artistic design of objects.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Moana Sofia Sidoti
Tutors: Thai Hua and Mònica Gaspar
E-mail: mo.sidoti[at]

Photo of sex toys

Nana – Erotic Equipment for Girls (Binary and Non-Binary) of the Sexual Revolution by Sofie Zellweger

“Our society is reluctant to speak in regards to the sexual needs and fulfilling the wants of older girls (bi and nbi).

“For many individuals it’s clearly a taboo. Regardless of the massive shifts in bi and nbi girls’s roles in western society, the methods during which they’re anticipated to indulge, specific or behave themselves are nonetheless clouded by a profound stigma and out of date opinions, significantly regarding their sexuality.

“Sofie Zellweger’s work showcases this taboo. The erotic equipment give attention to sensual and tender feeling of contact, and are an invite to find one thing new.

“The mission focuses on SDG 3, ‘good well being and well-being’, and SDG 5, ‘gender high quality’.”

Pupil: Sofie Zellweger
Tutors: Andreas Saxer and Mònica Gaspar
E-mail: sofie.zellweger[at]

Photo of a tool, similar to a spade and a landing net

Nautilus by Léon Bolz

“Worldwide sinking biodiversity represents one of many best ecological challenges of the approaching a long time and has an affect on the local weather and the sustainable foundation of our lives.

“Invasive species, comparable to crops, fungi or animals launched by people drive out different species and take over their residing areas.

“A few of them might be used as foodstuffs, as an illustration the Asian clam, which is at present one of the widespread invasive aquatic species on the planet.

“Léon Bolz has created Nautilus as a brand new product class, a cross between a spade and a touchdown internet. The article simplifies the gathering of the invasive mussels and makes them accessible as meals for personal consumption.

“The mission focuses on SDG 12, ‘accountable consumption and manufacturing’.”

Pupil: Léon Bolz
Tutors: Mònica Gaspar and Thai Hua
E-mail: leon_bolz[at]

Partnership content material

This college present is a partnership between Dezeen and Lucerne College of Utilized Sciences and Arts. Discover out extra about Dezeen partnership content material right here.