L’Etagere-en-Bois

IMM Cologne's D3 Contest picks ECAL grad Lucien Gumy's innovative bookshelves

Seeing Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) students top international design competitions is nothing new. Most recently, the prestigious D3 Contest, part of the international furniture fair IMM Cologne, has awarded its first prize distinction to 2012 product design graduate Lucien Gumy. Gumy was chosen among more than 670 applicants from 40 countries. Gumy’s “L’étagère-en-bois” (“wood shelves” in French), can be fully assembled and …

Essays on Reality

London-based Swiss director Greg Barth premieres his latest work

There’s a good chance you have come across Greg Barth’s work recently. In the past two years, the Swiss multi-disciplinary art and video director has gotten noticed among enlightened circles, as well as the general public, for his clearly identifiable aesthetic combined with audacious choices of content. After graduating from University of Art and Design of Lausanne (ECAL), Barth moved from Geneva to Montreal where …

MoMATH

National Museum of Mathematics offers new perspectives on making the subject approachable

In opening to the general public in NYC last weekend, the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMATH) became the only numerically-focused museum in North America. The idea behind the museum dedicated to the quantitative field, according to mathematician, founder and executive director Glen Whitney, stems from the desire “to remove some of the barriers that prevents people from getting into math” and challenge the idea that …