ECAL Yearbook

Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne showcases its talented grads

During last week’s Swiss Design Days, Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne—more commonly ECAL—debuted “ECAL Diplomes 2012,” a conceptual yearbook showcasing student thesis work from the past academic year. With sections devoted to everything from photography to industrial design, the book offers a comprehensive look at the school’s top-notch talent. While every program has its highlights, commercial collaborations between students in the university’s Luxury Industry program …

Rest and Concentration in the Workplace

Cranbrook Academy of Art's collaboration with Herman Miller explores the modern office

Today’s laptops, tablets and smartphones have enabled workers to be more flexible in defining when, where and how they get their jobs done. While offices are still quite important for many, the way they’re set-up is ripe for evolution. An increased emphasis on community and teamwork is also at play—potentially at the cost of privacy and concentration. To consider solutions for this conundrum Herman Miller …