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Design on the shores of Lake Geneva, with Le Corbusier!
Having Le Corbusier as a client? That is something quite extraordinary! This famous architect, who was largely implied in shaping modernity, would have 125 years today. Despite him having a reputation of being demanding, he would surely have embraced the sixteen original design objects that are on exhibition until 29th August in the iconic Villa Le Lac in Corseaux, the villa he designed for his parents in 1923.
Created by students of the Bachelor Course in Industrial Design at ECAL (University of Applied Arts in Lausanne), “the functional items are designed to fit seamlessly into the house, but also to integrate themselves quite effortlessly in any other setting”, explains Alexis Georgacopoulos, the director of the Academy. (Photo: © Milo Keller)
The result: delicate, non-invasive, beautifully executed creations that dialogue perfectly with this listed villa of 64m2, lovingly named “La Petite Maison”.
The students were given the chance to carry out their research and to try out their prototypes there. It is up to each visitor to take in and enjoy the venue with its magnificent view over Lake Geneva and the Alps.
“L’Ecal chez Le Corbusier”, Villa Le Lac, route de Lavaux 21, 1892 Corseaux. Until 29th August, www.ecal.ch