Students from ÉCAL design school visit Kopenhagen Studio

31 May 2011Fashion & Lifestyle


Four students from ÉCAL, University of Art and Design in Lausanne, have been in Kopenhagen Studio's workshop, where they have developed different products in fur.


Studerende fra Schweiz

ÉCAL is a well-reputed school of design in Switzerland that trains students in the creative field, such as graphic design, industrial design and art. The school collaborates with a number of great, international luxury brands including Baccarat Crystal (jewellery and interior), Bernardaud (porcelain), Christofle (silverware) and Audemars Piguet (luxury watches).

 The four students come from different backgrounds; however what they all have in common is that they were selected on the basis of their innovative ideas. Their projects range from furniture in mink to t-shirts with shaved mink print.

 - I have chosen to work with a t-shirt, which I do not see as a piece of clothes, but as an object that can be trimmed with fur, Guillaume Sasseville, one of the students, says. Guillaume Sasseville has used mink to make a print on the t-shirt and he especially experimented with the different structures, a shaved mink can give.

 - They have all worked very goal-oriented and they have with great enthusiasm flung themselves into working with a material they have never worked with before. I was really surprised to see how innovative they have been in their use of fur. They managed to challenge the material and they have got some glamorous and untraditional designs out of it, Michael Holm, Design & Production Manager at Kopenhagen Fur, says.