FONDATION USM
DESIGN GRANT 2018

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The USM Design Grant is a new scholarship launched by the FONDATION USM to encourage innovation in a student project.

The scholarship totals
CHF 25,000. This competition will take place each year on Design Days, alternating between Geneva and Lausanne, and will be awarded successively to a student from HEAD and ECAL.

Prize giving ceremony:
Thursday, 8 March 2018,
during the opening of
Design Days Lausanne.

CALL FOR PROJECTS:
THE LAMP
OF TOMORROW

«The lighting industry has gone through a total revolution in the last five years. While incandescent and other halogen light bulbs where being withdrawn from the market, LED technology started growing and completely changed the way lamps where built. However, even though the possibilities that LED are providing seems endless, the contemporary typologies of lighting devices haven’t evolved has much as we could have expected from a user point of view. In the context of the USM Design Grant, we would like to ask the ECAL Master Product Design students to imagine the lamp of tomorrow. How can all the new technologies available or in development in this field can help the new working/living behaviours and practice, in therms of modularity, scenario, adaptability… »

Camille Blin

Head of Master Product Design
ECAL Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne