Vacheron Constantin Partner to the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015

April 2015

Vacheron Constantin Partner to the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015

The “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition, produced in partnership with ECAL/ University of Art and Design Lausanne and the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte will be presented at the Swiss Pavilion throughout Expo Milan 2015, (the Universal Exhibition to be hosted by Milan) from May 1st to October 31st 2015. A preview will be launched during the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Via Gesù 5 Milan, from April 14th to 19th 2015, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.).

The Manufacture Vacheron Constantin is delighted to share its passion and its philosophy in its capacity as partner to the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 from May 1st to October 31st 2015. This prestigious event represents a magnificent opportunity for exchanges as well as a unique showcase for the expertise and crafts of the participating countries.

The “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition is the fruit of a joint project bringing together ECAL, the prestigious university of art and design with an international reputation, the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, an institution known for its commitment to the sustainability of the artistic crafts, and the Manufacture Vacheron Constantin. Since 2013, Vacheron Constantin has partnered the ECAL’s Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, a unique training course for the various creative arts professions related to the world of luxury. This is an opportunity for students to make a contribution each year to conducting a concrete project, in partnership with the Manufacture.

This original approach links contemporary creation to ancestral know-how. Within the framework of this project, ECAL and Vacheron Constantin have asked 12 students to combine their creativity with that of experienced craftsmen in order to produce unique objects and demonstrate the richness, the variety, as well as the relevance to contemporary creation of these artisanal crafts. These 12 “duos” have worked on the same theme, Time, and more precisely the cyclical time of the seasons, using materials as diverse as paper and glass.

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Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition:
preparing the raw materials before blowing, creation of a vase made by a glass-blower ®ECAL

Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition: preparing the raw materials before blowing, creation of a vase made by a glass-blower ®ECAL

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Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition:
preparing shapes to create a picnic bag made by a harness and saddle-maker ®ECAL

Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition: preparing shapes to create a picnic bag made by a harness and saddle-maker ®ECAL

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Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition:
picnic bag made by a harness and saddle-maker ®ECAL

Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition: picnic bag made by a harness and saddle-maker ®ECAL

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Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition:
Dishes developed with a ceramic artist “Desert Landscapes, 5 dishes” (Paysages désertiques, 5 plats) ®ECAL.

Creating the “Arts & Crafts & Design: Time according to ECAL and Swiss Craftsmen” exhibition: Dishes developed with a ceramic artist “Desert Landscapes, 5 dishes” (Paysages désertiques, 5 plats) ®ECAL.

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From left to right: Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Faresin (Studio Formafantasma) meeting with a student from the ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, Inimfon Archibong.

From left to right: Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Faresin (Studio Formafantasma) meeting with a student from the ECAL Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship, Inimfon Archibong.

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Swiss Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015 – May 1st to October 31st

Swiss Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015 – May 1st to October 31st