Christophe Guberan and Camille Blin

Camille Blin and Christophe Guberan both studied at ECAL in Lausanne and are both based in the city – working as designers and teaching at ECAL.

Born in Paris, Blin was awarded a prize for his dissertation at ECAL, where he now leads the masters course in product design. He is known for his playful, conceptual approach, often reinterpreting the traditional shape of an object, creating products that he feels favour industrially manufactured design as opposed to “aesthetic whims”.

In 2010 he co-founded the furniture company ACE, which designs solid ash products for production by local artisans. In his work as a freelance designer he has collaborated with companies such as Galerie Kreo, Tectona, SICPA and Ziihome.

Swiss-born Christophe Guberan is an industrial designer with a particular interest in  materials and the production process in the context of technological revolution and environmental concerns.

In common with Camille Blin, his career combines work in industry and academia: he has collaborated with companies such as Nestlé, Alessi, Cartier and Google and teaches product design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as at ECAL in Lausanne.