Prof. Patrick Keller
Co-Head of the I&IC design research.
Patrick Keller is Professor at the University of Art & Design, Lausanne (ECAL) where he teaches design in the Media & Interaction Design unit. He was in charge of this unit between 2001 and 2004. In 2007, he led the design research Variable_Environment that united designers from ECAL and scientists from EPFL (design & sciences research).
Patrick is a founding member of fabric | ch, a studio for architecture, interaction and research. As part of his activity as creative director for the studio, he formulates new space proposals that combines digital, physical and environmental dimensions. Oscillating between devices, installations, experiments and productions, the work of the collective has been exhibited and published internationally, so has presented in numerous talks.
Patrick Keller studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) where he graduated in 1993 (M.Sc) and in Berlin. He then continued his education in the research labs of the EPFL with a postgraduate in Computer Graphics (Mas). Patrick worked at the EPFL as a research assistant where he contributed as a designer on several research projects between 1996 and 2000, before formally founding fabric | ch in 2001.
Prof. Christophe Guignard
Christophe is a founding member of fabric | ch, a studio for architecture, interaction and research which formulates new space proposals that combines digital, physical and environmental dimensions. Oscillating between devices, installations, experiments and productions, the work of the collective has been exhibited and published internationally, so has presented in numerous talks.
Christophe studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), at the McGill University in Montreal and in New-York City. He graduated in architecture (M.Sc) before completing his formation with a series of seminars in philosophy at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), then in research labs at the EPFL with a postgraduate degree in Computer Graphics (Mas).
Lucien Langton (Assistant, 2014-17)
Lucien Langton graduated in 2012 from ECAL in Media & Interaction Design (Ba). In 2013, he obtained a CAS from HEIG-VD as a part of the Rapid Application Development MAS program. Since his diploma, Lucien worked as a freelance interaction and user experience designer for communication agencies and private clients.
His works have been exhibited at Milan’s international design fair, Berlin’s Design Days and have been showcased on platforms such as CreativeApplications, Gizmodo, AnimalNewYork and The Discovery Channel among others.
His personal work focuses on interfaces, tangible design and ethics in the field of digital media. A selection of his projects can be seen on cyberschnaps.com
Léa Pereyre (Assistant, 2016-17)
Léa Pereyre graduated in 2015 from ECAL in Industrial Design (Ba). During her studies, she had several experiences, such as exhibitions at the Milan Design Week (in 2014 & 2015), or collaborations with companies such as Axor.
She worked in robotic research at EPFL and now with the start up Verity Studios at ETH. Next to it, she also realizes personal projects.