Digital Fabrication: Will Robots Build the Future?
We have entered an age of exponential manufacturing. Traditional fabrication processes have recently been disrupted by advances in automation techniques, exploding capabilities in computer power and novel material technologies. 3D printing has created unprecedented opportunities. But what is next? Intelligent and self-assembling materials are paving the way for tomorrow’s applications in smart production processes, large-scale printed complex architecture, and industrial fabrication techniques.

Speakers: Annina Koivu ECAL, Skylar Tibbits  MIT, Christophe Guberan Product Designer, Benjamin Dillenburger ETH Zurich.

MAR 10, 2018 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM


My industrial design studio creates innovative solutions and products influenced by research and development. With a strong emphasis on collaborating with the industry and by implementing new technologies we challenge the way we use materials to rethink the production process.

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Christope Guberan is a 32-year-old product designer based in Switzerland. His work is the fruit of material testings and observations. This interest started while studying architectural drawing and was cultivated further as an industrial designer at the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne ECAL. This practice has led to opportunities to work and produce objects with several leading companies such as Nestlé, Alessi, USM, Steelecase and Google. In 2014 Christophe moved to Boston where he started a collaboration with MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He still collaborates on experiments together with MIT’s Self Assembly Lab.


Design of the year, Desing London Museum, 2018
Swiss Federal Design Award, Switzerland 2016
Hublot Design Prize, Switzerland 2016
Funding of IKEA Fondation, Switzerland 2013
Laureate Leenaards award, Lausanne 2013
Creative Applications, Memorable news 2012


Vorspiel transmediale Udk, Berlin DE 2018
Lantao Design Academy, Beijing CN, 2018
Art Basel Miami Design Conference, Miami 2017
Mexico City Design Conference, Mexico City ME 2017
Design Indaba Conference, Cape Town ZAF, 2016
Parsons School of Design, New York USA, 2015
Biofabricate, Times Square NYC USA, 2015
Living Materials, Tufts University USA, 2015
Active Matter Summit MIT USA, 2015
IKEA Conference, Älmhult SWE, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA, 2014
Swissnex, Promoting innovation USA, 2013
EPFL Architecture, Lausanne CH, 2013


NOW Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, 2018
ECAL Lausanne University of Art and Design, 2015-17
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, 2017
Lecture Kunstuniversität Linz Fashion & Technology, Lintz, 2017


Dominic Schlögel
Senior Product Designer

Camille Kunz
Senior Fashion Designer


Website: Omnigroup
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