As secularism spreads across Western Europe, cathedrals are morphing into much more than places of worship. They’re tourist destinations, meeting halls, and vaulting concert venues. Yet with rare exception, they’re furnished as if all anyone does there is pray dutifully at the altar.
Recent ECAL grad Jonas Nyffenegger has designed a sleek, convertible wood chair for the cathedrals of today, these houses of many mansions.
Alessi, Italy's venerated purveyor of high-end home wares, tapped the best and brightest from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne recently to produce a set of stunningly simple concept office accessories.