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Lucerne School of Art and Design. BA Degree Show 2021

Exhibition  /  NewTalentsByKlimt02  /  26 Jun 2021  -  04 Jul 2021
Published: 21.07.2021
Laura Desch. Object: Privacy To Go, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Laura Desch
Object: Privacy To Go, 2021
Photo by: Raisa Durandi
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Intro
In the Bachelor Degree program 2021, XS Jewellery students use contemporary tools, to create body-related objects at the interface between ritual, aesthetics and wearable functionality.

Artist list

Laura Desch, Samuel Frei, Fabienne Wuethrich
The XS degree program
With XS Jewellery the Lucerne School of Art and Design offers a BA course that is unique in German-speaking Switzerland. XS stands for everything special, the X-tra and the X-tended – in other words an enhanced, forward-looking definition of jewellery. 
The study program provides an education in design with practical relevance to both, everyday rituals and the exceptional. XS Jewellery students use contemporary tools, to create body-related objects at the interface between ritual, aesthetics and wearable functionality.

Students develop expertise in working with a range of materials, including porcelain, high end plastics and various metals, exploring their aesthetic, haptic and expressive qualities. In their studios and specialised workshops, working independently and in teams, they accumulate valuable practical experience and develop their own design positions. Through the constant application of both analog and digital work processes, they learn to apply traditional manufacturing tools while at the same time familiarising themselves with digital craft techniques and other contemporary production methods. The hands-on approach is complemented by methodical and theoretical inputs that include interdisciplinary seminars and instruction in technical English.

Find more information about the XS Jewellery program.

>> Click here to check all graduates' final collection online

Guiding teachers:
Christoph Zellweger, Ilona Schwippel, Thai Hua, Anina Schenker, Suzan Curtis, Peter Bauhuis, Gabi Veit, Monica Gaspar, Kiko Gianocca, Salome Bruggisser.
Laura Desch. Ring: Privacy To Go, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. 
. Caught by the camera, identified by the software, classified by algorithm – How can you escape public surveillance? Privacy To Go is a wearable critique of today’s surveillance mechanisms – a jewellery collection that promotes self-empowerment in public spaces and resists the monitoring of facial recognition technology. The jewellery items play with self-perception and perception by others, as well as with the absurdity that underlies the system of the surveillance, identification and classification of individuals. Worn on the body the series of objects develop an emancipatory character. This performative jewellery generates a disruption in digital presence and allows the wearer to regain control of their private sphere in what is our increasingly monitored public world.      
.  . Laura Desch
Ring: Privacy To Go, 2021
Photo by: Raisa Durandi


Caught by the camera, identified by the software, classified by algorithm – How can you escape public surveillance? Privacy To Go is a wearable critique of today’s surveillance mechanisms – a jewellery collection that promotes self-empowerment in public spaces and resists the monitoring of facial recognition technology. The jewellery items play with self-perception and perception by others, as well as with the absurdity that underlies the system of the surveillance, identification and classification of individuals. Worn on the body the series of objects develop an emancipatory character. This performative jewellery generates a disruption in digital presence and allows the wearer to regain control of their private sphere in what is our increasingly monitored public world.      
 

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Laura Desch. Ring: Privacy To Go, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Laura Desch
Ring: Privacy To Go, 2021
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Samuel Frei. Object: In A Dog's World, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. 
. Smart Objects to Keep Us Happy. This series of sensor-enhanced objects have been designed to enrich the togetherness with our closest animal companions and inject life into our shared daily routines with dogs. Based on real life experiences, these product-prototypes can monitor the animal’s environment, create awareness of an animal's well-being and communicate valuable information between dogs and us. The smart objects also support the dog’s training and development in a playful and engaging way.. Samuel Frei
Object: In A Dog's World, 2021
Photo by: Raisa Durandi


Smart Objects to Keep Us Happy. This series of sensor-enhanced objects have been designed to enrich the togetherness with our closest animal companions and inject life into our shared daily routines with dogs. Based on real life experiences, these product-prototypes can monitor the animal’s environment, create awareness of an animal's well-being and communicate valuable information between dogs and us. The smart objects also support the dog’s training and development in a playful and engaging way.

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Samuel Frei. Object: In A Dog's World, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Samuel Frei
Object: In A Dog's World, 2021
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Samuel Frei. Object: In A Dog's World, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Samuel Frei
Object: In A Dog's World, 2021
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Fabienne Wuethrich. Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. 
. Longevity in Eyewear Design. The design of high-quality spectacle frames that can be passed on, resold and remodeled is once again sought-after. My products are aimed to have a lasting value and a long life. Individually made by myself, the glasses have been developed with the technical refinement of a goldsmith and the know-how of a product designer. For the frames, I favour natural, attractively ageing materials that improve in quality and appreciation each time they are adapted or repaired. In this way a modularly assembled spectacles system becomes a distinctive one-of-a-kind.. Fabienne Wuethrich
Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021
Photo by: Raisa Durandi


Longevity in Eyewear Design. The design of high-quality spectacle frames that can be passed on, resold and remodeled is once again sought-after. My products are aimed to have a lasting value and a long life. Individually made by myself, the glasses have been developed with the technical refinement of a goldsmith and the know-how of a product designer. For the frames, I favour natural, attractively ageing materials that improve in quality and appreciation each time they are adapted or repaired. In this way a modularly assembled spectacles system becomes a distinctive one-of-a-kind.

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Fabienne Wuethrich. Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Fabienne Wuethrich
Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021
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Fabienne Wuethrich. Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021. Photo by: Raisa Durandi. Fabienne Wuethrich
Glasses: Jewels Before Your Eyes, 2021
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