Eyes on Talent: Alice Spieser
Spanning Alpine peaks and linguistic borders, Paris-based platform Eyes on Talent ventures to top Italian and Swiss schools to spotlight the recent graduates who are quickly reshaping the design industry. Between the hallowed halls of the Basel Academy of Art and Design (FHNW), the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), Polimoda in Florence, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice, we find new fashion, graphic arts, photography, and product design concepts – some of which are in process and others of which are ready for market. Along the way, rich, process-based narratives meet sustainable solutions.
Ecal graduate Alice Spieser creates simple, playful forms that address function in new ways. Having worked with Hermès’ Petit H, she is currently an assistant designer at Studio ROOF in Amsterdam. Gem Clip reinvents the traditional garment hanger by employing the form of a trombone. Woodstuck are geometric archetypes with holes that encourage children to go outside and play; collect twigs to anchor in the forms and create characters or animals. Big Bang is a series of colourful plastic modules inspired by swelling popcorn.