Lazy Bytes: les designers réinventent la télécommande exhibition at Le Lieu du Design explores the design of the remote control. The EPFL+ECAL Lab collaborated with the Kudelski Group to invite four major design schools to rethink the remote control: the Royal College of Art in London, ENSCI-Les Ateliers de Paris, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, and Parsons The New School for Design in New York. The project started as a collaboration studio at Parsons New York situated within the MFA Design and Technology program, although several BFA Communication Design students participated as well.
Prototypes of new television remote control concepts were submitted for review by the sponsors and three projects from Parsons were selected for the show featuring 29 projects overall. To concentrate on the value of the object in relation to the user, the projects were given the freedom to limit the number of functions in an aim to challenge and renew our daily relationship with the digital world. The exhibition was mounted at the Parsons Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery in the fall after being shown during London Design Festival and will go to San Francisco after its showing here in Paris.
Lazy Bytes runs 5 February – 2 March
FREE and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 13:00 – 19:00
Images featuring the work of Parsons students courtesy of Le Lieu du Design