Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Interactive replicas by INT Studio

Interactive Replicas ©INT studio

«Interactive Replicas» at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK

«Interactive Replicas» has been selected among the 9 projects to be presented at the Design Switzerland exhibition, organised by Pro Helvetia in cooperation with Design Prize Switzerland, during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2020, from 25 September until 4 October.
In addition to the exhibition, the designers will benefit from a targeted matchmaking programme and network with potential business partners.

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How to create a tangible experience from digital replicas of art pieces, archeological objects or products ? Interactive replicas is a tactile device that allows you to discover design objects in an innovative way.

By manipulating 3D printed miniatures, visitors or customers can interact on screen with the digitized artwork, exploring it from every angle to reveal the details of its shape and texture. Various types of interaction are possible thanks to physical controllers such as the slider for zooming or the switch to vary the interface’s lighting ambiance. The interface allows also to display information and create playful and poetic narrative around the object, depending for instance on the angle of the 3D printed replicas or the according to the level of zoom defined by the users. «Interactive Replicas» has been originally developed as part of an important R&D project at PLATEFORME 10 (Lausanne’s new art district) with the support of Engagement Migros. Commissioned by the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac, INT studio developed 3 interactive installations -Interactive replicas, LCD and Narrative focus –each presenting design and photography collections from a new perspective, allowing the visitor to interact with digitized artworks. 8 replicas of objects from the mudac collections of design and ceramics are currently presented alternately in groups of four until 2022.

«Interactive Replicas» has been developed by INT, a Swiss design studio working at the intersection of art direction, interactive scenography, and creative programming. Combining innovative technology with inventive curiosity, they advise clients on ways of using new technologies to improve their communication strategy. Thanks to their high-quality content and installations, they move audiences in unexpected ways. While their main partnerships are in the cultural field, they also work with universities, non-profit organisations, architecture studios and brands. INT was founded by Laura Perrenoud, David Colombini and Marc Dubois, who studied together at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne. They are also the three artists behind the collective Fragmentin.

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3D scanning by photogrammetry realized by partner Archéotech SA

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