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Christophe Guberan is a formally trained architect and product designer based in Lausanne, Switzerland and the USA. He graduated from the ECAL and is the 2016 laureate of the Hublot Design Prize. As a product designer, he explores the possibilities of material interactions, digital manufacturing, self-assembly and variable aesthetics in his creations.
Christophe’s products have been showcased at internationally recognized exhibitions and festivals such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Miami Design Art Basel, the Milan Furniture Fair and the Salone Satellite in Milan. In addition, his designs have been produced by leading companies such as Alessi, USM, Steelcase and Google.
His Hydro-Fold project, consisting of self-folding paper printed from a desktop 2D printer, has received wide academic and public attention that resulted in an ongoing collaboration with MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab. Their most recent collaboration “Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects,” pioneers rapid liquid printing and is currently on view at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York City.