Ulysse Martel is a designer developing products from innovative objects to sport equipment. Born in 1989 in Toulon, France he graduated in Cabinet Making from the École Boulle in Paris and focused on historical crafts from oil paintings to marquetry. Never taking anything for granted and definitive, Ulysse thus developed a curiosity for manufacturing that led him to product design. He then enrolled in ECAL and graduated with a Master Degree in Product Design with mention. After a residency in Hong Kong he started carrying out research with an ultimate goal of merging design with the sportive environment. He pursues design at all levels whether on tailoring, technical or graphic levels always seeking performance. Staying curious to everything, meeting manufacturers, discovering new materials from ceramic to 3D knitted textile, Ulysse always intends to challenge himself to find the appropriate approach for a project. Through self-initiated projects, collaborations or gallery commissions context he completes creative solutions with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and emotional impact for a honest, efficient and timeless design.
September 2015 / Currently Independant Product Designer and Innovation Consultant. September 2015 / September 2017 Assistant for the MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL. 2014 / 2015 Designer in residence and Product Design teacher at the HKDIHong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong. 2012 / 2014 Master of Product Design with distinction at ECAL, Lausanne. 2011 / 2012 Master of Product Design at ENSAG in Grenoble. 2011 Internship at Villa Noailles, Hyères. 2010 / 2011 Bachelor of Design in territorial development at UJF in Grenoble. 2009 Internship at H2X, shipyard, La Ciotat. 2007 / 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Cabinet Making at the Ecole Boulle in Paris.
2018 / Nov Gallery, Olympia, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano, Italy
2017 / Nov Gallery, N 46 ° 54’ / E 6 ° 34', Genève, Switzerland
2017 / Design Days, Knitguard, Genève, Switzerland
2017 / Nov Gallery, Norma, Genève, Switzerland
2017 / Milano Design Week 2017, N 46 ° 54’ / E 6 ° 34', Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano, Italy 2016 / Nov Gallery, Reflexion mirror, Genève, Switzerland 2016 / Design Days, Reflexion mirror, Renens, Switzerland 2016 / Milano Design Week 2016, Reflexion mirror, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano, Italy 2015 / L'Estive gallery, Pop-Up Pets and Soleù Lamps, Florac, France 2014 / ECAL Diplomas – Best Emerging Designers from Switzerland, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong 2014 / ECAL Diplomas, Lausanne, Switzerland 2014 / ECAL Open Days, Lausanne, Switzerland 2014 / Sigg + ECAL collaboration at Ispo, Munich, Germany 2013 / ECAL Terroir , Lausanne, Switzerland 2012 / Designer’s days, Viaduc des arts, Paris, France 2009-2011 / Singular Art festival, Callas, France
publications Sight Unseen, The Best of Milan Design Week 2018 — Part IVSay Hi To, Milan Design Week 2018 - Design Gems
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