Roll-Up

2013

The Roll-Up Bin can be playfully rolled up like a pair of jeans. In this charming way, it adapts to various needs.Its holding capacity varies between 10 liters and 30 liters. Despite its flexibility, the Roll-Up Bin stands securely on the ground. PVC-free TPU material has pleasantly rubberlike feel and is extremely robust. Thanks to all-around welding, the Roll-Up is completely waterproof. It is optimally suited as a planter or universal storage unit.

L&Z Elements

Design preis schweiz

2013/2014

Michel Charlot U-turn lighting system for Belux won the Design Preis Schweiz.

Comments by the jury
The central feature of this lamp is flexibility, and it has been realized here in the most convincing way. The magnetic fixing of the lamp head is in itself a simple solution, but permits a maximum of mobility in this versatile product, which can be used in the widest range of practical situations. The jointed function of the magnetic system finds evident expression in the design of U-TURN. The lamp is an excellent example both of intelligent conceptual thinking in the field of product design and of effective technical implementation, which here succeeds in living up to the idea to the fullest extent.

Design Preis Schweiz

U-turn family

2012

U-turn is Belux‘s new LED family of spotlights for home and professional use. The spotlights are based on a patented ball-and-socket joint and their hands-on movability offers optimum individuality and flexibility. U-turn is an invitation to interact. Light and light effects become tangible.The lamp family comprises numerous models, including reading, suspended, floor, wall, ceiling and universal lamps. As a result, U-turn can be used throughout the home and in selected professional areas.

Belux

Sport bottle cap

2010

Following an invitation from Valo Oy advertising agency and the Finnish Fair Corporation, I worked on the idea of enhancing the value of a mass produced object, with a minimal quantity of added material. A water bottle that can be hooked to a back pack. A cap‘s shape that also makes the opening easier. By combining a hook shape and the initial PET bottle cap, the whole bottle becomes more valuable by adding new functions to the classic one.

Biography

 

Michel Charlot is a Swiss industrial designer born in lausanne (1984). After graduating from the Ecole Cantonale d‘Art de Lausanne (éc a l) in 2009, he worked for Jasper Morrison ltd. In 2011, he set up his own practice, and started developing products for companies such as NAVA Design, L&Z, Belux and Vitra. He aims at creating cost driven intuitive products in a constant quest for efficiency in conception, production and design. Since january 2013 he teach industrial design at École Cantonal d‘Art de Lausanne (éc a l) in Switzerland and at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan.U-turn, first product for Belux received in 2013 the “Design Preis Schweiz” which is the most prestigious swiss design award given to industrial products.

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