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Elie Fazel completed his studies in Industrial Design at ECAL/Ecole cantonal d’art de Lausanne (CH) in 2019 with honors. Freshly graduated, he moved to New York (US) to do an internship at Studio Visibility. Later he established himself in London (UK) where he worked as a freelancer for numerous clients. He is curently based between Paris (FR) and Lausanne (CH) where he pursues his activity as a freelance designer and at the same time as an assistant teacher at ECAL/Ecole cantonal d’art de Lausanne.
Besides his practice, he has teamed up with Valentin Sieber met during his studies. The two sidekicks share a passion for product design, but also for space and architecture which has shaped the way they approach human habits.
In 2020 they founded the multidisciplinary design office Work Matter. They are specialised in product design, furniture but also in interiors, scenography, exhibition and art direction.
Their designs are characterised by a conceptual approach, unique aesthetics and functional dimension trying to keep in mind to always add value and narrative to their projects.
FEATURES & EXHIBITIONS
Work Matter × BARAKI, Aire de Repos, Gruyère (CH)
Time Design, Arcades des arts, Geneva (CH)
Art & Design 2020, Espace Graffenried, Aigle (CH)
MacGuffin × C-Mine, Genk (BE)
MacGuffin × Fondation Lumas, Arles (FR)
MacGuffin × IKSV Design Biennial, Istanbul (TR)
NOMINATION & AWARDS
IMM Pure Talents Contest 2021, Cologne (DE)
Elite Design Award, Morges (CH)
Foundation of High Horology, Geneva (CH)
Bauwelt Magazine, Issue 4.2021, Feb. 2021 (DE)
CCC, Cross Cultural Chairs, May 2020 (ES)
Wallpaper* China Edition, Jan. & Feb. 2020 (CN)
Wallpaper* Next Generation Issue, Jan. 2020 (UK)