Divert your minds! We suggest you put aside the tedium of the everyday and, for a moment, enjoy an interlude of pleasurably provocative reading. Diversions is the first issue in the Cahier de recherche series, featuring a selection of essays by Master students in Product Design at ECAL. In these pages, we introduce the ideas, wishes and doubts that occupy a new generation of designers, while documenting the breadth of their perspectives.

When the Lobster Met Champagne
When it comes to delicacies, one man’s delight is another man’s disgust. Why is this? What is a delicacy, and how does it achieve this status? Can design help influence taste?

Edited by Anniina Koivu
Published by ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne
Texts by Anniina Koivu and master students
Design by Robert Huber
1 × 12.2 × 19.5 cm, 156 g, 144 pages, softcover, 45 (b/w) images
Paperback, English, 2014
ISBN: 978-2-0700962-0-7