Product Design and Development
Christophe Marchand plans and realises design processes in close collaboration with clients and partners. He combines creativity, specialist knowledge and management skills in order to create innovative and highly aesthetic products such as:
- Workplace furniture for living, office and public institutions
- Chairs, functional seating and couches
- Lightning, storage and home-accessories
- Gastronomy concepts and kitchen equipment
- Medical technology and hospital furniture
- Innovative lifestyle products and inventions
Architectural and Interior Design
In the dynamic collaboration of architects and designers Christophe Marchand acts from the users point of view and establishes practically oriented consulting services for hotels, gastronomy businesses or office spaces. This includes:
- Establishment of a catalogue of requirements from the users point of view
- Optimisation of working routines and economic
- Spatial use optimisation, layout, reception, customer guiding
- Consulting in choices of materials and colours
- Corporate Identity, orientation systems and signage
- Interior design through furniture, greenery, lightning
- Custom-made and special editions
Company and Brand Design
Together with the client Christophe Marchand establishes clear concepts and a contemporary appearance for the productions of new or existing offers in print media, web, retail surfaces and expositions. This includes:
- Trade fair presence, representation and retail platforms for products, brands and services
- Eventful presentation of the company, generating a true added value for clients and visitors
- Adjustment, reinforcement and extension of identifying attributes and branding
- Conception, visualising and programming of websites.
Individual Design Solutions
Individuals as well as sole proprietorships and start-ups can benefit form Christophe Marchands experience. He supports his clients realising their dreams focussing on the individual needs, possibilities and wishes. Realisations up until now:
- Custom-made furniture, luminaires and other objects
- Interior design consulting for private properties as well as public and private institutions
- Prototypes and models of invention for functional tests or further form clarification
- Web and print design for start-ups and sole proprietorships
Training and media
With his broad specialists knowledge and through his long-term teaching activity as lecturer and expert juror Christophe Marchand shows a high devotion in different fields of design communication and education. Most important fields of action and functions are:
- Lecturer for industrial design at the ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne), one of the leading design schools in Europe.
- Complete leading, organisation and establishment of the teaching framework for groups from 12 to 30 students.
- (Junior) Promotion in the context of the IKEA-Foundation (foundation council member) or in independent projects.
- Collaboration with media professionals in interviews on product news or as expert on professional issues
- Expert at the judging procedure of national and international competitions as well as academic and commercial awards.
In order to successfully realise product development and interdisciplinary projects a strong network of competent collaborators and cooperation partners is essential. Christophe Marchand has built and continuously expanded his network from the beginning of his activity in Design. The tight woven net of national and international business relation ships offers substantial work advantage and covers following areas:
- A highly qualified Team of different core skills, which is working together in a goal-oriented, efficient and seasoned way.
- Distribution of work packages or partial contracts considering the individual educational background and strengths of the collaborators and freelancers.
- Access to broad material samples library and contact information of diverse service provider and producers.
- In-depth know-how from successful collaboration with different companies as well as project partners of other sectors.
- High reliability on planning and execution of services and minimized risk thanks to great experience