EB01 for Punkt
London is a world-class city with diversity being one of its greatest strengths. Surrounded by a mixture of cultures, skills, and knowledge, it’s no surprise that London has more co-working spaces than any other city in the world. The rising number of these flexible offices have ultimately shaped the future of how we work and reflect the public’s increased desire for a more collaborative, community-based work environment.
The e-bike is designed to seamlessly fit into the existing business model of co-working spaces as “add-ons” to membership plans. We created a shared e-bike program to provide a convenient travel option for this thriving new community of workers. With a focus on carefree rides, the e-bike’s compass-inspired navigation system offers more freedom and fewer commands. The removable saddle battery helps avoid theft and makes charging easier. Riders can connect to the motor whilst adjusting their bike seat in one movement. Integrated front and rear light indicators improve communication between different vehicles for safer roads. Got an extra load? A detachable carrier provides room for additional items, so whether you’re running an errand, or heading to the gym, all you need to do is just enjoy the ride.
Aluminium, stainless steel, plastic.
The new ‘Phare’ collection is a range of lamp that plays with different materials reacting to the light. It comprises of a white matte powder coated, a chromed aluminum and a brass reflector, which have been extruded and inserted onto a stainless steel base. The matte white tapered shade sits over the reflector, held in place due to the marginal tolerance allowances to create a seamless and minimal aesthetic.
The lamp appears void of any light source, the vertical opening implies the location for a bulb, although absent. Once illuminated, the LED strip light that is set into the CNC manufactured base emits an acute light stream; that reaches the opening and disperses. The white shade reflects and diffuses the light source creating an indirect luminosity.
The ‘Phare’ Collection creates a distinctive light source for a desk or bedside table, that when illuminated reflects onto the ceiling creating an ambient impression.
Galvanised steel, Wood.
The Tool Stool is produced from of
a single sheet of steel pressed into shape; the form of the metal work reinforces the structure as a whole making reference to the utilitarian manufacturing characteristics
that are inherent to the form and functionality of the spade while brining a dynamic aesthetic to
The outer lip of the stool seat allocates the tapered legs, set into brackets mimicking the application of the handle of the spade. The legs are utilised from pre-existing spade handles that are pre-industrialised, developing the distinctive connection with utility and authenticity.
This prototype has been die manufactured, pressed with a high precision hydraulic press pumped manually. Each die is currently handmade. The process could
be effectively developed by industrialisation, which would aid
an efficient production lead-time
The inherent utilitarian traits and approach to Tool Stool lend themselves perfectly to outdoor
Oak, hand-blown soda glass.
A process to permeate the shell on an egg, infusing the white and yolk with the distinguishing truffle aroma, a method of enhancing the essence of truffle in cuisine.
The sculptural tapered base is hand turned in oak. A mise en abyme
to present the fruiting body of
a subterranean Ascomycete fungus found amongst the roots of
My inspiration for this concept stems from my parents who hunt for truffles in Switzerland with our Truffling dogs. Their rarity and seasonality makes it artisanal work that could never be industrialised.
The Truffle House is handmade in it’s entirety referencing the means
in which truffles are sourced. The mouth-blown soda glass dome sits on a hand turned oak base with raised depression suspending the egg, allowing for optimal infusion surface area. The concept is to not only house the truffle in a contained and controlled environment; but
also allows the truffle to diffuse
and capture the delicate essence of the aroma.
Aluminium, plastic, stone.
Pisa is seemingly imbalanced; however can be manipulated perfectly by a pivot system of balance and weight distribution between the stone base and the elongated reflector aids a elevated silhouette and fluid movement.
A powerful yet diffused light emits on profile. The LED is hidden behind the structure and expels, reflecting against the internal structure of
Using the same profile, the oblique structure amplifies the effect of emptiness. It creates a unity and the structure can be built up easily.
This lamp plays on an effect of lightness and length creating an adequate balance for a stabilisation of the light in its environment. Pisa plays on dispersing and directing of light through one point of balance.
Dry is an interchangeable and stackable totemic clothes dryer realised in four metal structures that are thermo lacquered in vibrant colour ways.
The formation in which each element is conceived allows the user to stack ‘Dry’ in various assemblies, increasing capacity of drying surface area as required, creating diverse structures and forms and adapting to the utilitarian requirements of the user and surrounding living environments.
Each element is lightweight, yet durable realised in four aesthetically linear structures and four juxtaposing colour ways, offering variable dimensions of perspective creating an exciting three-dimensional transposable structure.
Wood from pallets.
Loop is a sculpture that hangs on the Bloomberg head offices ceiling in London. Philippe Malouin has been commissioned by Art/Co.
That work has been realised using old wooden up-cycle pallets from the company to create a sculptural loop precisely hung on top of
Desk lamp is articulated in three different functional parts. The two tubes give the lamp a 360 degrees rotation whilst the shade can
also be rotated and slid back and forth inside the small tube.
This design allows the lamp to
be highly malleable.
Wood, string / Brass, string, terrazzo.
Philippe Malouin realised the different mobiles for a private client and the helmrinderknecht gallery in Zurich. One mobile is made from a wooden dowel and assembled with a string inside a drilled hole. The hole is drilled half way down the diameter of the dowel in order to let the knot disappear. The second one is made of brass and a thin black string knotted inside the tube, then closed with two terrazzo ends which were water-jet cut.
In Out is a family of ceramic bowls realised in collaboration with Francois Ruegg. Each of the bowls have a different fruit appearing as a reminder of what could be carried in the bowls. Furthermore, this protrusion is a helpful tool for the user to carry the round smooth geometrical surface of the bowls. Indeed the apple becomes a handle and the lemon ends help stabilise the bowl like a «cane».
The Lollipops have been realised during a workshop with Inga Sempé. During this workshop, we analysed the seed distribution process for a range of different fruits and trees. The colourful lollipops are made to attract and conseal a surprise inside the caramelised shell, such as the apple or the appealing raspberry to attract the different animals in order to let nature flourish.
Chromed steel, Lycra®.
They have different sizes and can hold many different objects. The thin Lycra® fabric skin covering the chrome structure allows the container to stretch and therefore hold far more than expected at
first sight. These containers will stretch until the bowl is full and they touch the floor.
Sylvain De Bellis
Born in Switzerland in 1990
Lives and works in London
Work / Studies
Royal College of art, MA Design Products, London, UK (2015-2017)
Designer at Multiple Global Design SA / La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH
Internship at Lee Broom Studio / London, UK
Internship at Philippe Malouin Studio / London, UK
Design Academy Eindhoven, ERASMUS, Eindhoven, NL
Ecal, Industrial Design, Renens, CH
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Photos Tool Stool and Dry © Douglas Mandry
Photo Truffle House 5/5 © Styling: Alessandro Pasinelli Studio / Photo: Andrea Martiradonna
Photos Loop © Nathalie Priem
Website © Jonas Meier
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Publication / Exhibition / Award
Gold London design Awards / « Punkt. Urban Mobility Project »
London Design Festival, Ace Hotel / Ready Made Go3
Salone del Mobile, Palazzo Litta, Milan / « Punkt. Urban Mobility Project »
Salone del Mobile, Milan / «Truffle House» for Molteni&C / Dada-Kitchen
Salone del Mobile, Milan / «Phare» Launch new collection
WIP Show / Royal College of Art / London / «Right Angle/Poise»
In collaboration with Anglepoise / «Steel Stool» / «Olympic Park»
Selected Cinna Révélateur de talents 2016 / France / «Phare»
Meet My Project / Musée des Arts Décoratifs / Paris «Dry»
Spoga & Gafa / The Unique Youngstar 2015, Köln «Tool Stool»
Ikea Foundation fundings for education
Pre-selected Design Parade 10 / Villa Noailles / France