Raphaël Lutz is an industrial and product designer who graduated from ECAL in 2012. Great-grandson of one of the founders of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, he was raised in a restaurant and worked for more than twelve years in various establishments in the region. Entrepreneur at heart, he launched his first three start-ups before turning 21, then took a two-year sabbatical to live in China and Germany, before starting his studies at ECAL in 2008. He founded his design studio in 2012, while working in parallel as a creative consultant for various companies between 2014 and 2016.
In 2016, he founded LAB, a design spin-off dedicated to Human Centered Design, which has been notably deployed in food serving innovation through design. Designer’s Table is a noticeable offspring of this foodlab, as it led Gault&Millau to integrate Raphaël into its informative editorial committee. This endeavour was renamed to HyperAktiv in 2020 and launched with a bang as its inaugural project, BYOM (Bring Your Own Mask) has stirred important yet playful conversations during the Covid pandemics.
Product Design, Experience Design