Christophe Guberan Workshop and Lecture

Supported by Swissnex in China, Christophe Guberan, a product designer based in Switzerland, will come to Shanghai and attend a two-week residency program at Neuni from 8 September to 17 September.

Supported by Swissnex in China and Pro Helvetia, Christophe Guberan, a product designer based in Switzerland, will come to Shanghai and attend a two-week residency program at Neuni from 8 September to 17 September. The research trip will help Mr Guberan learn more about manufacturing industries, specifically in metal production and 3D printing technology. Moreover, together with the Art Centre School of Design from LA, Mr Guberan will explore material application in various real-life projects, setting the foundation for him to further pursue his prior research at MIT. We would love Mr Guberan to share his experience and insights. Therefore, on September 9, Neuni will host a workshop and a lecture with Christophe on the topic of digital aesthetic and design.




Christophe Guberan

Christophe Guberan is a 33-year-old product designer based in Switzerland. His work is the fruit of material testings and observations. This interest started while studying architectural drawing and was cultivated further as an industrial designer at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne ECAL. This practice has led to opportunities to work and produce objects with several leading companies such as Nestlé, Alessi, USM, Steelecase, and Google. In 2014, Christophe moved to Boston, where he started a collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He still collaborates on experiments together with MIT’s Self Assembly Lab. He has won multiple design awards, including Creative Applications Memorable news 2012, Hublot Design Prize 2016, Design of the year at Desing London Museum 2018, Prix du Rayonnement 2018, and more.


Active Shoes by Christophe Guberan


Liquid Printed Bag by Christophe Guberan




Event Details


Workshop: Digital Aesthetic

September 9, 9:00 – 18:00

Room 102, No.468 Jumen Road, Shanghai

¥1200/person, scan for tickets

In this workshop, you will create objects, considering them from a flat manufacturing, with your own approach to design. You will have to use existing manufacturing processes in an innovative way. It will lead you to a new formal language that takes into account the question of 2D-3D as an integral part of the creative process.


Talk:Product design as experimentation

September 9, 18:30

Room 102, No.468 Jumen Road, Shanghai

¥100/person (Neuni membership free)

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Organized by

Neuni_lab connects digital design, fabrication and marketing for incubation. The mission of our platform is to build an autonomous and cross-disciplinary eco-system that supports design & innovation. Neuni_lab provides space that combines digital design/fabrication lab, pop up store and designer cafe in one location. We honour the art of making and helping creators of all classes to share their ideas with the world.


Supported by

Swissnex in China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, which builds bridges by connecting Switzerland and China in education, research and innovation. By crossing conventional boundaries, we offer a platform to foster collaboration and creativity for inspiring research and ground-breaking innovation. Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Its mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of its partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.