• Treviso, Italy
  • Interdisciplinary Designer
  • Fabrica

Coralie Gourguechon

Coralie Gourguechon is an interdisciplinary designer and researcher, with a focus on tools and systems. She’s interested in the representation of technology, that she deconstructs and simplify, both on the physical and semantic level. Her work around electronic and digital devices aim to bring transparency to these black boxes, through making their inner workings and conception process more accessible. She currently work as an interaction designer at Fabrica.

Anatomical board of a speaker
co-production ISDAT
An anatomical chart presents the hidden operating system in a graphical way, it is an educational tool that should be intelligible and attractive. Here, the anatomical chart looks like a skinned speaker, with components left visible, and signs that visually represent their technical role. The speaker cone is detached from the sheet, and spreads out to form a mechanical amplification of the sound system, and the position of the cone is also an indicator of operation. When flat, the speaker is turned off, as the folding close the circuit, creating a switch system mechanically.

Paper electronic modules
co-production ISDAT
A freely available design interface, containing a library of modules, patterns and electronic circuits to print out, allows for the creation of electronic devices in Open Source. On the front page, there are printed circuits with conductive ink and on the back, components indication. These elements are assembled on the printed page, which becomes an electronic circuit. On the back page, the modules become colored patterns that represent the components graphically and can be used as guides when cutting out the volumes. This project proposes a simplified method of electronic design, based on techniques used for printing conductive path. The form and techniques are built up simultaneously, creating a “white box” out of the blank page: the object no longer cover the circuit, the circuit becomes the object. These white boxes, as opposed to black boxes, allows internal operations to be visible and accessible

Directions to Somewhere
project for Fabrica x AirBnb
For Housewarming, an exhibition by Fabrica for AirBnb, 19 International designers were asked to interpret the concept of welcoming.
For me, welcoming is about sharing a personal experience. As a psychogeography enthusiast, I like to discover new cities through walking randomly. In order to share this discovery process with our guests, I created a map with blank instructions, that were filled through a discussion with each visitor, using dices to generate randomness.
Through unfolding the map, the user reveals progressively instructions to get lost, as a personal invitation to discover or re-discover Milan through drifting.