Tancrede Ottiger

About

Swiss based design practice involved in all fields of print and interactive design for cultural institutions, businesses and individuals.

Tancrède Ottiger founded his design studio in 2015. The office is characterized by a collaborative practice with many players in the field of design such as developers, photographers, industrial designers, architects & filmmakers. The studio is covering works in all mediums, from print to digital design : books, publications, identities, web design and scenography.

Type design has been a key element of the design process from the very begining. The studio offers both retail and bespoke typefaces for clients. Recognized magazines such as Frame or Marie Claire used our fonts in their design.

Furthermore, the practice conducts a constant reasearch into production means and new technologies, producing up to date custom tailored solution for each project. The interactive map created for the Ateliers de Renens or the generating identity tool for the Teintureries drama school stands as good examples of this approach.

Exhibitions

2016ECAL Graphic Design, Beijing ( CN )

2016ECAL Graphic Design, Shanghai ( CN )

2016ECAL Graphic Design, Hong Kong ( HK )

2016ECAL Graphic Design, Paris ( FR )

2015Swiss Ambassy, London ( UK )

Press

2016Ligature.ch

2016Frame

2015idPure no. 38

Lectures

2019ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne ( CH )

2017Eikon, Fribourg ( CH )

Collaborators

Alice Franchetti
Aurèle Sack
Benoit Jeannet
Etienne Malapert
Gavillet-Cie
Giliane Cachin
Karian Foehr
Matthieu Gafsou
Pietro Alberti
Romain Cazier
Younès Klouche

Credits

Development : Romain Cazier

Photography : Etienne MalapertYounès Klouche

Graphic
Date
Project
Client
Type
2019-2016
Caves Ouvertes
Office des Vins Vaudois
publication
2019
100ans de Psychanalyse
Société Suisse de Psychanalyse
campaign
2019
100ans de Psychanalyse
Société Suisse de Psychanalyse
website
2019
Agenda
Collège du Sud
poster
2019
Portfolio 19
Teintureries
publication
2018-2017
Ateliers de Renens
Commune de Renens
signage
2018-2016
Soirées d'Etudes Juridiques
Ordre des Avocats Vaudois
campaign
2018
Artist's portfolio
Gaspard Delachaux
website
2018
Ateliers de Renens
Commune de Renens
website
2018
Brand’s identity
Ami Ami
packaging
2018
Concert Au tour des cordes
Ensemble du Grand Eustache
poster
2018
I Love Carouge
Musée de Carouge
scenography
2018
Lausanne Chair
Adrien Rovero
publication
2018
Médée
Nathalie Lannuzel
stage design
2018
Photographer’s portfolio
Benoît Jeannet
website
2018
Recherches 18
Teintureries
publication
2018
School’s identity
Teintureries
identity
2018
School’s signage
Teintureries
signage
2018
School’s website
Teintureries
website
2018
Studio’s identity
Dessimoz Architectes
identity, website
2018
Un Intime Conflit
Vincent Ottiger
scenography
2018
Un Intime Conflit
Vincent Ottiger
publication
2017
Association’s identity
Association Et Après
website
2017
City of Possibilities
Etienne Malapert
publication
2017
Harpe 41
Tenuta
publication
2017
Photographer's portfolio
Etienne Malapert
website
2017
Portfolio 17
Teintureries
publication
2017
Recherches 17
Teintureries
publication
2015
Saison 2015
Opéra de Lausanne
campaign

The Ateliers de Renens is a rental building of workspaces located near Lausanne. Dedicated to innovation, training and design, it offers 10’000m2 of industrial and administrative areas.

Due to the ever-changing variety of its occupants, I proposed to create a dual signage system, both digital and physical. The manager creates accounts for the tenants, each of them then inserts his/her information him/herself ( logo, contact, schedule ). While the signage frames ( designed in soft rubber by Adrien Rovero specially for the occasion ) are fixed to the walls, all of the information — space number, floor, directions — are generated by the site and printed on paper, making the signage update costless. The digital map is displayed on touchsreens at the entrances and on everybody’s smartphone.

There are 3 buildings, containing more than 50 occupants and even 100 sometimes in the year. There are 3 colors, one for each building. There are 3 basic shapes ( used for the frames and on the website ): square for occupant, round for location and triangle for movement. The consistency of design is maintained across all media through the use of one font containing a wide range of specially drawn icons, reminding of the frames’ shape and outline.

Overview