Emile De Visscher is a designer, engineer, PhD candidate and editor focusing on small scale manufacturing systems and more generally on our relation to production and consumption.


Enthousiast about the current utopia of local, distributed and urban manufacturing, his work develops into a series of tools and machines he defines as "technophanic", in the sense that their mechanisms resonnate with symbols, myths or fantasms.


The tools he develops unfold in different contexts, uses and objects, allowing not only to actually produce solutions for our society, but also to question our current habits and discourses. Through both design, engineering, material sciences, but also critical writing and curating, he explores the different ways technologies and techniques relate to each other and interact.



Emile De Visscher holds 2 Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (FR, 2009) and Imperial College (UK, 2012). He also has a MA in design from the Royal College of Art (UK, 2012).


Since 2014, he is conducting an interdisciplinary PhD through the program SACRe (Science, Art, Création, Recherche) between Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Supérieure de Physique Chimie Industrielle and Paris Science et Lettres.



Engineering - Design - Research