Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Photo impressions from Langenthal

Design Switzerland at Designers’ Saturday 2018 © Nicolas Schopfer


Every two years, Langenthal becomes an international meeting place for design during the Designers’ Saturday. The three-day event is held at textile, glass or wood production sites in and around Langenthal, giving an industrial flair to the scenography.

Pro Helvetia, under the Design Switzerland banner, invited seven young studios to present their latest prototypes, and organized active formats to connect these designers with potential partners in the industry: On Friday 2 November, each of them had a personalized schedule of meetings with editors. On Saturday 3 November, each designers had 5 minutes to present their prototypes to the audience and invited experts.