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

Milano 2019: selected designers are announced

«Sunny Side Up» Clock, AATB

Milano Design Week 2019

8-14 April 2019

The Litta Variations / Opus 5
Palazzo Litta
Corso Magenta 24, Milano

For the second year in a row, Pro Helvetia is pleased to show a selection of eleven young innovative studios at Palazzo Litta, under the label Design Switzerland.

The selected studios have in common ambitious solutions that significantly improve people’s lives in a smart, engaging and sparkling way. The exhibition will take place at the Teatro Litta, the oldest active theater in Milan, in a site-specific scenography created by Geneva-based bureau sasha von der potter.

Selected studios:

The context of Palazzo Litta within Fuorisalone being the ideal pivotal hub for design excellence on an international scale (and as part of Switzerland’s mission of cultural promotion), Pro Helvetia is thrilled to accompany young designers on this springboard of opportunities. By introducing homegrown design talent on Milano’s global stage, Pro Helvetia hopes to not only promote their significant contribution to the world of design, but also facilitate encounters and discussions with leaders of international markets in attendance and enable businesses.

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