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

Pro Helvetia supports the presence of 4 Swiss studios at Criterion

Criterion Festival

28-31 March 2019
Messe Zurich
Tickets available here

After a first successful edition, Criterion Festival will be back at Messe Zurich from 28 until 31 March.

This 3-day interdisciplinary platform focuses on new perspectives on creativity and sustainability in various thematic areas: «Live & Rest», «Play & Create», «Cook & Share», «Fit & Well», «Care & Wear» and «Drive & Discover».

In collaboration with the Criterion team, Pro Helvetia is pleased to support individual booths for a selection of young innovative Swiss design studios. After a call for participation, the 4 following  were selected and will presnet their work at the festival:

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.