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

A look back at Design Switzerland during Milan Design Week

Design Switzerland © Raphaelle Mueller

Design Switzerland exhibition

9-14 April 2019

Teatro Litta (Palazzo Litta)
Within the frame of the Litta Variations / Opus 5
Corso Magenta 24
20121 Milano

On the occasion of the 2019 Milan Design Week, Pro Helvetia presented 11 Swiss young design studios under the label Design Switzerland.

Taking center stage at Teatro Litta, the oldest Milanese theatre still in operation, the exhibited studios raised interested from the international press, audience and design professionals. In addition to the presentation at Teatro Litta, Pro Helvetia accompanied the designers with a tailor-made matchmaking programme, connecting them to potential business partners.

In the press:

It’s Nice That
Is robotics set to be the next creative trend for artists and designers?

Instant Windows offers quick fix for houses in war zones

Core 77
The Swiss designer bringing human-centered solutions to Milan

Cose di Casa
Swiss Design Map e le collettive del design straniero al Fuorisalone 2019

Schweizer Präsenz ist gross – Eröffnung der Designmesse in Mailand

Hot Wire Extension : when the process overcomes the form

Living Corriere della Serra
Barocco e contemporaneo a Palazzo Litta

Elle Decor Italia
Il design trasforma Palazzo Litta

CNN Style
Greener by design: 10 new ideas for a sustainable home

Birdly déploie ses ailes dans les cieux milanais

Il salone del mobile di Milano (video)

Swiss Architects
Bühne frei für Schweizer Design

Ticino Online – 20 Minuti
Tutta la Svizzera strana e innovativa al Salone del mobile

Here’s a list of the details that made us smile (and even laugh) in Milan

Six Swiss Successes
© On Office magazine as featured in p.126, p. 127 and p.129 – May 2019 issue –

Urban thinking in five projects © DOMUS magazine as featured in the May 2019 issue – pdf here

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