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

Call for Application: Rong Design Library Residency

Connect, deconstruct, and revive.

Apply to discover traditional design craftsmanship from China and find inspiration for your design.

To take part in the 2019 Swiss design residency, please send your application to before Friday, August 2nd, 2019.

Rong Design Library Residency Program

This Residency Program is co-initiated by Rong Design Library and Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council. Based on the searching and deconstruction of Chinese traditional crafts techniques and materials, Rong Design Library invites Swiss designers of different fields to avail the residency in a village near Hangzhou, China. The residency lasting one month will take place between October 2019 and October 2020 depending on both the candidates’ and the host’s availability.

Residency for Swiss Designers

Starting from this open call, Pro Helvetia Shanghai plans to support 2-4 Swiss designers to become Rong Design Library’s resident for the year 2019 and 2020. The candidate will be able to research and study Chinese traditional handicrafts and materials (bamboo, silk, mud, copper, paper, etc.), and combine the learnt techniques with contemporary design.

Please check our Calls page for complete information about the conditions for application and the Rong Design Library.