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

The Design Days 2019 in pictures

(c) Gabrielle Besenval

More information on the Design Days


The 11th edition of the Design Days  took place last weekend in Geneva, with a strong focus on Swiss creativity, young design, fashion and digital design.

Seven Pro Helvetia-supported swiss designers (virage, Panter & Tourron,MDK – Miranda Kaloudis, Rafael Kouto, Shizuka Saitoa ­– project studio & Felix Doll) had the opportunity to present their work during the event in the gorgeous setting of Pavillon Sicli.

During the prototype pitch, the feedback from experts coming from different fields of the industry allowed the designers to get advice from top notch professionals. The pitch led to interesting conversations about the way to present their creations in a short and efficient way.

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