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

Design Switzerland at Vienna Design Week 2020


24 September – 4 October 2020

Vienna Design Week
Festival Headquarters
Amtshaus Meidling
1120 Vienna

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Switzerland is the guest country at the 2020 edition of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, taking place from 25 September until 4 October.

On this occasion, Pro Helvetia presents young Swiss design with the exhibition Design Switzerland, organised in cooperation with Design Prize Switzerland.
The participating studios have been selected through a call for participation. They share an innovative vision of design and propose smart solutions in a spectrum of products: adaptable typography, interactive replicas, smart textile, connected heating system, ingenious opticals, distinctive tableware and data visualization. In addition to their presentation, the designers will benefit from a targeted matchmaking programme and network with potential business partners.

Exhibited projects:

Update 21.09.2020: Due to the new regulations of the Federal Office of Public Health regarding travelling back from Vienna, the formats of our participation to the Vienna Design Week had to be redimensioned in response to the actual situation. Within this context, there will be no official delegation organised and accompanied by Pro Helvetia. Nevertheless, the exhibition Design Switzerland is still taking place at the Festival’s central venue.

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