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

Design Switzerland Matchbox: Industry Connect

Launched within the frame of Pro Helvetia’s Bridges to the Future call, eight emerging design studios were selected and benefitted from a tailormade support to adapt to the current online presence necessity.

Design Switzerland Matchbox: Industry Connect was developed in partnership with Medelhan. The objectives of this new measure is to offer alternatives so that young studios can develop their international network and refine their pitching skills. The format of this initiative is unique for its anchoring in the market and its close connection to its key players.

To meet the designers visit

Rewatch the launch event with special guest Giulio Cappellini:

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.