Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
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Call for participation: Shenzhen Creative Week

China Shenzhen Creative Week


Deadline for submission

11 November

Shenzhen Creative Week

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Shenzhen Creative Week 2020: 18 – 21 March 2020

For the third year, Pro Helvetia will be introducing a selection of young Swiss design studios to Shenzhen Creative Week, the most successful commercial fair in China’s furniture and interior design industry under the Design Switzerland label.

Design Switzerland aims to connect emerging and innovative Swiss design with the national and international markets. Initiated by Pro Helvetia, Design Switzerland enables young Swiss studios to gain visibility, build professional networks and reach their business goals.

Shenzhen Creative Week is China’s leading professional design fair where designers will be given the opportunity to meet with the local industry and push their projects forward in the Asian market. By showing their work at Shenzhen Creative Week and networking with manufactures, investors, and brand managers during side events, they will also gain visibility and improve their knowledge of China’s creative industry.

Pro Helvetia & Pro Helvetia Shanghai are launching a call for participation to all Swiss design studios up to 7 years after the studio’s founding to present their latest projects. Submitted projects should demonstrate a clear innovative approach to product, furniture or interior design as well as specific goals regarding the Chinese market.

Besides the showcase and related events in Shenzhen, the selected designers will be offered the opportunity to visit Shanghai Design Week (12-15 March 2020) and meet with meaningful business contacts, thanks to the extensive network of Pro Helvetia Shanghai.

  • Be part of the Shenzhen Creative Week exhibition
  • Access to personalized meeting & conference opportunities
  • Visits and meetings during Shanghai Design Week
  • Financial support for travel & accommodation expenses (fixed amount per studio)

To take part in the 2020 Shenzhen Creative Week delegation, please send your PDF application to before Monday, 11 November 2019.

 The application file must include: 

  • Studio contact information 
  • Short biography of your studio (apx. 500 words) 
  • Short description of the project(s) you want to show  
  • Images of the project(s) 
  • Your entrepreneurial goals regarding the project with relation to the Chinese market.

We are looking forward to discovering your project and will get back to you shortly after 20 November.