Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
iiode, exhibition Design Switzerland at London designjunction 2018 (c) Teo Zanin

Innovative LED lighting system by iiode

iiode is an on-going research on innovative LED lighting system. Formed by 4 product designers, the group aims to sensitively connect technologies and common goods to offer beautifully objectified matters. Based in Lausanne, Munich and Paris, Jean Besson, Jonathan Mauloubier, Charlotte Talbot, Lucas Ulhmann started iiode in 2015. After having developed a modular lighting system in …

Dimitri Bähler - VPTC - ceramics - produced within the frame of the CERCCO / HEAD © HEAD - Genève - Raphaëlle Müller

VPTC by Dimitri Bähler

VPTC stands for Volumes, Patterns, Textures & Colours , a collection of ceramics by Dimitri Bähler Studio, to be presented in its whole at the exhibition Design Switzerland, during London designjunction. Dimitri Bähler developed VPTC during different residency programmes: EKWC – European Center for Ceramic in the Netherlands (February-July 2013) and CERCCO – the Experimentation …

WormUp HOME © Claude Gasser

Wormup – The Fine Art of Composting, powered by worms

WormUp has set itself the ambitious goal to prevent any biogenic household waste from ending up in the traditional garbage where valuable nutrients are lost in incineration plants or cause methane emissions in landfills. About WormUp In autumn 2013, two students, Nikolai Räber and Dennis Froesch, see a documentary about an American who keeps a …


Design duo SUPERLIFE

“Do not like the others do” is the philosophy of SUPERLIFE. Endowed with playful names such as Nestor, Babar or Little Sister, their items add a touch of uniqueness to objects of everyday use. The collective SUPERLIFE was founded in 2014 by two young Swiss designers: Edrris Gaaloul and Cyrille Verdon. They are based in a …

(c) Verity

Drone costume design by Verity

For the upcoming London Design Festival in September 2018 and within the frame of the Design Switzerland presentation at London designjunction , Verity Studios’ drone costume designers and choreographers worked together to create something never seen before. Verity Studios is the world-leading provider of indoor drone show systems. A spin-off from ETH Zurich, the company …

«Body of us» - tests (c) Raphaëlle Müller

«Body of us» at London Design Biennale

From 4 to 23 September 2018 the second edition of the London Design Biennale takes place with up to 40 countries, cities and territories, that exhibit at Somerset House in response to the theme Emotional States. Switzerland presents «Body of us» by curator Rebekka Kiesewetter. The London Design Biennale explores how design relates to many aspects …

Dimitri Bähler - VPTC - ceramics - produced within the frame of the CERCCO / HEAD © HEAD - Genève - Raphaëlle Müller

Design Switzerland at London designjunction

Disruptive drone lightings for entertainment, reinvented sportswear production, a design collective pushing the boundaries of LED lighting systems, and a nomadic workshop project bringing together contemporary designers and craftsmen from different cultures. Under the label Design Switzerland, Pro Helvetia is presenting a selection of seven Swiss studios at London designjunction, the cutting-edge design festival located …

Mode Suisse edition 8 (c) Wongwannawat

Mode Suisse Edition 14

Mode Suisse offers both young and already established fashion designers who have a connection to Switzerland a platform to present their new collections to a national and international audience. From August through October 2018, Mode Suisse Edition 14 will present the following highlights: shows and showrooms on 3 September in Zurich, two «Sélection Mode Suisse» …

Florian Hauswirth at his studio (c) Pro Helvetia

Florian Hauswirth at work

Florian Hauswirth was born in Zurich. After spells in Basel, Lausanne, New York and London he now lives in Biel. For the past ten years, he has been working there in a former factory building. Pro Helvetia paid the industrial designer a visit at his studio. Sometimes he takes a large moulding cutter in hand, …