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

What does it mean to be sustainable? Should I experience digital events? What do investors look for? Is working with influencers a good strategy for my brand? here are some of the questions, among many others, that these webinars try to address. In order to help the studios in this particularly difficult period, Pro Helvetia …

14.12.2020
Design Switzerland at Vienna Design Week (c) VIENNA DESIGN WEEK – Kramar – Kollektiv Fischka, Vienna Design Week)
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Long term support of Design

Two disciplines have been officially established within Pro Helvetia, namely design and interactive media, which will form a fully-fledged division offering long-term support to Swiss creatives in these two branches as of 2021. The integration of Design into the established disciplines of Pro Helvetia takes place after several years of build up: Until 2016, Design was supported within the Visual Arts department, with a pilot project 2014-2016. From 2016 to …

01.12.2020
Ania Marincek and Julia La Mendola - sustainable eyewear and accessories design studio (c) Arnaud Ele
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Starting Power: 10 projects selected

Due to the current complex situation, recently graduated designers lack opportunities to take the first steps in their careers. To fill this gap, Pro Helvetia has launched the Starting Power call for concepts, open to all designer graduated in the last two years. To participate, candidates had to submit an innovative project, in all areas …

18.11.2020
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Design Days 2020 in Lausanne

This year’s edition, in line with the current health situation, offers a circuit through Lausanne and its surroundings, in partner showrooms, boutiques and workshops. Espaces contemporains‘ flagship event aims to offer the designers an opportunity to reach out to the public. In collaboration with Pro Helvetia, 12 young designers will showcase their work in the …

03.11.2020
N 46 ° 54’ / E 6 ° 34’, Ulysse Martel & Miloš Ristin
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SWISS CRAFTLAB exhibition at Vienna Design Week

SWISS CRAFTLAB presents a selection of emerging and established Swiss designers. Switzerland is the guest country at the Vienna Design Week, giving the opportunity to present several aspects of the Swiss design scene. Among them, the NOV and OKRO galleries will present the joint exhibition SWISS CRAFTLAB, a showcase of ancestral techniques and craftsmanship revisited …

16.09.2020
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Design: Accelerating Transformation

What role can design play in today’s turbulent times? As our society goes through changes, design can play a crucial role: How design can support governments in designing efficient and human-centred public policies, how the value of design can be increased and articulated at the strategic level, and how the impact of design can be …

09.09.2020
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Dagsmejan – Sleepwear Reinvented

Sleep is vital. After a restful night we feel full of energy, ready to face all challenges. Hence, it is surprising that we spend 1/3 of our life in the same type of pyjamas that were worn 40 years ago. Dagsmejan was founded to create a new kind of functional sleepwear, catering to our physiological …

03.09.2020