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

The ever-evolving «Phasma lamp» of AATB

Zurich & Marseille-based AATB develop products and installations exploring human-machine interactions. Their Phasma lamp resembles a luminescent insect that takes all of its dimension at night. AATB are Andrea Anner & Thibault Brevet, both graduates from ECAL. Having previously worked on interactive objects, the pair encountered an industrial robotic arm, crystallizing their research and leading them …


After Work Studio: elegance and high quality

Basel-based fashion studio After Work Studio (AWS) was founded in 2015 as a result of a master’s thesis. Shortly after, their first collection resonated with many on a national and international level. From the beginning, AWS clothes had been designed with a focus on wearability. Today, they combine sportiness and feminine elegance with the help of high-quality …

© Garçoa Chocolate

«Garçoa»: the power of cocoa

Cocoa is made of more than 600 aromatic compounds. The philosophy of «Garçoa» is to reduce the ingredients of the fabrication of chocolate to their minimum to experience the diversity of cocoa to its maximum. Besides this minimalist receipt, the chocolate bars created by «Garçoa» feature different textures and surfaces, extending the consumption to an …


Knitted rug: Alice Wäfler with «Land(s)mann»

The Swiss textile designer Alice Wäfler recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels with a Master Degree in Textile Design and an executive Master in Knitting Design. During the four years of her studies she experimented with the wide range of yarn. With «Land(s)mann» Alice Wäfler aims to explore the ecological …


Urban Nomadism by Panter&Tourron

The design studio Panter&Tourron is exploring the intersections of technology, design and society to design a new vision of luxury for tomorrow. When the lives of Stefano Panterotto and Alexis Tourron were constantly on the move, they needed ultralight and flat-packed furniture. Now Panter&Tourron is based in Switzerland and with «Tense» they produced five furniture …

«Designer's table - Season 2» Studio Raphael Lutz (c) Clement Lambelet

Culinary experimentation and design by Studio Raphaël Lutz

Designer’s Table is an experimental project in tableware design and dinner experience proposed by Studio Raphaël Lutz. Raphaël Lutz is a product designer who graduated from ECAL in 2012. Great-grandson of one of the founders of the prestigious Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, he grew up in the restaurant of his parents. Since opening his own …


WEER – high quality and minimal design

The clean and minimal design of WEER stands for the brand’s ethics and values: mixing functionality with quality Karin Lorez launched her first fashion collection in 2014 – she started with high-quality basic t-shirts in three different colors. Today her fashion brand WEER is presenting their collections at Mode Suisse in Zurich, during Paris Fashion …

«Designer's table - Season 2» Studio Raphael Lutz (c) Clement Lambelet

Swiss designers at 3daysofdesign

3daysofdesign is Denmark’s annual design event showcasing a curated selection of work from a variety of creative talents, taking place all over Copenhagen. For the third year, Pro Helvetia will be part of this exciting event and allow 3 Swiss design studios to take part in a tailor-made matchmaking programme, helping them to reach potential …

Design Switzerland at Shenzhen Creative Week 2019 © Pro Helvetia Shanghai

Shenzhen Creative Week – A review

From 19 to 22 March Pro Helvetia Shanghai presented three promising Swiss design studios at the annually Shenzhen Creative Week in China. The furniture and interior design fair showcases the latest trends of the design community and has become a platform for international designers to connect and meet with the Chinese design industry players. The …

Design Switzerland © Raphaelle Mueller

A look back at Design Switzerland during Milan Design Week

On the occasion of the 2019 Milan Design Week, Pro Helvetia presented 11 Swiss young design studios under the label Design Switzerland. Taking center stage at Teatro Litta, the oldest Milanese theatre still in operation, the exhibited studios raised interested from the international press, audience and design professionals. In addition to the presentation at Teatro …