Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
«Crepuscule» Valentin Dubois © Raphaelle Mueller

«Crépuscule» by Studio Valentin Dubois

Named after the atmospheric phenomenon of twilight, «Crépuscule» invites you to relax and helps you falling asleep. Valentin Dubois produced «Crépuscule» in collaboration with Vincent Breed, a contemporary artist in Lyon specialising in the creation of blown glass artworks. «Crépuscule» consists in a  hanging lamp, to be placed above the bed, made in blown glass water and …

«Arch», Emilien Jaury © Julien Deceroi

Modern design and ancient technique

During the 2019 Milan Design Week (9-14 April) the Geneva based NOV Gallery will exhibit five young design studios at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Inspired by the Japanese origami principle, the exhibition «FLAT, FOLD, BEND» reinterprets the ancient craft of folding and bending a two dimensional material into a three dimensional object. Supported by Pro …

Swiss Design Map Milano

Where to go and what to see during Milan Design Week

For the third time, the Consulate General of Switzerland publishes the Swiss Design Map Milano, which shows all Swiss presences during the Milan Design Week. From 9 to 14 April Milan transforms itself into a vibrant city for design. The Milan Design Week encompasses the programme of Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone, two highlights within …

(c) Palazzo Litta

Design Switzerland at Milan Design Week

Swiss Design takes center stage at Teatro Litta, the oldest theater still in operation in Milan: the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is pleased to show a selection of young innovative studios under the label Design Switzerland. Selected following a call for applications, the exhibited projects have in common ambitious solutions that significantly improve people’s …

SWISS ❤ DESIGN exhibition at Palazzo Litta (c) Raphaelle Mueller

bureau svdp: exhibition design with a pop touch

Geneva based bureau svdp is specialised in exhibition design within the cultural field. The initials svdp stand for Sacha Von Der Potter, a fictional character imagined by scenographer Manon Pavlowksy and Célia Sozet, both graduated from HEAD-Geneva. Founded in 2011, the design practice-studio’s expertise ranges exhibition design, signage design, stand design, showcase design and custom-made …


«CARU» – your intelligent flatmate

With «CARU» Studio Porto developed the world’s first smart sensor for the care sector, setting new standards in the AgeTech area. The product design agency Studio Porto was founded in 2018 in Zurich by René Odermatt, Mario Rütimann and Kristian Marjanovic. They develop intelligent consumer products and focus on a close collaboration with their partners from …


Pro Helvetia supports the presence of 4 Swiss studios at Criterion

After a first successful edition, Criterion Festival will be back at Messe Zurich from 28 until 31 March. This 3-day interdisciplinary platform focuses on new perspectives on creativity and sustainability in various thematic areas: «Live & Rest», «Play & Create», «Cook & Share», «Fit & Well», «Care & Wear» and «Drive & Discover». In collaboration …

«Hot Wire Extensions» Studio Ilio © H.R.Rohrer

Studio Ilio – exploring alternative processes

Studio Ilio focuses on material innovation and process development that explore the boundaries between crafts and industry. The studio has been founded by Royal College of Art graduates Fabio Hendry from Switzerland and Seongil Choi from South Korea. Their work include furniture to sculptural objects and installations. «Hot Wire Extensions» challenges alternative manufacturing processes and …

Studio 5

Studio 5 – from Kathmandu to Switzerland

Contemporary rugs, designed in Switzerland and hand-knotted in Nepal. Studio 5 ‘s collection is entitled «Unique» and reflects the unpredictability of colour, turning each piece into a one-of-a-kind result, mixing various materials as found in the leftovers of manufactories, mainly Tibetan wool or Chinese silk, linen and nettle. Studio 5’s core values are craftsmanship, sustainability …

Birdly (c) Somniacs

Birdly® invites you to fly over Milan

Birdly® fulfills people’s ancient dream of flying. Birdly® was born in 2013 as a Design Research project at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). With immersive technologies, Zürich-based company Somniacs creates an extremely vivid full-body experience that makes you instantly forget the mechanics and computer codes behind this spectacular apparatus, and enjoy the ultimate …