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

Design Biennale Zurich

Support of selected designers

29 August to 1 September 2019 | Switzerland

29 August 2019 till 1 September 2019

Design Biennale Zurich

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The second edition of the Design Biennale Zurich will take place from 29 August to 1 September in different places of the city.

National and international designers from various fields present their ideas, visions, installations and projects – and invite the public to discover, explore and play along.

Through its label Design Switzerland, Pro Helvetia will support several events during the biennale: the exhibition of Lausanne-based designer Bertille Laguet, the Swiss Game Design Lounge, the speed-mentoring sessions  and a pop-up talk.

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.