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Design: the results of our call for projects

Our new promotion model for design received a great response: a total of fifty-six projects were submitted in reply to our first call for proposals, ranging from fashion to furniture and from product to industrial design. The elected jury assessed the proposals in a two-stage process and ended up selecting eighteen projects. This new model …


Young Swiss design in London

The global design scene is due to gather for the London Design Junction lasting from 21 to 24 September. As one of the most important design trade shows in the world, it attracted around 27,000 visitors in 2016. Pro Helvetia’s new promotion model for design enables four young Swiss studios to take part in the …


Design and globalization

How does globalization influence design? How does the market change? And, does artistic creation need to adjust? International experts discussed this at the symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland organized by Pro Helvetia at Milans XXI International Triennale Exhibition.   «78 % of Chinese consumers use the internet for shopping», says the Shanghai design journalist Mimi Yan at the symposium …


Symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland

For its last event during Milan’s XXI International Triennale Exhibition, Switzerland continues its cosmopolitan exploration of the theme «Design after Design». Organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the closing symposium focuses on globalization. How does it affect creation? How does it change the market? Can we continue to produce the way we are …

Visual Arts

London discovers design «made in Switzerland»

Swiss design will be on display this autumn at two of the highlights of the London design scene, the London Design Biennale (7–27 September 2016) and the London Design Fair (22–25 September 2016). Switzerland’s contribution to the London Design Biennale comprises seven Swiss designers, each showcasing their project in an exhibition curated by Giovanna Lisignoli …