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«Feuille Lamp» 2018, Florian Hauswirth © Stefan Hofmann

International Platforms

With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss design practitioners participate in the following events, among others:

Shenzhen Creative Week

Fuorisalone (Palazzo Litta, Milan)

3 Days of Design (Copenhagen)

London Design Biennale

Design Junction (London)

Designer’s Saturday (Langenthal)

Pro Helvetia promotes design in all its different facets:«From drawing board and reflection to market.» Aesthetic, cultural and social criteria are all taken into consideration, as is the positioning of a design project with regard to market, industry and innovation.

With its Culture and Business programme (2016–2020), Pro Helvetia has developed various formats with which to provide targeted support for projects by Swiss designers at all stages of the value chain (concept, prototype, production, project expansion).

Projects with a strong focus on reflection about design are fostered in the context of visual arts. Pro Helvetia supports related exhibitions, biennials, knowledge exchange, publications and residencies in Switzerland and abroad.

International Platforms
By backing the presence of selected designers at national and international events, Pro Helvetia helps put them in touch with producers, investors and audiences interested in design.

«Design Switzerland»
Swiss design stands for innovation, quality, longevity and intelligent execution. To raise awareness of the presence of Swiss delegations at international design events and to provide information about the Swiss design scene in general, Pro Helvetia is launching «Design Switzerland» with an associated website and social media presence in September 2018.

(Foto: «Feuille Lamp» 2018, Florian Hauswirth © Stefan Hofmann)

 

Diiis Designstudio / Rafael Kouto / Salone del Mobile 2018

Design Duo Diiis at their Studio

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Products by the design duo Diiis are playful, plain and adaptable to individual requirements. Pro Helvetia paid the two product designers Susanne Roser and Martina Staub a visit at their studio in Liestal.


Designer Rafael Kouto at his studio

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Rafael Kouto transforms old and used goods into something new and unique. By what is known as upcycling, the Swiss fashion designer turns discarded clothes and textiles into customized new items. Pro Helvetia visited him at his studio in Zurich.


SWISS ❤ DESIGN – Review

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Six Swiss design studios were present at this year’s Salone del Mobile from 17 to 22 April in Milan. The video offers a review of Switzerland’s presence at the world-famous furniture trade fair and insights into some of the results of Pro Helvetia’s design promotion programme.

 

Visual Arts

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exhibitions, events, publications and residencies

Marianne Burki

Head Visual Arts

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Culture & Business

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concepts, prototypes, productions and project extensions

Sylvain Gardel

Head of special focus Culture and Business

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