Design Work Grants: Selected Projects Spring 23

Visuals created by Data Orbit and Lucas Manser

Within the framework of its Spring 2023 Design Work Grants, Pro Helvetia has selected eleven projects for concept development, prototype development, production or project extension funding

What particularly impressed the jury about this edition of the Work Grants Design was the inclusion of many projects from underrepresented sectors, i.e. projects developed for care homes or unpopular spaces in need of design. These projects are encouraging examples of responsible designers who invest in meaningful research and projects, thus making a difference. The projects supported are very qualitative, well-crafted and defined with a clear vision, innovation and purpose, carried out by dedicated designers.

The awarded projects are:

Concept development funding

Swiss Leather Goods Company AG «Brazier – Contemporary men’s accessories»

Prototype development funding

Production funding

  • Akuto Studio «Chord Machine AKT-0.1»
  • Berninox SA «The Swiss toothbrush for life»
  • Swiss Leather Goods Company AG «Brazier – Contemporary men’s accessories»
Berninox SA «The Swiss toothbrush for life»

Project extension funding

  • Dojo Tech AG «Dojo. The future of storytelling is a stick»
Akuto Studio «Chord Machine AKT-0.1»