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Every two years, Design Preis Schweiz (Design Prize Switzerland), showcases the best of contemporary Swiss design. This year, it returns to Los Angeles bringing a Swiss perspective to the largest design fair on the West Coast, Dwell on Design.
Attention to detail, precision execution, and superior user experience have always been signature attributes of Swiss design. But above all, the common thread in contemporary Swiss design is sustainability, not just ecologically speaking but also in terms of longevity and relevance. Swiss design is first and foremost design that is practical.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the exhibition, meet the Swiss designers and curators at Booth 601, and hear what they have to say during panels and presentations throughout the week.
Fri, June 20, 12:30pm: Swiss Designers Talk
Fri, June 20, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Design Prize Switzerland Opening Reception (Booth 601)
Sat, June 21, 2:00pm: Environmental Innovation
Sun, June 22, 1:00pm: Technological Innovation
Participating Swiss Designers
Boston audiences can catch the Design Prize Switzerland exhibtion at the Massachusetts College of Arts and Design (MASarts) from September 17 to November 22, 2014.
The Design Prize Switzerland is a design competition initiated and organized by the Design Center in Langenthal, Switzerland. Pizes are awarded bi-annually by a revolving panel of international judges including greats such as Liesbeth int’Hout, Ascan Mergenthaler, Jasper Morrison, Lars Müller, and Robb Young. With prizes in categories such as communications, textiles, products, furniture, and fashion, the competition has featured prominent designers, design-minded personalities, and businesses including FREITAG, Jörg Boner, Pierre Keller, Nicolas Le Moigne, Alfredo Häberli, the Bouroullec brothers for Vitra, Akris, and many others.
The Swiss Design Prize observes and influences the market, honors outstanding achievements, and sees its role as that of giving uncompromising encouragement to adventurous ideas. The competition does not see itself as being just a prize contest – at the same time it is an institution which aims, through the award of prizes, to establish Swiss design more firmly in the economy.
The Design Prize Switzerland encourages the dialogue between designers, institutions, companies and consumers. It also takes a global perspective, rewarding designers who have traveled far from their home base and have enriched Swiss design with their experience abroad and mature skills.
Photo: Myleen Hollero