MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2021, Design Switzerland at Alcova

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia presented the Design Switzerland exhibition as part of Milan Design Week 2021.

Compostable surgical gown by Benjamin Bichsel

Featuring a line-up of 10 emerging Swiss talents, each studio, selected by Design Switzerland, addressed current global topics through different design mediums and disciplines. The exhibition took place at Alcova: a design platform which hosts activations within different historical venues across the city.

Sharing chair by Superlife

Tilt Bottle by Altherr/ Weiss

Midi Chair by Filipe & Viricel

From biodegradable surgical gowns to modular lighting systems, new takes on traditional furniture concepts and multifunctional phone cases, the designers set out with the intent in finding innovative solutions to current issues we face.

These ambitious proposals are proof of the wealth of talent coming from Switzerland, with purpose, and a commitment to change, remaining prevalent from the outset. By allowing them to gain exposure on a global stage, Design Switzerland hopes to raise awareness around critical global issues and the country’s contribution in finding innovative resolutions to them.

KIT Table by Panter & Tourron © Raphaelle Mueller