PRO HELVETIA x MEDELHAN connecting Swiss talents to the international design network

‘Design Switzerland Matchbox: Industry Connect’ – an initiative developed to promote Swiss design talents.

Emilien Jaury Studio

Alexandra Gerber Studio

Renaud Defrancesco Studio

The launch event of ‘Design Switzerland Matchbox: Industry Connect’ was held on June 24th, 2021, in the form of a panel discussion featuring eight cherry-picked Swiss design studios. Giulio Cappellini –  art director of the renowned Italian firm Cappellini, endorsed this event. Romain Casella, founder of MAY Concepts, international PR expert and coach of the selected designers, was the moderator.

In the course of the webinar, the emerging talents’ video portraits were exclusively presented, providing an individual introduction of the designers and their studios.



Bureau Lauper

Laure Gremion Studio

For this event, Design Switzerland – an initiative by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, collaborated with Medelhan, the leading business design network and Salone del Mobile spin-off.

‘Design Switzerland Matchbox: Industry Connect’ is unique for its connection with key leaders of the international design scene, facilitating valuable collaborations between the selected studios and international partners.

Following the event, Medelhan organised tailored one-to-one meetings, connecting the studios with key industry professionals.

Fabien Roy Studio

a-project studio