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Design Switzerland presents five emerging designers and their interpretation of what matters – with fashion, industrial, product and digital design.

GIVING WAY — © Dutch Invertuals

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is presenting five promising up-and-coming designers. The exhibition GIVING WAY revolves around personal interpretations of the theme things that matter: inclusivity, slowing down, balance, and circularity.

with Alix Arto, Rafael Kouto, Reto Togni, Rafael Gil Cordeiro and SALIENTI

With their bright minds, the designers invite us to appreciate and interact with everyday objects in a more conscious way, through their functionality or metaphorical urgency.

GIVING WAY displays the five works in a space transformed into an open landscape that brings the projects together and makes room for different mentalities. The mountainous scenery and strong, but transparent repeating volumes allow visitors to observe the projects from different angles and to immerse themselves in the space, from high to low. The scenography and creative direction was developed by Dutch Invertuals.

All parts big and small are of great importance to keep the balance, they are the things that matter.

About Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

For the first time, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is partnering with the Dutch Design Week with the purpose of giving way to a new generation of Swiss or Swiss-based Designers to present their meaningful propositions.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, under the label Design Switzerland, aims to connect emerging Swiss designers with the international markets at key industry events, and enable them to gain visibility, build professional networks and reach their business goals.