We are committed to the consideration of design as an economic factor with high social, corporative and sustainable impact.


Economic and cultural relevance are our top priorities.


The competition, which takes place every two years, is aimed at enhancing the significance of Swiss design. It awards prizes for outstanding achievements in all design disciplines relevant to industry. With the help of carefully planned activities and programmes, the nominated and prizewinning works are presented to the professional world and the general public, with the objective of anchoring the added value of design in industry and society.







The competition, which takes place every two years, awards prizes for outstanding achievements in all design disciplines relevant to industry.


The nominators and jury are committed to a position from which design is understood as the result of an integrated development process, that unfolds added value along the value chain. 


The competition is addressed to Swiss designers, brands, companies and institutions active either within Switzerland or abroad. Also eligible to take part are foreign designers who study or work in Switzerland or are employed by Swiss companies.


Prizes are given to products as well as to research studies, processes, concepts and projects in all relevant design disciplines. Diploma theses are among the entries, as also are trademark brands, production companies and institutes. 


Design Prize Switzerland thus succeeds in highlighting a wide range of Swiss innovative talent.




 
 

As an institution Design Prize Switzerland observes and leaves a stamp in the market and is prompting for uncompromising ideas, that bring Swiss Design on the agenda and into awareness; nationally and internationally.


With the help of carefully planned activities and programmes, the nominated and prizewinning works are presented to the professional world and the general public, with the objective of anchoring the added value of design in industry and society.


Held for the first time in 1991, Design Prize Switzerland has grown to become an established institution of the Swiss design industry. As an organisation it is based at Design Center Langenthal AG, and is the sister platform of the unique event that is Designers’ Saturday.



Team



Michel Hueter

Curator Design Preis Schweiz
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Brigitte Althaus

Head of Administration
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Susanne Schenk

Finance

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Kim Albert

Intern administration & projects
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Steering Board



Michel Hueter

Curator Design Preis Schweiz


Felix Keller

President swiss design association


Mirjam Matti

Head of Communications & PR

SWISS TEXTILES


Thomas Messerli

Head of Finance & Controlling

Girsberger AG


Lars Müller

Jury Member & Founder

Lars Müller Publishers


Peter Ruckstuhl

President Design Preis Schweiz,

CEO Ruckstuhl AG


Kurt Schmid

Founder Persuasion,

Kurt Schmid Communication Consulting


Urs Stampfli

Co-owner P’INC. AG Communication