Prize Giving Cermony

November 3, 2017

5:00 pm

Private view, Design Prize Switzerland, Langenthal: open to the public, free entry

7.00 pm

Prize Giving Ceremony in the Markthalle Langenthal: open to the public, free entry

8.30 pm

Dinner in the Markthalle Langenthal
Dinner tickets: CHF 90 per person.

Places for dinner are limited
– please book by e-mail

Kurt Aeschbacher and Anne Carrard will guide us through the evening in German and French.


November 4–12, 2017,
nominated and awarded projects
and products


Design Prize Switzerland, Mühleweg 14,
4900 Langenthal, Switzerland

Opening hours

Friday to Sunday, 3.00 to 8.00 pm.

Guided tours

daily at 6.00 pm

We are happy to organise customized guided tours
and events for groups.

Admission: CHF 10.--, concessions CHF 6.--,
with catalog CHF 20.--/15.--.

Information about the side events and further exhibitions will be found at

Catalog order:



As of
September 18, 2017 – nominated projects and products

The showroom is, upon request, exclusively at disposal for interested individuals, institutions and companies.

Messe Basel - Hall 1.0, Booth A33

Energy Efficiency and design win: Design Prize Switzerland
and SwissEnergy present excellent lighting solutions by leading Swiss companies:

Lightpad by REGENT provides an optimised light diffusion in office spaces. RIBAG’ luminaires collection VERTICO convinces us by combining functional features and aesthetics that are a perfect fit in private and commercial environments. FEZ by BALTENSWEILER seduces with a poetic, yet reduced, appearance and multifunctional. Meet the designers and producers at our stand.

How are elder generations use new technologies nowadays?

Sociologist and Design Prize Switzerland nomination expert PHD François Höpflinger shares his insights about the transforming lifestyles of elder generations at the Ineltec Trendforum

12.09.2017, 1:35 pm–2 pm

Hall 1.1 / A90

Presentations in German

Design Leadership Prize: Focus Ageing Society

About Ageing and Design

Consciously or unconsciously; ageing affects us all and at all times over the course of our lives. We now live longer, our needs are changing.

Demographic changes, the ageing of industrialised societies is a fact,
which we prefer to avoid, it is unappealing and fraught with problems.

We find this unjust and are therefore identifying an opportunity to rethink
past lifestyles and standards. The Design Prize Switzerland is initiating
the Design Leadership Prize: Focus Ageing Society, which will be seeking design solution capable of breaking down barriers and with an appeal for the old and
young alike.

The exhibition Ageing Society 2.0 presented on the occasion of the Designers’ Satuday 2016, is staged as an editorial office and fearlessly takes on this phenomenon and begins writing and talking about it today. Take a fresh look with us on our ageing society and take back with you inspiring food for thought.

Designers’ Saturday

November 4 – 6, 2016. Location „City Center – depot for design


A selection of 23 nominated and prize-winning products and projects of Design Prize Switzerland, Edition 2015/16 will be shown at different locations on the occasion of Business of Design Week and deTour Hong Kong.

deTour / PMQ, 25.11. – 4.12.2016

Showcase of a selection of Young Talents, Textile and Fashion

– refer to listing

PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

Store No. S207, 2/F Staunton

11.00 am – 8.00 pm

Presentations and Talks:


1 December 2016, 7.00 – 9.00 pm 

PMQ, S710-711, 7/F Staunton

Design Prize Switzerland and the leading Swiss Universities of Applied Arts and Design invite you to explore practice -based educational approaches that cope with the rapid transformations of design. 


New basis of knowledge, possibilities, globalisation and the influence of design are evolving at a fast pace. The increasing complexity of problems to be met by design approaches is permanently transforming the designers’ profession. 


Gaining international as well as multi-levelled knowledge driven by experience and collaboration at an early professional stage, does positively influence the designers’ readiness for the job market. 

Testimonies from different disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities share their experiences and projects.



Cees de Bont, 

Dean of School of Design & Swire Chair Professor of Design, PolyU, Hong Kong

Presentators / Panelists:

ECAL -University of Art and Design Lausanne

Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of écal


HEAD, Geneva University of Arts and Design 

Magdalena Prozda, Assistant -  Master Fashion Design and Accessories

Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

Leslie LU, Principal 

Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts

Dr. Jan Eckert, Head of Master in Arts and Design 


University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

Juan Ferrari, Alumni Student – Institute for Integrated Design, Masterstudio

Zurich University of Applied Arts- Design - ZHdK

Jonas Christen, Research Associate Knowledge Visualization at ZHdK

Presentations and Talks:


– by BIG GAME, Switzerland 

3  December 2016, 5.00 – 6.30 pm

PMQ, S710-711, 7/F, Staunton

Join Design Prize Switzerland and De Tour to meet with  Augustin Scott de Martinvile of the renowned Swiss design collective BIG GAME, a well-connected threesome that succeeded in making waves well beyond Switzerland at an early stage. 

Rare occasion: 
What does it take to develop products for the global market, while the clients come from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds? 

With the aim to exchange with you and provide deeper insights, Augustin Scott de Martinville of BIG GAME will be sharing anecdotes from and about the development processes of some of their products, while applying and translating their own high standards and product narratives. 


Augustin Scott de Martinville, founding partner of the successful BIG GAME collective.

InnoDesignTech Expo, 1. – 3.12.2016

Innovative LED products and a OLED research as well as Product Design innovations – refer to listing

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

Inspiration Hall, Booth No. 3E-B09

1 – 2 December 2016

9.30 am – 7.00 pm

3 December 2016 

9.30 am – 6.30 pm

Connecting Space, 1. – 11.12.2016

Reduced selection of products/projects on display until 4.12.2016

Full selection of products/projects on display as of 5.12.2016

G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong

Nearest MTR stations: Fortress Hill, North Point

Opening - open to the public

30 November 2016

7.00 – 9.30 pm

Exhibition - admission free

1.00 – 11.00 December 2016

1.00 – 9.00 pm

For group booking of guided visits, please contact: 


Presentations and Talks:

GAME CHANGER – Pecha Kucha

5 December 2016, 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Connecting Space Hong Kong

The global society, demographics, the environment and the economy are in constant change just as are technologies, materials and our knowledge and experience. How do we reply to changing needs and problems by leaving common tracks? By no surprise this year’ topic of the Hong Kong design week is Game Changer as not only design as such, but as a way of thinking proves to be an innovating approach to holistic solutions that deploys not only change but also added-value. 

Join us for this Pecha Kucha – a series of short presentations – featuring Swiss and Hong Kong based designers, entrepreneurs and educators from different design fields. 


Xavier Aymon, Dr. Jan Eckert, Reto Schmid, Augustin Scott de Martinville, Mugi Yamamoto and many more.


Old Truman Brewery | Stand No. S32 | Hall S2 WORLD TOUR – DESIGN PREIS SCHWEIZ EDITION 2015/16
September 22 – 25, 2016


Anciens Ateliers Mayer & Soutter, Renens


September 29 – October 2, 2016

MassChallenge / UniverCité

Chemin du Closel 5, Renens


30 septembre 2016, 13h00 – env. 18h00


Dans les pays industrialisés, pour 64% des consommateurs, l’image véhiculée par les marques en matière de design est un facteur influençant leur comportement d’achat.


Aujourd’hui, le design est bien plus que la simple élaboration d’un produit. Il comporte un processus de réflexion interdisciplinaire, porteur d’innovation, qui lui confère une plus-value. Cette méthode intitulée «design thinking» et développée aux États-Unis rencontre de plus en

plus d’adeptes.


Le Prix Design Suisse en collaboration avec les Design Days Rado et Teo Jakob, vous invitent à en découvrir les principes et la manière de les mettre en pratique avec succès au cours d’un workshop dirigé par Isabelle Hauser, professeur en design industriel et design.


14. Oktober 2016


13:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Kornhausplatz 18
3011 Bern


Am prominent besetzten, halbtägigen Forum SDA 50 diskutieren wir über die Perspektiven des Designs und blicken in die Zukunft. Welche Chancen und Herausforderungen bieten Digitalisierung und Deindustrialisierung für das Schweizer Design? Welche neuen Berufsfelder entstehen? Welche Rolle spielt das Design als Innovations- und Wertschöpfungstreiber? Und welche Kompetenzen braucht es, um in einem sich rasant verändernden Umfeld bestehen zu können?

im Kornhauskeller  

20:00 23:00



Facts & Figures

Swissbau is one of Europe's biggest trade fairs for the construction industry and constitutes a central meeting point for Switzerland's construction industry every two years. During the five days of the fair, around 1,100 exhibitors meet up with more than 100,000 visitors in Basel. Visitors have the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview of the market and familiarise themselves with a large number of new products and services. The dialogue between exhibitors, associations, institutions and visitors promotes the exchange of knowledge and fosters networking. This similarly holds true of Swissbau Focus, with its 60 or so events dedicated to the following subjects: initial and further training, spatial development, the construction industry, the energy U-turn, architecture and planning, construction systems and materials, interior design, use and maintenance, and building services engineering.


All nominated and prize winning projects of
Design Prize Switzerland, Edition 2015/16 will be shown.

Exhibition venue

Design Prize Switzerland, Mühleweg 14
4900 Langenthal, SWITZERLAND

Opening hours

Friday to Sunday, 3.00 to 8.00 pm.
Guided tours every Saturday at 3.00 pm, groups and company events on request.


CHF 10.–, concessions CHF 6.–,
with catalog CHF 20.–/15.–.


blickfang Zurich – buying good design

Whether in Hamburg, London, Tokyo or New York, one can buy the same things the world over.  However, things are different when the blickfang design tradeshow is on. This curated design shopping event brings together new ideas and new designs, furniture, fashion and jewellery that no one has, but everyone would love to have. It is held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich from 20th to 22nd November: for style lovers, individualists and all those who love the extraordinary. Talk to the designers and you will find that your clothes acquire a personality and your furniture character. It means that you will be able to buy things that not only set off your home and wardrobe – but enhance your lifestyle, too.And those who do not want to wait until the tradeshow opens its doors can now shop around the clock at []

Further information, such as the programme, opening hours and entry fees, can be found here

«Design and energy efficiency are like siamese twins : togehter they may contribute substantially to the the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. We are looking forward to the collaboration with Design Prize Switzerland».

Walter Steinmann, Direktor Bundesamt für Energie BFE

8. – 11. September,
Halle 1.0, Stand D02.

In collaboration with Swis Energy, the nominees for the SUSTAINABLE IMPACT PRIZE : Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies x Design“will be presented at the leading Swiss fair for building technology and infrastructure. Meet the researchers of the OLED Design Lab, the inventors of the Ampoules LMP and R2D2 LED WHITE DIMMING + APP’s.