Sport and sustainability in the focus at Kontext annual conference.


Initiated by our partner Swiss Textiles, Kontext successfully encourages the multidisciplinary approach to stimulate future-oriented solutions in the creative and industrial sectors. Presentations will be held in English.


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Expo Beaulieu Lausanne

Hall 16, Booth S401


Kooperationen bringen Synergien: durch die Zusammenarbeit der Design Days mit der Messe Habitat-Jardin werden inhaltliche Verbindungen geschaffen und somit mehr Menschen erreicht, die sich für Gute Gestaltung interessieren. Die führende Design-Plattform der Westschweiz, legt den Fokus bewusst auf Schweizer Design.


Mit von der Partie ist der Design Preis Schweiz mit einer Selektion der Edition 2017/18. Schweizer Design verkörpert Innovationskraft, Können, Werte und Identität auf pointierte Weise. Diese Merkmale sind in allen Arbeiten und Disziplinen von Möbeln, Fashion, Kommunikation, Forschung über Konsum- und Investitionsgüter wiederzufinden. Jungtalente wie etablierte Marken überraschen, lassen begreifen und überzeugen mit einer Vielfalt an Ideen und konkreten Lösungen. Die Selektion richtet einen Fokus auf Arbeiten der französischen Schweiz, wie auch auf Themen, die sich mit der Überalterung der Gesellschaft auseinandersetzen.

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Conference: Intelligent Materials

Design Days – Beaulieu Lausanne
Convention Center, 8. März 2018


Innovative Technologien durch designgetriebene Forschung und Entwicklung: dadurch werden die sich rasch ändernden gesellschaftlichen Bedürfnisse beantwortet und nachhaltige Lösungen für künftige Generationen entwickelt.


Die Materialwissenschaft steht im Mittelpunkt vieler technischer Revolutionen und war schon immer einer der Haupttreiber der Designentwicklung. Seien Sie dabei, wenn vier Experten Einblicke in unterschiedliche Materialeigenschaften und deren Technologie geben.

Teilnahme gratis, Anmeldung obligatorisch:

designdays.ch/conferences


Schedule
Presentations in English


2:15 pm
«Revolution in Ceramic»
Alain Reymond,
Head of Design Laufen Bathrooms AG

2:35 pm
«Schoeller E-Soft-Shell - A material innovation
in heatable clothing»
Vera Gail,
Product Development Schoeller Textiles AG

2:55 pm
«Designing Materials»
Beat Karrer,
Founder and CEO of FluidSolids AG

3:15 pm
Christophe Guberan,
l’Ecal et MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:45 pm
15-minute question-and-answer session




Fair Basle – Hall 2.0,
Booth E1, G2, H1


Innovation and design are the winners: Design Prize Switzerland presents a selection of outstanding and revolutionary projects from the current edition 2017/18. In the selection you will find lighting solutions from leading companies, products from a wide variety of disciplines and interior design possibilities. Creative ideas as well as innovative solutions in the construction and residential sectors will be on show.


A special emphasis has been placed on the new ‘Design Leadership Prize: Ageing Society’ category, which offers new opportunities and solutions in response to the social need for action associated with demographic change.
Meet the experts and the movers and doers on site, and find out more about the quality of the projects which demonstrate the best Switzerland can do!

More information


World Crafts
Sonderausstellung @ Swissbau Basel

Raumwelten - Halle 2.0, Stand B4


Innovative Ideen oder geforderte Lösungen können Auslöser für Materialentwicklungen sein. Dabei ist eine gute Zusammenarbeit zwischen Designern und Handwerkern ausschlaggebend. An der Sonderausstellung von World Crafts werden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Design Preis Schweiz Beispiele solcher Prozesse präsentiert.


Presentations in German

Detailliertes Programm







Age Stiftung


Existing challenges and recommendations for action will be discussed with our competence partner ‘Age Stiftung’.


What is the correct definition of the much discussed term ‘demographic change’?
Because life expectancy has increased, the ratio of pensioners to wage earners has risen and continues to grow. 

How can we counter the lack of knowledge among experts, producers, users and society generally?
It is important that all the groups concerned should be aware of the changes associated with growing older. This would make it possible to examine products and services to determine whether or not they are suitable for senior citizens.
Some things remain constant – the personality for example, along with personal preferences and the need to be taken seriously as an individual person.
The body and the senses, on the other hand, undergo changes. The eyes and the ears become weaker, fine motor skills are diminished and the volume of muscle degrades more quickly. In addition, there are changes in the speed with which sensory input can be processed – older people are slower not just in their movements, but in their perceptions as well.
Often it is a sufficient basis for coming up with effective solutions if you just keep these changing needs consciously in mind.  

What kind of challenges does an ageing population present to the construction and housing sectors?
There is no such thing as ‘the elderly’ – which means that service providers and suppliers must consider carefully just which target group of senior citizens they aim to address, and what needs they are hoping to meet.  
Sometimes a well-situated barrier-free dwelling place is all that is required; but in some cases senior citizens need access to specific services. Older people take more time than younger ones to adapt to changes in their living circumstances.  
 
‘Universal design’ means creating product solutions and services for the greatest possible number of different users. What kind of influence is this theory likely to have on the future?  
Good products are not so likely to ‘handicap’ the people using them. When objects can be operated by people whose manual dexterity is impaired, they are less likely to need help from other people. For example, shower trays with a non-slip coating minimise the risk of a fall; pans with two handles are easier to lift; and telephones with a user-friendly control panel can be used for longer and by a bigger customer group.

More Information:
www.age-stiftung.ch


EnergieSchweiz


Our partnership with EnergieSchweiz aims to show the added value of the relationship between energy efficiency and design. 


What are the responsibilities and associated obligations of EnergieSchweiz?

As a programme established by the Swiss Federal Council, EnergieSchweiz promotes energy efficiency and renewable forms of energy. With this aim it raises Swiss people’s awareness of energy issues, subsidises innovative projects and supports the training and further training of specialists.

In close partnership with Design Prize Switzerland, EnergieSchweiz has instituted the SwissEnergy Lighting Prize. What are the aims of EnergieSchweiz in this connection?
The partnership with Design Prize Switzerland is aimed at motivating designers, developers and manufacturers to develop energy-efficient solutions. These solutions are presented to the wider public with a view to demonstrating that highly efficient lighting solutions can show outstanding light quality and superlative design.

And what does energy efficiency have to do with design?
Good design is not just restricted to an elegant appearance. Rather it stands for exceptionally effective technical solutions which can be realised in convincing products. Such a product is one that can be used by a wide target group, is convincing in practical use and (last but not least) is economically attractive and environmentally friendly. Energy efficiency combines the last two points – as a matter of principle, only so much energy is used as is needed for the desired operation. This cuts costs and relieves the burden on the environment.

Has any progress been made towards the more efficient use of energy in recent years? 
In recent years energy efficiency has come to be increasingly viewed as an opportunity – one with great economic potential for commerce and industry in Switzerland. No longer is someone speaking of energy efficiency today just a voice crying in the wilderness – this approach long since became part of mainstream thinking. Only using as much energy and money as required is just dictated by solid common sense.  

What, in the context of Swissbau Focus events, is being put across under the motto of ‘collaboration’?
In the construction industry of the future, digital construction means that collaboration will be an increasingly important aspect. Swissbau Focus events not only highlight possible technical solutions for digital construction – they also raise awareness of the imperative cultural shift in the direction of closer collaboration and cooperation. This is a challenge, but at the same time it offers opportunities, not least with regard to energy efficiency.

More Information:
www.energieschweiz.ch





Programme
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.

Exhibition


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


Venue

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 www.designpreis.ch.

Catalog order:

e-mail

Showroom


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

Location





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:




(R)EVOLUTIONAL EDUCATION

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.



Speakers


Chair:

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:




FUNctionalism

– 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. 


Speaker


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: 

e-mail

www.connectingspaces.ch

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. 



Speakers


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

WORLD TOUR – DESIGN PREIS SCHWEIZ, EDITION 2015/16

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.


Freitag,

14. Oktober 2016


Forum

13:00 – 18:00 Uhr


Kornhausforum
Kornhausplatz 18
3011 Bern



Anmeldung

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?

SDA-Jubiläumsdinner
im Kornhauskeller  

20:00 23:00



Anmeldung

 
 

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.


Admission

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




ABOUT BLICKFANG



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 [www.blickfang-onlineshop.com.]

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


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


www.ineltec.ch

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.