Not just another chair:
the industrial paradigm
Essay: Within the nominees of this year’s Swiss Design Awards, several designers choose to step out of the industrial paradigm in order to make a more meaningful impact on the world.
Diversity and Inclusion:
The New Normal
Essay: Practitioners focusing on themes of gender, class, race and inclusion work in a transversal manner that anticipates new ways of working for designers, and new roles for the future of the design discipline.
Essay: Every designer is engaged, through their work, in developing a model of the world to come.
Essay: In the world of applied arts, collaboration abounds. The dynamics of cooperation are ever evolving, and they might be the only way forward if we want our work to be sustaining and sustainable.
Essay: In the age of the global village, nominees move across geographies. Whether these are physical or metaphorical, they locate and expand design practices.
Design is Dead!
Long live Design!
Essay: This year’s nominees for the Swiss Design Awards have a prescient understanding of the contemporary world, its dynamics and concerns, and show the myriad directions in which the field is progressing.
Text by VERA SACCHETTI
Photography by PHILIPPE JARRIGEON
Art Direction by EMMANUEL CRIVELLI