Swiss Design Awards 2019 winners announced
Congratulations: we are happy to announce the winners of this years’ Swiss Design Awards. Find out more about their excellent work in the jury reports.
Making Politics out
of Design and
Design out of Politics
Interview: The Western system of capitalist thought is so pervasive that we all forget why we are doing things and for whom. Design has really lots to do with politics — always and everywhere.
ISKANDER GUETTA in conversation with COMMON-INTEREST (Corinne Gisel & Nina Paim)
Swiss Grand Award
for Design 2019
Outstanding designers honored: The Federal Office of Culture has selected Rosmarie Baltensweiler, Connie Hüsser and Thomi Wolfensberger as the winners of this year’s Swiss Grand Award for Design.
Texts by ANNA NIEDERHÄUSER, CORINNE GISEL and MIRJAM FISCHER
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