Switzerland took part in the Milan Design Week with exhibitions and talks curated by universities, schools, brands and designers
At Milan Design Week 2019, Istituto Svizzero (Swiss Institute) presented the exhibition “It’s All About Space“, by Inès Lamunière of the dl-a/designlab-architecture studio in Geneva, and held a seminar on the project “Plateforme 10”, the new arts district that will be completed by 2021 in the centre of Lausanne.
For the second time in a row, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia offered young Swiss designers the opportunity to present their talents at Palazzo Litta as part of the exhibition “The Litta Variations“. “Design Switzerland” featured a number of projects focusing on sustainable materials and functions.
The Swiss Business Hub Italia managed the second edition of the Swiss Design District project, which presented, at the San Fedele Gallery, a selection of brands making furniture and other products.
Svizzera Turismo presented the cities and Swiss design with an interactive exhibition at the “Robertaebasta” space in the heart of Brera; for the occasion, on April 12, Riccardo Blumer, Director of the Academy of Architecture at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio, presented contemporary Swiss architecture and design.
USM, a historic Swiss company specializing in modular furniture, presented new concepts for the workspace at the Salone del Mobile 2019. The project, in collaboration with the Dutch studio UNStudio, invited visitors to think about the co-working scenarios that can be experienced in bars, hotel lobbies, libraries and museums, where people who don’t know each other work side by side.
To make it easier to visit the countless events of the Milan Design Week, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan presented, for the third consecutive year, the Swiss Design Map Milano, sponsored by the City of Milan and this year also by the Milan Triennale, which offered a complete overview of the Swiss presence, both at the Fairgrounds and in the city. [Text Arianna Callocchia]