Design Prize Switzerland

Edition 2013/14

Showcase at Dwell on Design

June 20 – 22, 2014

LA Convention Center, Booth 601

The biennial Design Prize Switzerland competition underlines the uniqueness of Swiss design, and prizes are awarded for outstanding work in a number of areas. For its return to Dwell on Design, a bespoke, multidisciplinary selection of Edition 2013/14 features some of the very best Swiss design in the fields of furniture, product design, interior, textile, fashion and communications – some of the novel solutions in the collection have their first appearance in the North American market.

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Friday, June 20,

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Design Prize Switzerland Booth 601: Opening Reception

Several winning and nominated designers will also befeatured in the following conference programs:

Friday, June 20,

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, Kohler Stage:

Panel Discussion: That’s Swiss Design

Exploring Swiss Design Identity. Is there such a thing asa national identity in design and, if so, why does it matterand how is it expressed in sustainable offerings?

— Michel Hueter, Curator, Design Prize Switzerland

— Beat Karrer, Designer and Founder, Fluid Solids®

— Lukas Scherrer, Nominator Design Prize Switzerland,  

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— Sophie Lamparter, Head of Public Programs,

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Saturday, June 21,

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Stage C:

Designers on Stage: Environmental Innovation

Good design must improve our lives. Beyond that, by the mere fact that it steers or has influence on the valuecreation chain, design also has an increasing responsibilityto reply to urgent matters of social, economic andenvironmental concern.

— Michel Charlot, Furniture & Product Designer

— Beat Karrer, Designer and Founder, Fluid Solids®

— Rolf Senti, Co-developer and Owner, Swiss Eco Tap®

Sunday, June 22,

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Stage C:

Designers on Stage: Technological Innovation

Innovation has manifold facets ranging from redesign tomaterials to manufacturing. Does innovation materializein a development process and pair with design, or is thedesign process the source of innovation?

— Ahrens Ranae, MD Création Baumann

— Beat Karrer, Fluids Solids

— Lukas Scherrer, Nominator Design Prize Switzerland,

     Shibuleru & Mimijumi