About the year 2015

About the year 2015

'Swiss Design Awards' exhibition

Swiss Design Awards 2015 in Basel

The Swiss Design Awards 2015 exhibition presents the 53 works by designers who reached the second round of the Swiss Design Competition. It is an ideal opportunity to find out more about contemporary design and features works by young and established designers from a number of areas: products and objects, fashion and textile design, graphic design, photography, scenography and intermediation. Some of the works are commissions while others are the designer’s own projects. Together, they provide an insight into the current activities of the Swiss design industry.

The exhibition itself has been designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen, who developed the overall concept jointly with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).


Organised annually by the FOC since 1918, Switzerland’s leading national design competition aims to create platforms that help the competition winners advance their careers and present their work to a wider audience.

Of the 272 dossiers submitted, the FOC singled out 18 positions from the fields of graphic design (6), fashion design (3), photography (4), products and objects (3), scenography (1), and intermediation (1). Winners can choose between prize money of CHF 25,000, a six-month internship or free studio residences in New York.


Patrick Reymond
architect, designer, Atelier Oï, La Neuveville

Laurent Benner
visual designer, London and Zurich

Lionel Bovier
Editor, JRP/Ringier Kunstverlag, Paris and Zurich

Christoph Hefti
Textildesigner, Brussels

Renate Menzi
Design collection curator, Museum of Design Zurich
Heidi Wegener
Organisation consultant, Meilen

Radim Peško
Graphic designer, London

Catherine Ince
Curator Barbican Art Gallery, London

Walter Pfeiffer
Photographer, Zurich