the wait is over, the results are in, and the swiss design awards 2018 winners have been announced. with 17 laureates this year, the competition recognizes and rewards highlight projects by swiss-born or based practitioners within the contemporary field of design. categories are separated into products and objects design, fashion and textile design, graphic design, photography, mediation, and scenography.

adrien rovero / atelier pfister
(main image: atelier simon husslein)
all images courtesy of the swiss design awards and the designers



with the swiss design awards 2018 winners presented with their prize, as well as a reward of 25,000 swiss francs each, on june 12 in basel, the ceremony takes place in the presence of the president of the swiss confederation alain berset. the winners include: christophe guberan, simon husslein, adrien rovero, and laurin schaub all in products and objects category; rafael kouto xénia lucia laffely, and mikael vilchez / forbidden denimeries, all in fashion and textile design; harry bloch, studio harris blondman, céline ducrot, marietta eugster, and dan solbach in graphic design; zoé aubry, senta simond, and jean-vincent simonet in photography; and YET magazine (nicolas polli and salvatore vitale), and HAMMER (sereina rothenberger and david schatz) in mediation.

laurin schaub



all the winning work will be on display in the swiss design awards 2018 exhibition, which runs alongside art basel and design miami/ basel. the showcase will also present the work of 33 participants out of 270 entries in the second round of the competition, as selected by the jury of the federal design commission and experts. this aims to not only showcase swiss design but also highlight the creativity to an international audience.

christophe guberan



jörg boner, president of the federal design commission: ‘anyone designing at a high level today has long since left the zone of comfort.‘ to find out more about the competition, the swiss design awards’ blog includes interviews and Q&A’s with all 50 finalists.


exhibition: june 12 – 17, hall 3 (gallery floor), messe basel

opening hours: daily 10am – 7pm. sunday to 6pm. free admission

program: monday, june 11 2018 opening: 7-10pm. tuesday, june 12 2018 award ceremony: 7-8pm

xénia lucie laffely
image credit charlotte krieger


mikael vilchez, forbidden denimeries
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rafael kouto
image credit diago mariotta mendez


julia born
image credit jason simon



dan solbach


marietta eugster


harry bloch, studio harris blondman
image credit lonneke van der palen


céline ducrot


jean-vincent simonet


zoé aubry


senta simond


YET magazine: nicolas polli, salvatore vitale


HAMMER: sereina rothenberger, david schatz

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