swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel

17 winners have been announced for the swiss design awards 2021

 

from recycled scrapped laced fashion designs to algorithmic floor tiles and vivid expressional graphics to superimposed photography, 17 winners have been announced for the swiss design awards 2021. the competition prompts and promotes swiss ingenuity, with only either swiss-born designers or designers located in the country able to enter. an array of creative categories are represented, showcasing the latest of innovations in many disciplines including photography, graphic design, fashion and textile design, product and industrial design, scenography, and even mediation.

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
rooting by AATB: andrea anner and thibault brevet

(top image: ‘self identities’, les urbaines 2017 – 2019 by eurostandard: ali-eddine abdelkhalek, pierrick brégeon and clément rouzaud)

 

 

like each of its annual editions, the swiss design awards 2021 is a competition that catalyzes creativity in the alpine nation. however, the outlook and reach of the work is always far more international. due to the pandemic, the awards were steeped in even more importance of connecting creatives, sharing ideas and designing for global concerns. exciting projects were born from the crisis. after all, creatives naturally find solutions and question established paradigms.

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
the dresses under my bed by mariel manuel

 

 

from 247 entries, the jury of esteemed professionals in the creative industries narrowed submissions to 48 spectacular works across the six different disciplines. judges then scrutinized the final work paying special attention to quality, impact, contemporary relevance and innovativeness. laureates include AATB’s algorithm-designed outdoor flooring, mariel manuel’s fashion fashioned from recycled swiss lace, the reinterpretation of historically independent comic publisher edition moderne, quentin lacombe’s superimposed photography of metropolis during COVID lockdowns, and eurostandard’s all-but-standard graphic design using unconventional and experimental digital tools. each winner received prize money of 25,000 swiss francs.

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
edition moderne: julia marti and claudio barandun

 

 

swiss design awards 2021 exhibits winners at art basel

 

the work of the 48 finalists are on show at a dedicated multi-disciplinary exhibition in basel, switzerland from september 20-26, coinciding with art basel 2021. visitors can find the ideas as well as 17 winning designs up close, speak with the creatives, network and more. a book mimics an encyclopaedia for the swiss design award 2021, acting as a miniature of the exhibition for visitors to take home with them.

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
CRUCIBLE OF TIME by quentin lacombe

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
UNTITLED by marc asekhame

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the dafi kühne printing show™ by dafi kühne

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
ottlinger AW21 by ottolinger: christa erika bösch and cosima gadient

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
grafix – grafikutensilien by tonia wynona betsche

swiss design awards 2021 crowns winners in exhibition during art basel
werkschau arbeiten 2019 – 2021 by luca schenardi

 

 

competition info:

 

platform: swiss design awards

year: 2021

exhibition: 21–26 september 2021, hall 3 (first floor), messe basel

opening hours: daily 10am – 8pm. tuesday to 7pm and sunday to 6pm. free admission

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photonic by weichi he
photonic by weichi he
untitled, picture frame by alexandra gerber studio
untitled, picture frame by alexandra gerber studio
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LOOD 001–018 by hannes gloor
elle était texte par l'intelligence du regard by virginie jemmely
elle était texte par l'intelligence du regard by virginie jemmely
illustrations 2018-2020 by olga prader
illustrations 2018-2020 by olga prader
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hoselupf by sabina bösch
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content management systems by jonathan hares

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