Swiss design Furniture Design: Energy-conscious desk lamp (Lukas Niederberger, Michael Niederberger) Every two years a jury of international design experts awards the Design Preis Schweiz. The competition is open to Swiss designers who are working either at home or abroad, as well as foreign designers working in Switzerland. A total of 300 projects were submitted in 2007 and 38 projects were recommended to the jury. The awards ceremony took place on November 2 in Solothurn. Furniture Design: "tototo" stackable plastic chair (Hannes Wettstein, Matthias Weber) Textile Design: Striped carpet collection (Ruckstuhl AG: Christian Anderegg, Jutta Bernhard,Karsten Fey, Sabine Richli) Production Design: Ribcap - fashionable textile hat with inner head protection (Lisa Besset, Thomas Wüthrich) Textile Design: Multicoloured, patterned, reversible designs (Tina Grässli/xess+baba) Fashion Design: men's collection based on sailing and distance (winner of the Newcomer prize) (Beth Kottonau) Interior Design: The redesigned choir of the Reform Church in Neumünster, Zürich (Frédéric Dedelley, Hubacher + Peier Architekten) Interior Design: The "Werd" glass shell restaurant and bar in Zürich (burkhalter sumi architekten) Product Design: The "torlo" sculptural table set (Simone Stocker) Communication design: Archaeology of the future (Matthias Michel, Stijn Ossevoort, Jonas Voegeli, Jamie Ward) Product Design: proMachine SLC 01 - the first bicycle with a frame made entirely out of carbon nanotechnologies (Nose AG Design Intelligence, Futec AG Engineering, Rolf Singenberger, ChristianHarbeke, Christian Benz,Basil von Meiss, Marc Wehrli,Reto Gasser, Ruedi Meiler) Production Design: Tender 08 - Ultra-modern motor boat (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Institut für Kunststofftechnik, Stefan Christ, Prof. Clemens Dransfeld, Sonja Oswald) Communication Design: posters and invitations for the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, winner of the Marketing prize (Martin Woodtli) Winner of the Research prize: Tangent - a multi-touch surface on which new and intuitive interaction techniques can be developed and tested (Christian Iten, Daniel Lüthi, Emanuel Zgraggen) Projects nominated for the Design Preis Schweiz awards. This content was published on November 2, 2007 November 2, 2007 minutes More More Why Switzerland needs workers from abroad Switzerland is an attractive place to work and the country needs specialists. But work permits can be hard to come by. Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Podcast Inside Geneva: aid without women in Afganistan The Taliban have banned women from working for aid agencies. This week on the Inside Geneva podcast, host Imogen Foulkes asks: what will this mean? Share this story
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