Swiss Design Prize bestows outstanding textile and fashion designers
On October 30, 2015 the Swiss Design Prize was bestowed. Four awards went to products and innovations of textiles and fashion. The “Swiss Textiles Award for Young Fashion and Textile Entrepreneurs” was bestowed to the start-up “huber egloff”
The international jury bestowed a total of 12 awards to Swiss enterprises, teams and individuals. The engagement of Swiss Textiles was explained by Peter Flückiger at the official ceremony: “Swiss enterprises will further contribute worldwide to the excellent reputation of the sectors with their products. Young enterprises with the courage to start-up their own business and disposing of high designer capacities and the will to innovate, are honoured with the award to sustain their further development.”
In the category Textiles the line “Metal Base” of Création Baumann was bestowed. The collection “Adobe Indigo” by Julia Heier received the prize in the category fashion and the interdisciplinary research project DAFAT by University of Lucerne department of Design and Art, in collaboration with HSR University of Rapperswi and the BHF University of Berne, Saurer Embroidery AG, Jakob Schlaepfer, Kuny AG, Huntsman Advance Materials and Bezema AG.
Swiss Textiles wholeheartedly congratulates all prize winners. The bestowed projects reflect the high innovation power and design competence of Swiss textile and clothing industries. The sector is focusing today mainly on niche markets and is offering specialities. This is true for the fashion sector, with high quality embroidery or fabrics for the Haute Couture, and with home textiles. All satisfy the highest requirements in view to functionality and aesthetics, or in the sector of Technical Textiles where high-tech products are on demand for various applications. Design forms a predominant aspect for these products. It is not only form and colour. Design means a holistic product development process taking into account the customer’s requirement and entails also experts, this in order to create a sustainable added value and innovation on all levels of use, and materialisation, from production to brand experience.