Excellent Swiss Design Past

September 10–November 22, 2014

Excellent Swiss Design features selections from the Design Prize Switzerland, a biennial award that for twelve years has recognized advancements in the areas of communication, fashion, furniture, interior, product, and textile design. This exhibition showcases innovative projects, from laser-engraved textiles to a faucet that reduces water consumption by 90% to a running shoe that reimagines impact through a hollow-core sole. Celebrating ingenuity and sustainability, this exhibition pioneers a new vision for contemporary design.

Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery
Free and open to the public. Always.

This exhibition was held in collaboration with Swissnex Boston and traveled from Dwell on Design LA, America's largest design event curated by editors of Dwell Magazine. The presentation at the MassArt Art Museum was coordinated by Chloé Zaug. Exhibition design and installation overseen by Rob Gainfort. 

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