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Could miracles be a design project? The Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne has initiated a project centred on Switzerland’s natural springs and their extraordinary properties. Led by Colombian designer Felipe Ribon, the project explores the stories, rituals and customs associated with the miraculous spring waters and their connections to redemption, healing, purification, leisure, and fertility. By emphasising the link between natural elements, faith, and joy, the project proposes objects designed to enhance and facilitate contemporary rituals and the uses of these waters. Offering magical experiences within the House of Switzerland, it provides a unique retreat for visitors, reconnecting them with the irrational yet effective joy and hope felt in its presence. In a time when eco-anxiety can feel overwhelming, the project also highlights the solace and harmony found in connecting with water.

 

Credits 


Director:

  • Marco Costantini 


Curator:

  • Scott Longfellow


Designer:

  • Felipe Ribon
     

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the House of Switzerland Milano 2024!

See you next year at the Milano Design Week! Save the date: 7.–13. April 2025

What’s all about?

At the 2025 Milano Design Week, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Presence Switzerland will once again showcase the wealth of Swiss-related talents from the world of contemporary design.Under the theme of “Collaboration” and how it nurtures design, the collective exhibition will bring together emerging designers, studios, universities, brands, and galleries.

While giving a physical platform to the Swiss design industry, the initiative seeks to give visibility and connect its players with the international design industry.

Do you want to join the 2025 edition?

The Open Call for projects will open at the end of Summer. Just as the previous years, the selection will be curated by an external jury.


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Location
Casa degli Artisti
Corso Garibaldi 89/A
Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga
20121, Milano, IT

Opening hours
10am – 8pm

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