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Out of the Woodworks

Seeking to restore the balance between people and planet, the ‘Out of the Woodworks’ open call by NOV Gallery challenges designers and makers to demonstrate a new appreciation for the value and role of timber in today’s material world. While wood is placed as a sustainable material option, when sourced from responsibly managed forests, this project invites us to look at its reuse by using an existing wooden object as the starting point. In reimagining the objects, and reinventing their aesthetic or function, it blends craft and high tech with each project underpinned by a circular mindset. And, in exploring more meaningful methods of creation, joy is experienced in the knowing that it contributes to a positive, and more sustainable, future.  


Participating designers:

  • Elsa Audoin & Robin Delerce
  • Renaud Defrancesco
  • Georg Foster & Leonard Kraettli
  • Amandine Gini & Victor Moynier
  • Gabriel Hafner & Alex Nguyen
  • Valentin Dubois
  • Scheidegger Pauli
  • Noelani Rutz and Aleksandra Maria Szwec
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First floor

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

Opening hours
10am – 8pm


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