The partners of TRESOR contemporary craft are well-known brands that are committed to the principle of sustainability and share our values of quality, social responsibility, and respect for tradition. TRESOR contemporary craft and its partners share an interest in contemporary craftsmanship in the form of quality collectibles, the preservation of traditional arts and crafts, and the promotion and support of innovative makers | artists. We understand partnership as a joint undertaking and draft our partnership agreements accordingly – naturally in consultation with our partners. We also offer attractive promotional opportunities in return. If you are interested in TRESOR contemporary craft and would like further information, please contact us.

Art is particularly important to Helvetia Insurance. It is part of the company’s culture to invite all employees and customers to become acquainted with diverse forms of contemporary artistic expression. This commitment to art at Helvetia allows the company to offer Art Insurance Artas. In addition to long-standing commitments such as the Art Prize, its own art collection and art sponsorship, Helvetia is delighted to partner the inaugural TRESOR contemporary craft fair. High-quality craftsmanship and contemporary applied arts are considered an extension of Helvetia’s commitment to the broader market of contemporary fine art.

As a family owned Swiss specialist in seating solutions, Girsberger has been developing and producing its own collections since 1889. Today the company is well-known for innovative and high-quality hand-crafted furniture solutions and for their particular expertise in solid wood as well as intelligent functionality and durability. In addition to their own range, Girsberger creates customised seating and table concepts based on individual ideas or the designs of architects and planners.

Keller Holding is an independent family business, which has been rooted in the construction industry for several generations. In fact, the company Keller AG Ziegeleien has now been producing bricks at its two brickworks for five generations. The company still makes a wide range of clinker bricks and facing blocks at one of these brickworks and is the only Swiss company left in this production sector. It has a wealth of experience in facing block and brick façades. Its façade concept meets the toughest quality requirements, and thanks to its extensive range, Keller Holding also gives architects and planners the creative freedom they need to take your ideas and turn them into reality.


VOXELWORLD (Germany) stands for digital-craft-art. Curated work from artists from Europe, Israel and the USA whose breaking-edge-stories find their way to become real through new media, digital sculpting and latest technologies. The objects close the gap between tradition and the future and are presented in museums like ZKM or MoMa.

Enjoy beautiful moments on the Rhine! The 3-star Superior historic hotel enjoys an idyllic location on the banks of the Rhine in the heart of Kleinbasel. The 60 rooms are carefully renovated and furnished with contemporary design. In the spectacular restaurant, you can dine with a breathtaking view of the Rhine, and in fine weather on the sun terrace right on the promenade.

Urban, unique and inspiring. This is the young 4-star Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel with an eatery and bar at the centre of Basel. It’s here where locals and guests from around the world find their temporary home.  The hotel impresses with its modern architecture in harmony with easy-living atmosphere: from the gym with sauna, to the Business Room, right up to the Penthouse Suite.

World Crafts is an international platform that strengthens and promotes traditional and innovative craft worldwide to preserve knowledge and culture for the future. World Crafts was founded in January 2016 by Swiss interior architect Philipp Kuntze and organises various events such as World Crafts Talk and World Crafts Excursion. It is a nonprofit organisation.

The journal for arts, crafts and design as well as their high-quality internet platform explain and communicate this culture in a contemporary and innovative way. With an open mind and without prejudice, they look for artistic quality and exquisite craftsmanship that embody inspiration, beauty and meaningful depth.

As part of the most important cultural centres in the Basel area, Bider & Tanner hosts a bookshop, an advance ticket sale outlet and a music business under one roof. Its services complement each other uniquely, and provide enormous variety for literature lovers, music fans and theatre-goers. Bider & Tanner is also known for its large selection of foreign-language literature.

Together we are initiating a public competition and find innovative business ideas in the field of contemporary craft. Startup Academy helps young entrepreneurs realize their dream of becoming self-employed. Startup founders are connected with mentors and experts. They receive inputs and network opportunities in workshops and events as well as a platform to present themselves and their business ideas to a broad public.


Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt is the biggest employer organisation of the Basel area and rich in tradition. Connecting business with politics, being expert in professional education and offering a wide range of services to small and medium-sized enterprises makes them a valuable network partner.

The association formforum addresses artisans in all fields of applied arts: glass, wood, ceramic, metal, furniture, product design, paper, jewellery, textile, fashion & accessories etc. formforum acts as the correspondence office for the magazine ART AUREA in Switzerland and is a member of World Crafts Council (WCC). formforum and TRESOR contemporary craft are network partners.

swissceramics – the swiss ceramics association – is a national union of all ceramic orientations from craft to design to art. The association is contact and partner for the professional education of ceramists in close cooperation with business and schools. swissceramics and TRESOR contemporary craft are network partners.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated by Royal Charter, the Crafts Council is Britain’s national agency for contemporary craft. Through exhibitions, publications, education programmes, and curating the national Collection, we champion the UK’s foremost makers and present contemporary craft in new ways, challenging perceptions of what craft is and can be. The Crafts Council is a charity.  Its work is made possible by the support of trusts and foundations, individual patrons, and corporate sponsors, and through public funding by Arts Council England.

ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne
Enjoying international renown and featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design, ECAL is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos. The school currently offers six Bachelor programmes (Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography), five Master programmes (Fine Arts, Film, Photography, Product Design, Type Design) and two Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship and in Design Research for Digital Innovation (with EPFL+ECAL Lab). ECAL also offers a one-year Foundation Course to prepare students for entrance to the different Bachelor’s programmes.

The International Film Festival for Fine Crafts – FIFMA is an invitation to discover fine craft professions from around the world, through image and cinema. The 10th edition of the biennale festival created in 1998 by Ateliers d’Art de France in Montpellier chose to settle in 2016, in partnership with the agglomeration community Est Ensemble (“East Together”), in Montreuil and Pantin. Through a large selection of documentaries, dramas and experimental films, accompanied by encounters, exhibitions and other events which invite exchanging and sharing, the FIFMA reveals the secrets of a unique creative universe.
The FIFMA returns March 8-11, 2018 at the Méliès cinema in Montreuil and, for the FIFMA for Schools – a dedicated parcours for primary, secondary and high schools of Seine-Saint-Denis – at the Méliès, the Ciné 104 in Pantin and the Cin’Hoche in Bagnolet.
Between each edition, the FIFMA also proposes, in connection with several partners, screenings of films from the festival previous editions, in France and abroad.

Musée Ariana – Swiss museum for ceramics and glass
Devoted to European, Middle- and Far-Eastern ceramics and European glass, with a collection of over 27,000 pieces covering an extensive period from medieval times to the present day, the Musée Ariana is the only such institution in Switzerland – and one of the most important of its kind in the world. Ariana has a clear aim to develop its links with the contemporary artistic stage through regular temporary exhibitions.
Visitors are welcome to visit us and participate in our numerous activities.

Based in Bucharest and having reached it’s 8th year of existence, AUTOR International Contemporary Jewelry Fair is the largest event dedicated to contemporary jewelry in South Eastern Europe. On account of its popularity, it is steadily expanding from year to year.
AUTOR is also an international platform meant to introduce talented designers to the buying public, the fashion and art crowd and all contemporary jewelry aficionados and collectors.
AUTOR Magazine is an annual publication which focuses on contemporary jewelry and on the way we choose to decorate our bodies.

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, non-profit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work. The Foundation focuses on Europe as a starting point for its activities, in recognition that craftsmanship has been a vital part of the economic and cultural fabric of the region for centuries, providing both a rich heritage and a competitive advantage in a global world.

Media Partners

When the first issue of the magazine BLAU appeared in May 2015, it was clear from the start that it was to be the art magazine with the widest circulation published in any German speaking country. The goal, however, is to also make it the most relevant. BLAU is published as a supplement to the German newspaper Die WELT with an overall circulation of 200,000 copies. In each and every issue, readers are virtually taken to the studios of the most important artists of our time. Through in-depth interviews they are able to get to know the iconic figures of contemporary art, but also those important collectors and makers and shakers that move the art world behind the scenes. The editors look out for the relevance in the art of the past and give due space to classics that are timeless. Old masters are reintroduced and forgotten talents are finally rediscovered.

MADAME – is the fashion and luxury magazine of the German liberal elite. A magazine for cultured women, who, irrespective of their age, attach great importance to class, quality and intelligent entertainment.

Monopol sets the standards for the German and international art scene: every month, the magazine draws attention with its witty presentation
of the topics that are moving the creative and lifestyle elite and delighting its readers with a lavish design and award-winning imagery. Like a seismograph of contemporary art, Monopol spots new trends and protagonists and gives them a stage on which to perform. This makes Monopol the leading medium for those who love and work with contemporary art. Moreover, Monopol reaches out to people who like to visit museums and exhibitions, without describing themselves as experts. Just as today’s art world permeates many other genres such as design,
architecture and fashion, Monopol shows how they are all interconnected, opening up the inspiring world of aesthetics for the reader.

NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture is a bilingual (German/English) art magazine focusing on glass in contemporary art and architecture worldwide. The magazine provides portraits of artists and their projects in the of architecture and informs about museum-exhibitions, competitions and prizes.
It is published quarterly and has a worldwide circulation: February, May, August, and November.

NEW: NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture is also available as e-paper.

The TRESOR Catalogue 2017 will be published by ART AUREA in their autumn edition 2017. The journal for arts, crafts and design as well as their high-quality internet platform explain and communicate this culture in a contemporary and innovative way. With an open mind and without prejudice, they look for artistic quality and exquisite craftsmanship that embody inspiration, beauty and meaningful depth.