The winner is:

The artist collective Thomas Anton Rauch and Alexander Ess from Voralberg, Austria. Congratulations!

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During the SWISSARTEXPO, one of the latest gondolas from the Swiss cable car manufacturer BARTHOLET will be on display. This gondola will be designed/decorated by an artist in advance! After the SWISSARTEXPO, the gondola will be brought back to the mountain. In December 2019, a new BARTHOLET gondola lift will be opened at the FLUMSERBERG excursion mountain, where this designed gondola will be put into operation! The gondola will be in operation the whole summer and winter and will be admired by many visitors during a unique ride experience! You have the unique opportunity to fully contribute your art to this project.


In this ARTBOX.TALENT tender you can submit a concept for the design/decoration of the gondola.  The big publicity around this project will definitely take your art one step further. There will be one main winner.


What will the winner receive?

  • The winner may design/decorate the Bartholet Gondola, which will be exhibited during 5 days at the SWISSARTEXPO and will later make its rounds at the Flumserberg excursion mountain both in summer and winter.

  • The winner travels to Switzerland to design the gondola. The trip, stay and meals in Switzerland are paid for while the gondola is being designed.

  • The winner will receive an exclusive marketing package on all ARTBOX channels.

  • The materials used to design the gondola are paid for.


Basically you are completely free in the design of the gondola and can let your creativity run free. No special theme is given. Nevertheless we ask you to consider the following requirements to the concept:

  • For safety reasons, the gondola must not be changed technically, because it will be put back into operation later!

  • The weight of the gondola must not be massively increased (e.g. by attaching heavy metal parts).

  • The materials used must be weatherproof, because the gondola will later travel in the mountains in all weathers.

  • Only finished and comprehensive concepts will be accepted for this tender, which will be submitted as PDF! Your description and sketches must be clearly understandable for the selection committee!


Further important information:

  • The winner will be announced on 3rd April 2019.

  • The gondola will be designed between 1st June - 30th June 2019, please only submit a concept if you are able to travel to Switzerland during this time.

  • During the SWISSARTEXPO it is not a condition that you are present, but a visit from the winner would still be very welcome!

  • The project will be marketed in a media-effective way, which also includes a detailed presentation of the artist.

  • It is possible to submit a concept as an artist collective.

  • The artist does not receive any further remuneration apart from the listed services!


If you have any questions regarding this announcement, simply contact us by email, you can reach us at the following address: Or call us between 10-18h (CEST) on the following telephone number:

+41 79 788 02 02.



  • Registration deadline 15th March 2019

  • Announcement of the winner 3rd April 2019

  • Implementation of gondola design: June 2019

  • SWISSARTEXPO 15th August - 19th August 2019

  • Commissioning of the Gondola December 2019