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swiss business lounge tape it, claudia caviezel, interior

AIRPORT Zürich / business lounge

Starting with the BLINDES idea, I already used in my textile design diploma 2002 tape it; I developed a series of patterns for room dividers and walls in the Business class Lounge of Swissport International Ltd. at Airport Zurich in the New Terminal Dock Midfield. 

I worked with the same technique: 3 cm wide stripes of foil layered differently to compose a variation of patters. The complex picture is put together with four to five layers of patterns combined in different angles and densities. Stuck on the backside of a glass window, and illuminated with LED panels. The layered material creates new shapes and gives the pattern a depth.

It was collaboration with the Architect Daniela Saxer
Setup with Simone Häcki

Check out the PANORAMA LOUNGE online! CLICK

The Business lounge awarded and named as "Regional Winner of Europe"OUT OF MORE THAN 600 Lounges!!!!


A video of the setup and production of the BRANDING_WALL:



The BRANDING-WALL, 5 Layers (150 x 380 cm) with Logo of the customer.



The INTERNET TABLE, 4 Layers (180 x 220 cm) directly stuck on the glass, and illuminated with daylight, so the pattern changes its aspects, according to the light situation.



The 4 ROOM DIVIDERS, each 4 Layers (150 x 280 cm)


A snapshot of the Panorama Lounge, ... . The illuminated patterns are hard to catch on a photo, ...

The branding wall at the entrance above, and one of the 4 room dividers on the photo beneath



waiting for my prints at a copyshop in Madrid:

waiting for my prints from claudia Caviezel on Vimeo.




In October 2010 I will start giving lectures and workshops

at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts >>HSLU
in the department TEXTILE DESIGN,
where I graduated 8 years ago.

I am very much looking forward to that!


WOHNREVUE 7 / 2010

Sequins on shrink-embroidery with pearls and leather flowers
Designed for Jakob Schlaepfer

Here the Link to the article of Claudia Hoff about the DMY


In the magazine WOHNREVUE now:

Sequins on shrink-embroidery with pearls and leather flowers
Designed for Jakob Schlaepfer

Here the Link to the article of Claudia Hoff about the DMY


SUMMER VACATION! in our garden

(mähen) from claudia Caviezel on Vimeo




WGSN trend forecast textile design pattern digital print jakob schlaepfer claudia caviezel floral flowers

posted my floral digital prints in their INTERIOR TREND ANALYSIS!! The Prints that I designed for Jakob Schlaepfer. 

Next to Matthew Williamson, Erdem, Alexander McQueen... take a glimpse:

and I just found out, that the COLLEZIONI Interiors Magazin CLOSE UP had my prints I did for Jakob Schlaepfer in their number 1, too!


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The Business lounge at the Zürich Airport in Dock Midfield I have contributed the patterns for the branding wall and room dividers, has been awarded and named as "Regional Winner of Europe"! OUT OF MORE THAN 600 Lounges!!
It was a collaboration with Daniela Saxer from RAUM B.

check out the PANORAMA LOUNGE online


faces of design claudia caviezel textile design digital print embroidery award 2010 inkjet

caviezel.cc one of the top three canditates


swiss federal design grant design textile claudia caviezel prints floral flower bak 2010


For the third time (2003/2007) I won this award and am very HAPPY!

There will be an exhibition of all the winners of the different design disciplines at the end of this year in the MUSEUM für GESTALTUNG in Zürich.

The evaluated floral textile collection together with a research project in productdesign will be presented.



Claudia Caviezel, textile design, swiss business lounge airport zürich

SWISS November 2009

Starting with the BLINDES idea, I already used in my textile design diploma 2002 tape it; I developed a series of patterns for room dividers and walls in the Business class Lounge of Swissport International Ltd. at Airport Zurich in the New Terminal Dock Midfield. 

It was collaboration with the Architect Daniela Saxer
Setup with Simone Häcki


A video of the setup and production of the BRANDING_WALL:

BLINDES from claudia Caviezel on Vimeo.

BLINDES from claudia Caviezel on Vimeo.




Claudia Caviezel faces of design report design claudia Caviezel

I am happy to announce that a big report about my work is just published on

>>please click above to read the complete article.

 >>>>by Anna Rojahn:

I met Claudia during one of the summer workshops at the Domaine de Boisbuchet. A Master's student at the IED in Madrid, Claudia was taking part in a photo workshop run by Gala Fernandez and her team – the workshop title was 'Back to Basics', and it evolved around building pinhole cameras and taking pictures in this simplest of photographic techniques, however varying the scale of the camera up to a box of 2 by 2 meters.

Chatting over coffee one day, I discovered Claudia's background and decided to feature her here on Faces of Design. Claudia's background involves an unusual job profile in combination with a lot of aspects that we value highly here at Faces of Design: she's got an international, interdisciplinary mindset, as well as great curiosity and drive.

Claudia finished school after having spent a year at a Californian high school, and went on to study textile design at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. During her studies, Claudia joined Li Edelkoort's studio for a three-month internship at the magazine IN VIEW, and she finished the course creating a new technique using textile tapes to create seamless and reversible fashion.



 She then went on to work as a freelancer for a year, taking part in a number of design competitions, doing some graphic design work, a little set design, and designing the first collection of maternity bras for a Swiss manufacturer. During this year, she also spent three months living as an artist-in-residence in New York, using this time mostly for research and collecting a variety of different materials.

„Designing that bra collection was interesting for me because it meant a cross-over between fashion and product design, asking for a high degree of functionality.“

Then came a turn in Claudia's career: she joined the company Jakob Schlaepfer, a small but well-established Swiss textile manufacturer. The official title of her position being 'Product Designer for Textile Design' she spent the next five years creating the dessins that in many cases end up on the runways at London or Paris fashion week.

Amongst others, Claudia created fabrics that were used by Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs.

The techniques that are used to create these fabrics, which are mostly used by the Haute Couture industry, include inkjet printing, laser, embroidery, and a combination of different techniques. Claudia loved her work at Jakob Schlaepfer „because it involved a tremedous amount of freedom. I was travelling to Paris, I was helping out in the production, finding out a great deal about the involved techniques and crafts, and developing a great understanding of the technology behind the manufacturing as well.“

 Working in a team of between 8 and 10 people, Claudia was responsible for looking after the interns as well as doing her design work. „Everyone had their special area of expertise, so we were able to do a lot of different things at the same time, always experimenting, always learning.“

In the meantime, she also – together with an industrial designer - developed a couple of collections for an outdoor sports fashion company.

However, after five years at Jakob Schlaepfer, Claudia decided it was time for a change, wishing to „go beyond the textile borders“, as she calls it. Her desire for interdisciplinarity and exchange led her to the European Design Lab at the IED in Madrid. Wishing to add a completely new branch to her work, she enjoys the international spirit, the travelling, and meeting people from a hugely diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. „I'm trying to take it all in, all the insipration, all the input we get – especially the travelling is great. Over the course of the last year, we've been to Istanbul, Milano, Basel, Frankfurt, London and Paris; we've just finished a special project workshop with Missoni, and the time at the IED is intense and exciting. I'm having a great time.“

European Design Labs(EDL) is an interdisciplinary masters program with a clear vocation of creative research that connects and relates diverse areas through design projects. Students share a space and program geared towards the design practice in a European context, offering the opportunity to integrate course experiences into their thesis, based on the close following of a specific, selected theme.

The course relies on a team of two program coordinators, one academic assistant, three tutors, two research assistants and 17 students; in addition to the many “ex profeso” professors invited to teach courses, classes and workshops.

The academic structure is articulated in a sequence of diverse academic formats, which are combined throughout the course: work and personal/team research, thesis/research project tutorials, cultural seminars, technical seminars, cultural observatories (masters classes), creative workshops and study trips.


This is one of a series of pieces Claudia created as part of a workshop in cooperation with Missoni.





















So what's going to happen next? The course will last another 3 months, and then Claudia would really like to work on a project basis, but still within a team. „To me, working with people is really important – it's much more fun, and so many ideas are generated through dialogue.“ She is currently strongly interested in the blurring of boundaries between Architecture and Product Design. Claudia plans to look at travelling and transportation in her final project – the world in transit, suitcases and space, relaxation in the course of travelling.


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Vivienne Westwood  Ready-to.wear Spring 2010

The fabric of this dress I designed for the textile company Jakob Schlaepfer, was used by Vivienne Westwood and shown at the latest fashion Shows in Paris!

et voilà:

   (the pattern 140 x 140)





 The full show 


tape it     selection of diploma textile design, 2002 

Domino effects or chain reactions have been the method to create an inspiring collection, a fund of ideas with drafts, cloths, pictures, clothes, accessories and interiors presented in their various stages of development.
The adhesive tape marks my diploma collection.

I developed a new technique to make clothes seamless and reversible by using several different adhesive textile tapes.


Plissée Object used as scarf or photo-montage for fashion ideas: accessory 40 x 60 cm silkscreen on cotton, pleated with painter's masking tape


Part of the diploma collection were also paintings: acrylic- and spray-paint on wood, each 25 x 47 cm


Waistcoat Jacket Matador embroidery on wool ground fabric stuck together with adhesive textile tape in different colours / reversible wearable --/*/--Skirt and Lace-ups Ragusas textile tape make the pleats of the skirt, which all its painted yellow with acrylic paint, which gives it a stiff touch. The Lace-ups are put together with textile adhesive tape and green leather bands, the bottom are several layers of tape stuck together. --/*/-- Skirt Wendelin Silkscreen on neoprene stuck together with tape / reversible wearable


Going into SPACE / pumpkin tendrils

Skirt / cape ø 130 cm - Silkscreen print and spray-paint on former circular tablecloth, a green leather cord is holding the fabric on the hips. The same displayed onto the wall of a living room.



Blinds / tape it 2002 and Lucky Loft Gallery Hamburg 2006

Beige painter's masking tape stuck directly on the window. The several layers change the aspect and the effect of the pattern according to the changing of the light situation outside and inside the room. In sunshine, the shadow is displayed all over the room and creates a nice atmosphere.

I like it, because everybody can do it, it is cheap and effective! I want to animate people to improvise in their everyday environment, and be creative themselves, .... this is one way.

My idea to create patterns with simple painters masking tape on the windows was published in the first edition of 'Patterns in Design, Art and Architecture'.

(for more see link > press)


The same idea used with coloured paper- and textile tapes. Stuck together on both sides, used as a room divider or curtain, also changing its colour and pattern according to the light conditions.


Pages out of my sketch- and scrapbook during that time:



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Boisbuchet // VITRA Design Workshop with Gala Fernandez


camera obscura, .... first try >>>checking out the amount of light and if the pinhole camera is totaly closed at all. The video shows what is captured within the exposure time of the photo:

captured from claudia Caviezel on Vimeo.

and that's the same, burned into a paper:

The conclusion: Too much light, and the camera not totally closed. ... Let's try again!



One week workshop with Jane ni Dhulchaointigh 

Playing with colors and shapes as a research on materials and new combinations for packaging, to be continued! 


case study 1

I took apart a carry on luggage.... amazing, how many components are in one suitcase, that only costs 12 €!


Interim Show July 2009

Presentation of the "masterpieces" done so far, and the idea for the THESIS project. Limited space and also the yearly topic "IN TRANSIT" are the reason, why I presented my work on a TOPMANTA.


 Digital textile prints selection

Some sketches, drawings, photos and printed fabrics I designed during my work as a textile designer for 
Jakob Schlaepfer in St.Gallen, Switzerland.                 

Designed for Jakob Schlaepfer and in the Prêt-à-porter / spring 2009 collection ofAKRIS ♦ First prints below: Photogram layered in three colour versions on chiffon and sequins 

maybe you want to watch the show on
YOUTUBE! first print of mine at minute 1:13 !


Vivienne Westwood >> Prêt-à-porter / fall 2009

iridescent Polyester

Taking pictures at the Natural Museum in St. Gallen and playing with the colours and Photoshop lead to this animal print I created during my work at Jakob Schlaepfer, and which was bought by Vivienne Westwood for a coat, a full dress and a skirt!

see the show with PAMELA ANDERSON and my dress: Time: 0:33 //1:09 ________________________________________________________________________________________

Vivienne Westwood >> Prêt-à-porter / winter 2008/09

A simple colour degrade digital print on iridescent Polyester designed for Jakob Schlaepfer


Ben de Lisi >> Prêt-à-porter summer 2007

Digital print on Chiffon 140 x 140 / designed for Jakob Schlaepfer, in the summer collection 2007 of Ben de Lisi.

Often I find inspiration in photographs I take during my travelling. Either I use colours, shapes or the combination of them, to create a new design for printing. The picture below was taken in Istanbul in February 2009.


Ecoline-paintings constructed to a repeated textile print (140 x 100 cm). Drawings and paintingsof all sorts of things, and in different techniques are often the start for a new composition put together in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Designed for Jakob Schlaepfer 2007

The same technique but in other scale, shape and colour are in the first Decor collection of Jakob Schlaepfer. Printed on different ground fabrics.


Gianni Cagliano and Georges Hobeika  >> collections Haute Couture summer 2008

This colourful flower/tile design I originally made for the initial decor collection of Jakob Schlaepfer, was also used by the two designers Gianni Cagliano and Georges Hobeika in their collection.

On the occasion of the twelfth Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal the bistro of the Ruckstuhl carpet factory was enhanced with the same pattern I designed.

Fashion-Interiors-Wallpaper, Cars and Free Download of Pattern for Screensaver here!


Flower inspiration for this print in photos, drawings and Paintings: Pfingstrose / Acrylic- and Spray-paint on wood 


Another flower digital print on a heavy Lurex ground material also designed for Jakob Schlaepfer, and used by Vivienne Westwood in the Prêt-à-porter collection winter 2008/2009



Jakob Schlaepfer Decor Collection 2008

For the first Decor collection of Jakob Schlaepfer I also designed this print with plates and flowers on it. Printed on a heavy Lurex fabric, the silver threats shine gives it the heavy luxury and elegant touch.

Looking for motives in my kitchen-cupboard and finding inspiration in Martin Leuthold's(Creative Director Jakob Schlaepfer) wonderful Flower garden! 

The photo of the two prints where on the cover for Magazine "Metropolitan Home".


Oaxaca digital prints for Swiss Design Price 2007

Design below, 140 x 140 cm printed on chiffon and partly decorated with black coco pearls, for Jakob Schlaepfer and for the exhibition at the MUDAC in Lausanne, of the Swiss Design award 2007.

The print consists of handmade drawings brought together with Photoshop. Different layers of colours, sizes and pictures are composed to a print design for fashion. The combination with parts of photography I took during my travel in Mexico 2006 are different in size, and interesting to use in a dress and mark accents!


Silkscreen-prints on a light cotton material, in four different colour variations I did for Jakob Schlaepfer in 2006.


Some Print designs I did during my work at Jakob Schlaepfer in Newspapers and on Magazines! (a selection)



In the newspaper LE MONDE was written, Karl Lagerfeld's dress made out of my textile design for Jakob Schlaepfer: "Ce été, ce sera le must absolu: la robe imprimée insprée des tableaux impressionistes......Merci!

My first digital print I did for Jakob Schlaepfer was on the cover of the Lebanese Magazine Prestige






Bourses fédérales de design

Birkhäuser 2007