SWISS GRAND PRIX DESIGN 2016 for Claudia Caviezel!!!
together with Hans Eichenberger and Ralph Schraivogel //// www.swissfederaldesignawards.ch
Claudia Caviezel is a textile designer with a curious mind and a sharp eye for the potential of things all around us. Following her training at the Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Caviezel has worked for the haute couture fabric manufacturer Jakob Schlaepfer, and engaged in a number of parallel projects at all scales — from fabric to lamp shade, from carpet to wall print. In all her projects, her experimental, open-ended approach combines a unique instinct for pattern and colour with expertise and knowledge of technique and materials. She is currently in charge of fabric design and development for Akris, in St. Gallen.
The Confederation has distinguished her with a Swiss Grand Award for Design in recognition of her talent and influence in changing the contemporary textile design scene in Switzerland. Prior to the Grand Award, Caviezel has won the Swiss Design Award in 2003, 2007 and 2010.
Below - Photographer Gina Folly visiting my Studio