Textile / Design

About

Claudia Caviezel designs are the outcome of her intense curiosity about people, places and ideas.

Claudia Caviezel is an independent product designer with expertise in multiple materials and a speciality in textiles. A multilingual Swiss national based near Zurich, Caviezel works on international interdisciplinary and collaborative projects which range from public spaces including cinema, retail and hospitality, to luxury textiles for haute couture and the home, to domestic products including rugs, pottery and furniture. Since 2010 she also provides textile design and development for Prints, Jacquards and Embroidery and innovation research for Swiss luxury fashion house Akris.

Claudia Caviezel's unique approach to a broad palette of materials and techniques and her continual exploration and innovation are the criteria for which she was awarded the prestigious Swiss Grand Prix for Design in 2016. The award recognised the singular way in which Caviezel mixes traditional Swiss textile patterns, design, colours, and manufacturing techniques with her fresh international perspective and dedication to creating an outcome tailored to the ultimate location of the commission. Caviezel's signature mix of handmade and digital processes underlies all her designs.

studies

2009

Master European Design Labs, IED, Madrid ES

2002

Master Textile Design, HSLU, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne CH

1997 – 2002

Textile Design, HSLU, Lucerne CH

1997

A-levels with Latin, Zug CH

1994 / 1995

High school diploma, Oceanside US

1984 – 1997

Primary school and Gymnasium, Zug CH

work experience

since 2018

Member of the Swiss Federal Design Commission FDC, CH

2011 – 2020

Head of fabric source and development, Head of Textile design for AKRIS, St.Gallen CH

since 2010

Products for Atelier Pfister curated by Alfredo Häberli, CH

2017

Collaboration with Atelier Oï for the Swiss Pavillion, World Expo, Astana KAZ

Concept International Textile Design Lab, https://www.tada-residency.ch, Heller Enterprise, Zürich CH

Alpaca knit project Las Manuelas, Madrid ES and Cusco PER

Trend forecast Makers Team, Swiss Textiles, Zürich CH

Textile Design, TISCA, Bühler CH

Various artworks in collaboration with DOBAS, Lucerne CH – Luxury Boutique in, Doha QAT

Artwork, Hotel InterContinental, Perth AUS

2014

Walls and carpets, cinema REX, Thun CH in collaboration with Holzer&Kobler architects, Zürich CH

2013

Artwork, Fairmont Hotel, Singapore SGP

2012

Textiles and Light-walls, BURRI public elements, Glattbrugg CH

Textile design in collaboration with Frédéric Dedelley, Hotel Waldhaus, Sils-Maria CH

2011

Textile design, Coulisse, Enter NL

2010

Projects, Jakob Schlaepfer, St. Gallen CH

Teaching

• University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Lucerne CH
• École d‘Arts Superieure, Mulhouse FR

2009

Interior Design, Swiss Business Lounge, Airport Zurich CH

2004 – 2008

Jakob Schlaepfer, Textile Design, St.Gallen CH

2005 – 2006

Design of technical clothing in collaboration with FLINK for R‘adys, CH

2003

Milani d&c, development and design of maternity wear, Zürich CH

2002

Installations and illustrations for HSLU, Lucerne CH

2001

Styling, Department Store Quartier 206, Berlin GE

2000

Internship, Studio Edelkoort, Magazine IN VIEW, Paris FR

awards

2016

Swiss Grand Award for Design

2015

Nomination, interior contract award Zimmer + Rohde / AIT, GE

2013

Nomination, Design Prize Switzerland, Langenthal CH

Nomination, Die Besten Hochparterre, Zürich CH

Nomination, German Design Award, GE

2010

Swiss Federal Design Grant

Faces of Design Award, Berlin GE

2008

IKEA scholarship, CH

Educational Grant, Zug CH

2007

Swiss Federal Design Grant

2004

Talente International Design Award, Munich GE

2003

Swiss Federal Design Grant

Artist in Residence, New York US

2002

Lucky Strike Junior Design Award, CH

Special Award, Zürich CH

Educational Grant, Zug CH

in expositions

2018

Swiss Design Lounge, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich CH

Some of my work in permanent exhibition, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich CH

2017

Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju KOR

World Expo, Swiss Pavilion, Astana KAZ

Chamber Gallery, New York US

2016

Couleurs Désert - Teppichkunst, Museum Bellerive, Zürich CH

Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya JP

Indian Art Fair, New Dehli IN

2015

Der Textile Raum, Museum Bellerive, Zürich CH

Sapporo Art Museum, Sapporo JP

Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo JP

Durch die Blume, Museum Bellerive, Zürich CH

Westbund Design and Art Fair, Shanghai CN

Designforum, Vienna AT

Design Days Renens, Lausanne CH

Baklar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston US

Dwell on Design, Los Angeles US

made by - Textiledesign, Kunsthalle, Lucerne CH

2013

Design Prize Switzerland, Langenthal CH

Designers Days, Musée Arts et Métiers, Paris FR

2011

BIDT-First International Design Triennial, Beijing CN

Mercedes Benz Trend Talk, Autosalon, Geneva CH

2010

Swiss Federal Design Grants, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich CH

DMY, International Design Festival, Berlin GE

2009

Expiry - In transit, IED, Madrid ES

2007

Swiss Federal Design Grants, MUDAC, Lausanne CH

2006

Loft Gallery, Hamburg GE

2004

Talente International Trade Fair, Munich GE

Flick Gut, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur CH

2003

Swiss Federal Design Grants, MUDAC, Lausanne CH

Designers Saturday, Berlin GE

Auf die Tapete gekommen, Swiss National Museum, Zürich CH

2002

Museum of Modern Art, Zug CH

Georgette, Trevira, Serge & Hugo, HGKL, Lucerne CH

languages

German (mother tongue), English, Spanish, French and still understanding of Rumantsch

impressum

Design – Buffet für Gestaltung, Markus Wicki
Web development – Avant la lettre GmbH
Text – Denna Jones