St Gall — Bespoke Carpets and Wallpapers Textile Museum St. Gallen, Switzerland , 2011
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Digital multicolour print on carpet for the exhibition, 11 x 12 m

© Jakob Schlaepfer AG

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Embroidery patterns from the archive of the museum

© Claudia Caviezel

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Embroidery patterns from the archive of the museum

© Claudia Caviezel

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Textile printing for furnishing the exhibition

© Claudia Caviezel

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Detail of digital multicolour print on carpet for the exhibition

© Claudia Caviezel

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Detail of digital multicolour print on carpet for the exhibition

© Claudia Caviezel

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Detail of digital multicolour print on carpet and wall for the exhibition

© Claudia Caviezel

St Gall

© Jakob Schlaepfer AG

St Gall

Detail of digital multicolour print on carpet and wall for the exhibition

© Claudia Caviezel

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Sketch for colour combination and pattern for foulards

© Claudia Caviezel

St Gall

Bespoke Carpets and Wallpapers

Inspired by its pre-eminent collection of antique lace - much of it created by the region's renowned lace makers the St Gall Textile Museum commissioned room-sized carpet designs from Claudia Caviezel during her tenure at Swiss-based luxury textile company Jakob Schlaepfer. Collaborating with museum curators Bernhard Duss and Martin Leuthold, Caviezel scanned antique textiles, carpets and lace from the collections to create digital designs that look woven, embroidered and embellished and were designed to fit within and around the museum's structural architecture.

Allied to the museum's carpet, Caviezel designed a carpet for the private collection of the sponsoring bank. The 26 x 4 m digitally printed carpet is a confection of lace imagery superimposed on antique carpet images to create a length of carpet that features swirls of lace that look like mountain ice flows.

  • Textile Museum St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • 2011

  • Printed carpets 11x12 m / 15x4 m / 26x4 m and textille wallcover

  • Jakob Schlaepfer AG, Switzerland // EGE carpets, Denmark

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