1960, Bern, Switzerland + 1968, Freiburg, Germany

Training / Education:

Sandy Sahagun

  • 1978-1981 vocational training for textile in Kirchberg , Switzerland.
  • 1981-1983 instruction in textiledesign (technological) in Wattwil, Switzerland
  • 1985-1987 instruction for print-and knittingdesign at the art and craft school in Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1987 study vision in México: further education in knittingdesign and computer animated design
  • 1993-1998 study for jewellery and product design at the university for art in Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 3 month for milliner by Hut Balli AG in Bern, Switzerland
  • 3 month by Jose Olmos filigree atelier in México.

Joa Fraeulin

  • 1985-1988.1 vocational training as goldsmith in Freiburg, Germany
  • 1993-1996.1 study for jewellery and product design at the university for art in Zürich, Switzerland.

Work Experience:

Sandy Sahagun

  • 1983-1985 designer by Création Baumann AG in Langenthal, Switzerland.
  • 1988 freelance Designer by Pop-Swatch in Bienne, Switzerland
  • 1988-1998 designer by weaving-mill Walanstadt and Taco AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1998 self-employed with Joa Fraeulin behind the Label „MIGUEL"

Joa Fraeulin

  • 1989 employee by goldsmith H.P. Kaltschmidt in Freiburg, Germany
  • 1990-1992 employee by Rolf Müller in Mollis, Switzerland.
  • 1993 employee by Hans Langenbacher in Lucern, Switzerland.
  • 1998 self-employed with Sandy Sahagun behind the Label „MIGUEL"

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):


  • 1998 March " Talente", Munich / Germany
  • 1999 August Jeweller`s shop "Gut", Bahnhohstrasse, Zurich,
  • Switzerland
  • 2000 January "Ornaris", Bern, Switzerland
  • March Miguel Fashion Cat-walk, "Cinderella" , TV3, Zurich Switzerland
  • April Gallery "Farel", Aigle, Switzerland
  • October International Fashion Events "Gwand", Lucerne, Switzerland. Equipment2000 (Jewellery-Acccessories for "Gwand" and Sponsors)
  • November "Focus Fashion Event" with Vievienne Westwood, Burberry, Swarovski, Absolut, Wolford; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Collective, "Museum Winterthur", Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Gallery "Surengasse", Sursee, Switzerland2001
  • 2001 February Collective, Museum Bellerive, "Filz", Zurich, Switzerland
  • July Jewellery-Accessories for Shirtology, prèt-à-porter show, Espace Saint-Martin, Paris, France
  • September Jewellery-Accessories for Shirtology, Fashion Cat-walk,
  • "Le nouveau Sehn", Paris, France
  • "Neon Fashion Gallery", Zurich, Switzerland
  • December Gallery "Surengasse", Sursee, Switzerland
  • 2002 January Jewellery-Accessories for Shirtology, Fashion Cat-walk,
  • Salle Soufflot, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
  • June Collective,"Joung fashion design" Museum of Art & Craft, Hamburg, Germany
  • December Gallery „Farel" , Aigle, Switzerland
  • 2003 March Swiss Design - Traditionally progressive. Collective,
  • Totem Gallery, New York, USA
  • August single exposition at "TUCHREFORM" Winterthur, Switzerland
  • November Side Events by GWAND, Gallery "Das Ding" Luzern, Switzerland
  • Dezember Swiss&Cross Design. Collective, Art Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
  • "International Jewelry Artists" Collective exposition, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, USA. Curated by Charon Kransen Arts
  • SOFA New York repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA
  • SOFA Chicago repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA
  • 2004 February "Body extensios " Collective exposition, Museum
  • Museum Bellerive, Zürich Switzerland
  • PalmBeachContemporary FL. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA
  • SOFA New York repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA
  • SOFA Chicago repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA
  • June „Sommernachtstraum" Collective exposition, Gallery Handwerk, Munich, Germany
  • July Visete camiseta o una joya para T-Shirt, Collective exposition, Galerie Forum Ferlandina, Barcelona, Spain
  • July Swiss&Cross Design. Collective, Berlin, Germany

Awards / Grants:

  • 2001 August Swiss National Museum, „Fashion competiton and catwalk. 1st prize for Miguel.

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • 2001 Sept. Acquisition Swiss National Museum, the comlet outfits of the fashion cat-walk; Zurich, Switzerland

Artist Statement:

"don't dream away your life

live your dreams"

The core of our thinking is the circle, this symbol reflects unity, beauty, charisma. We play with the circle, the colors and the material and combinations. Everything is reflected first in the drawing, the mental object.