Design & Identity
Like many others, KHVS is a design studio based in Zurich, Switzerland – which throws itself into commissions and projects in Switzerland and beyond the country’s borders. Its typographic systems and identities are used, for example, by Hotel MOND in Sri Lanka, Ortsmuseum Rüschlikon and Yumbo Soda in Melbourne. Time and again, the work also takes it to New York.

The studio’s work is characterized by straightforwardness, interest in typography, materials and an ever-flashing mischievousness.

In addition to graphic design work, KHVS is involved in design-related projects.

URBAN LEMONADE – founded with Uncle Urban, Jalscha Römer and Kevin Högger – is a beverage brand that produces and distributes its own contemporary drinks.

MOCKUP.MAISON – founded together with Michael Kennedy – provides visually appealing design resources and helps designers around the world make their presentations look good.

This website is a more or less current and rather less complete archive of his work.



Idenity for the label of designer Noelani Rutz producing limited series of high end products


MOND is a small boutique hotel on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The four-room hotel overlooks the rough rocks, palm trees and the ocean. The concrete structure was designed by the Swiss architects Abraha & Achermann and built by locals. Clean lines are complemented by tropical elements and materials.

The branding system refers to similar values – the clear typography is complemented with tropical textures, a rich colour palette and photographs.

Complementary to the visual identity, spaces and objects were designed. The hotel’s shop and rooms were equipped with a specifically designed shelving system made of local rattan. Ceramic clothes hangers can be found in the bathrooms and the inner courtyard was covered with a huge fabric dyed with classic batik techniques and wax-painting. The main entry sign was produced locally from ceramic in collaboration with Jessica Fernando and is directly attached to the exposed concrete walls. The rest of the signae-system was laser-cut out of brushed stainless steel.


Hosts: Jessica Fernando & Renato Kümin

Architecture by Abraha & Achermann

Photgraphy by Ryan Wijayaratne

Sam Himself

Artwork and communication design for swiss singer Sam Himself on Taxi Gauche Records


Signage system with Michael Kennedy. Architecture by Blusch, Images by Géraldine Recker

Yumbo Soda Co.

Visual identity for Melbourne based drinks company Yumbo. Work done together with Sam Chirnside. Images by Sam Chirnside & Ben Frazer

Annie Taylor

Various Posters, Hats, Patches, Pins and other merch designed for the swiss band Annie Taylor over the last few years