Zug, Hausmatte and the ‘See Berg Haus’ project


With the artist Jonathan Chapman – exploring new places to paint in Canton Zug

Born and educated in England, I have lived in Switzerland with my family for five years. A former Barrister and business development professional, I recently started a small business after a career break. Rather than go back to law or work for someone else, I decided to set up something where I only sell things I really love and work on creative projects and with people that inspire me.

Working with the artist Jonathan Chapman I sell original artwork, limited prints and we explore new commission opportunities. If you have a suggestion as to where Jonathan should paint next please contact me, we are always keen to find new sources of inspiration.


All Jonathan’s paintings capture the special relationships between the communities and landscapes of Switzerland and are forming a series called ‘See Berg Haus’ which will be celebrated here in Zug with an exhibition in June.

The main focus of Hausmatte is to find exciting opportunities for my artists to license images or create bespoke work for brands. Jonathan’s paintings scale down beautifully onto merchandise and the originals – they are something else! That is why it is so important for me to bring a physical exhibition to the Park Hotel in Zug this June and Jonathan’s latest painting ‘Springtime in Zug’ will be in the window of Wünderbox, the tourist information point in the Old Town, throughout May.

I also love working with our wonderful local businesses to produce and sell cards, postcards and calendars which will be available locally through the garden centres, shops and tourist points around town this year, and through Hausmatte of course, from April.

Aside from my personal business goals, the more I get to know the Swiss business community here in Zug the more I want to help them celebrate and raise the profile of Zug. I want people to come and experience our wonderful countryside, parks and lakes and support our local businesses who work hard to give Zug special character.

Many small local businesses face challenges, even in a town like Zug which is known as a dynamic global centre for big business. I know there are many – locals and expats – who are dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the town. 

This has had an impact on me and one of my goals is to see what I can do to support the effort of other local businesses to attract more visitors to Zug to enjoy our shops, coffee shops, restaurants and local sights and to build a stronger profile for Zug in Switzerland and beyond. 

Thanks for all your support so far,


‘Springtime in Zug’ – watch Jonathan Chapman create the latest addition to the See Berg Haus Project

Click on link below to see how Hausmatte artist Jonathan Chapman brings Zug, Switzerland to life:

‘Springtime in Zug’ will be displayed in Zug old town at Zug Tourist Board’s Information Centre, Wünderbox, Fischmarkt 10, 6300 Zug throughout May when we launch the new season of cards and prints from the See Berg Haus collection.
For more information on Jonathan, the project or the availability of original work or prints please contact Alex@hausmatte.com or visit http://www.hausmatte.com


Jonathan Chapman – ‘See Berg Haus’ originals coming to Zug

Jonathan Chapman is an artist who specialises in bold colours and fine detail.


We think it is the way he captures the emotional connection people have with a particular place that makes him such a special artist. 
Jonathan’s affection for and fascination with Switzerland is very clear and as the ‘See Berg Haus’ project really gathers pace in 2016 we are pleased to announce that this Spring there will be originals exhibited in Zug, which along with limited prints will be available to buy exclusively from Hausmatte. 


My personal favourite (and one I will not let go of without a fight) is Wandering Landscape below.


Although Jonathan’s work translates effortlessly onto print and can be reproduced effectively for commercial projects, there is nothing like seeing the original up close to fully appreciate the texture and detail.

In the next few weeks we will have more information as to when and where you can see Jonathan’s paintings, but if you would like more information on Jonathan, commissions, original paintings or limited prints please contact alex@hausmatte.com.

Hausmatte and Helena Krähenbühl

Artsit Helena Krähenbühl

Helena Krähenbühl is not only an inspirational Swiss artist who has produced a strong body of work over the last forty-five years, she has also supported other artists by providing them with a physical space to exhibit their own works.

For too long Helena has focused more on other artists than herself, so it is my absolute delight to announce that Hausmatte will be working closely with Helena and her family as she reflects back on her body of work, talks about what inspires and drives her creativity and reveals her plans for future projects.

Selected works will be available to buy from Hausmatte.com

“Gestrickt und theorielose empfindlichkeit – 1990’s Hünenberg Series”  – for Helena the process begins with the materials and the creation of the art itself is a meditative process. Each piece can take months, even years. Essentially a textile artist, her methodical approach is in contrast to the increasingly fast pace of life which can always be felt within the apparent ‘order’ of her work. 

Over the next year we will work with Helena to present a selection of her work including these four pieces from 1990’s which are available exclusively through Hausmatte.

Helena talking about her creative process – she often begins a piece of art and then revisits it several times over many years.

For more information on Helena please contact alex@hausmatte.com

Helena Krähenbühl Artworks