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Is there a "Swiss design"?

I would like to furnish a bedroom completely on a Swiss theme, from bedding to furniture and lighting... Whilst trying to avoid the Swiss cross all over, I am not impartial to a bit of tack (painted wooden cows fit in this category), as long as it's well made!


Any idea of retailers, websites, craftsmen/women where I could get some inspiration? Cheers
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Well here is a place on the other side of the border that does 'Jura' style mountain furniture, etc:

http://www.meublesjackyauthier.fr/%2...0de%20Montagne
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

There's a whole section in Pfister called "Swiss atelier" which is furniture and decor only from current Swiss designers.

Otherwise, you can google two of the most famous Swiss designers, Willy Guhl and Le Corbusier, and get inspiration from their designs.
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There's a whole section in Pfister called "Swiss atelier" which is furniture and decor only from current Swiss designers.

Otherwise, you can google two of the most famous Swiss designers, Willy Guhl and Le Corbusier, and get inspiration from their designs.
I think that Swiss Designers would be very different to Swiss Design. I guess that OP is looking for the more traditional Swiss style
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Spend a night in the Hotel Edelweiss in Geneva. It's Swiss kitsch on speed. Lots of inspiration there!
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I am not impartial to a bit of tack (painted wooden cows fit in this category), as long as it's well made!
Maybe a place for inspiration -

http://www.crazycow.ch/index.php/2015/06/03/ueberuns/
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Here's a start:

http://www.wandartisten.ch/wandtatto...-p-2227-1.html
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Try some Swiss Valley Furniture.

(Made in America!)
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

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your question prompted a whole lot of googling, but I was surprised to find so few images I could recognise, or identify with, as particularly Swiss, except in that specialised architectural sense of Le Corbusier or Botta. I searched, together with "Swiss": decor, decoration, design, style, room, typical room, and many of those in German, too. Also Grosi and Grossmutter. In the end, I put in "alte Stube" and found these https://www.google.ch/search?q=alte+...w=1097&bih=466
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

And if you want something with a touch rustic charm, which can accommodate the odd one or two unexpected guests and can be realised on a modest budget:
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There's a whole section in Pfister called "Swiss atelier" which is furniture and decor only from current Swiss designers.

Otherwise, you can google two of the most famous Swiss designers, Willy Guhl and Le Corbusier, and get inspiration from their designs.


Thank you TheSpouse, I knew I could rely on you when it comes to design and antiques!

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Spend a night in the Hotel Edelweiss in Geneva. It's Swiss kitsch on speed. Lots of inspiration there!

Indeed! I went on their website, "interesting" if you are into "Alpine meets English pub carpet of the 1980s" style!


Not quite what I had in mind...

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Actually, if I had to go all the way, I probable would go wild like their mural...here's a thought!



Great idea at a small price! My kind of thing, thank you!

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And if you want something with a touch rustic charm, which can accommodate the odd one or two unexpected guests and can be realised on a modest budget:


Thank you for the rustic touch, but I don't want my guests to fall into depression! A bit dark for me! Thanks all the same.

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your question prompted a whole lot of googling, but I was surprised to find so few images I could recognise, or identify with, as particularly Swiss, except in that specialised architectural sense of Le Corbusier or Botta. I searched, together with "Swiss": decor, decoration, design, style, room, typical room, and many of those in German, too. Also Grosi and Grossmutter. In the end, I put in "alte Stube" and found these https://www.google.ch/search?q=alte+...w=1097&bih=466


Sensible idea and thank you for your search. I might be able to pick out a couple of ideas, but still too dark for an attic room I want to keep light.

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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

pine wood (arvenholz) and decorations from a specific region to not mix everything up.
maybe engadiner style but from geneva I don't know if you can hire someone from engadin, this is very classic.
for lights there is nothing traditional i think, I guess that if you're making a project you could consider some kind of design accent lighting with warm white LEDs.
I would avoid cows, maybe some horns (not too big or guests will have nightmares).
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Thank you everyone for the ideas. It looks difficult to keep to a Swiss theme with a feeling of light and space, but I'm getting some ideas thanks to your finds. Keep posting if you feel inspired. I shall call this guest room the "EF-inspired Swiss-style" room!
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

Multifunctional beds indeed! Some nice stuff. Must be quite a job setting them up.

Expensive though

Benches with storage in the bottom are pretty often found in CH households...
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Thank you for the rustic touch, but I don't want my guests to fall into depression! A bit dark for me! Thanks all the same.


I also suspect you were taking the mickey!
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

OK, here's my take on "Swiss but pleasant to look at":

Lots of wood - you can use light wood like pine to keep it from getting too depressing. Or, of course, paint it white.

Soft furnishings in the Glarner Tuechli style:



Framed paper-cut-outs on the walls.

Cow hide carpets and/or upholstery.

Swiss army blankets:



Does that sound like the kind of thing you're after?
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

The use of modern art, white socks and tight jeans, job done.
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Re: Is there a "Swiss design"?

... and maybe one of these clocks on the wall:
https://www.google.ch/search?q=swatc...w=1920&bih=816


or these
https://www.google.ch/search?q=sbb+u...w=1920&bih=816
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... and maybe one of these clocks on the wall:
https://www.google.ch/search?q=swatc...w=1920&bih=816
Ah! Migrationshintergrund-chic!

Now that's original!
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I've already got one of these...it was my starting point! Cheers.
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