1900’s house hidden in the Swiss countryside.

This is the home to the designer Melanie Raetz who is running Ideel-Lab, a design studio based in Japan and Switzerland. Speaking of Ideel-Lab, check the kotori lamp inspired by traditional japanese umbrellas. It has a beautiful warm glow with a delicate feel alongside a strong character due to its distinctive design, which makes it quite interesting.

Digression closed. Back to this amazing 300sqm space, which is located in a tiny village in Switzerland. It was built in the 1900’s by an editor in need of space to store his collections of books. All features are originals (moulding and floors), including the huge south facing conservatory. This space has a timeless comforting feel and is beautifully decorated with a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture together with pieces of japanese inspiration which somehow matches the atmosphere of this poetic space.

Photograph by Catherine Gailloud. To read full interview please check mydaywith.

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