A journey into Switzerland most design cities.
Fiefdom of local architects Herzog & de Meuron, Basel is surprisingly large and boasts an incredible heritage. At every street corner you stumble upon a work of art. In Grossbasel discover the paved streets, the ultra-specialized interiors shops and the historical district with its hidden destinations. In Kleinbasel, strut your stuff at one of the new spots for seeing and being seen. As soon as the warmer days make an appearance, locals from 7 to 77 float down the Rhine in the water from the North to the South of the city and meet on the quaysides for an aperitif, improbable? We tried it, go for it!
Grimsel – mountain in German, is one Grossbasel's best kept secrets. From the outside it looks like a little Japanese-style interiors boutique. Inside it's another story – in the first section we berate ourselves for not having brought a big enough suitcase for the tableware. Beyond that an immaculate gallery opens up overlooking the Rhine: vintage 50s furniture, glass blown by local artists, German porcelain in pastel colours by Birgitta Sehrader. Bettina and Alexa also offer an interior decorating service, which will leave you wishing you had a pied-à-terre in Basel!