Backstage in Zermatt by Heinz Julen

August 03, 2016

Rock-and-Roll Chalet

Backstage in Zermatt by Heinz Julen

Summer is here and our mind turns to... ski?  Not quite as ridiculous as you think, as the beautiful landscape and clear mountain air of the Alps offer the perfect respite from a hot, sticky summer in the city.  Now we have discovered an extra reason to visit Zermatt, the Swiss ski resort famous for its views of the majestic Matterhorn and its chocolate box village, with the discovery of the Backstage hotel, chalet and loft, all designed by local designer Heinz Julen.

The three properties are all cleverly converted from existing buildings.  We love the use of warm wood combined with cool glass and steel to create a rustic-industrial look which brings the local vernacular bang up to date.  Add touches of sumptuous fabrics, leather and furs and the luxurious look is complete.  We especially like the hot-tub at the Backstage chalet, which rises up above the roof through a skylight at the touch of a button.  Now that's a chalet fit for a Bond villain.

Backstage in Zermatt by Heinz JulenBackstage in Zermatt by Heinz JulenBackstage in Zermatt by Heinz JulenBackstage in Zermatt by Heinz Julen

Links

Backstage Hotel

Heinz Julen

Shop the Style

Industrial Style

Product Inspiration

Put together your own rustic-industrial look by combining wood, steel and glass with industrial details.  Try the Kea console table from Alki, the Wendela barstool from Functionals and the ABC bookshelves from Saporiti.

 
 

The natural wood veneer lights from LZF, such as the Link suspension light, would look wonderful in contemporary chalet interiors.  For a more refined industrial look go for the Standard pendant light from Menu or the Mr Ed table lamp from Functionals.

 
 

Add a rustic touch to your home by using the clever scrapwood wallpapers from NLXL.  The patterns have no repeat, which offers a super realistic and creative alternative to wood panelling.  We also like the Transmission candleholder from Diesel Living and the Pipework coat hanger from Nick Fraser for the industrial look.

 
 

Also in Do Blog

Past and Present Apartment in Milan by PUNTOFILIPINO

July 30, 2021

Past and Present Apartment in Milan by PUNTOFILIPINOSometimes, in order to break free from the past you need to explore the past. This was the clever approach of PUNTOFILIPINO, a design firm which abhors minimalism and the "elegant austerity of mid-century modernism". 

View full article →

Villa Under the Tuscan Sun, Lucignano: EUR 1,900,000

July 23, 2021

Villa Under the Tuscan Sun, Lucignano: EUR 1,900,000Those of a romantic nature might recall "Under The Tuscan Sun". Whilst this is not quite the same villa as featured in the book and film, the villa Under The Tuscan Sun certainly has romance and rustic charm in spades.

View full article →

Permanent Camping 2 by Casey Brown Architecture

July 09, 2021

Permanent Camping 2 by Casey Brown Architecture

Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.

View full article →

Customers outside the UK (including EU customers):

All our product prices include UK VAT of 20%, which you don't have to pay! The VAT will be deducted from our product prices at the Checkout. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.