Avant-Garde Meets Rustic in Pierre Yovanovitch’s Chalet

Placed in the Swiss village of Andermatt, this  5,400-square-foot residence is a true representation of interior architect and designer Pierre Yovanovitch’s different way to design. A reimagined Swiss chalet brings together local influences, vintage details, and a customized modern aesthetic.

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Committed to designing the interiors of a two-story residence in Andermatt, Pierre Yovanovitch, approached the design project more as haute couture than architecture, collaborating with contemporary artists and artisans on site-specific installations and custom furniture to set a polished yet laid-back design aesthetic that harmoniously mixes the avant-garde and the natural.

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“I wanted to create an interesting, yet inviting, space without detracting from the stunning view of the surrounding alps.” Pierre Yovanovitch

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“To do this, I incorporated design elements inspired by the region, such as the cantilevered staircase made of spruce and inspired by rural fences. I worked with specialty craftsman from throughout Europe to create custom furniture pieces which I mixed with vintage furniture and art, such as Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s stone sculpture.”

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Solid wood is also highlighted in many of the bespoke furniture designed by Pierre Yovanovitch, such as the angular sofa of grey-tinted larch wood and matching daybed in the living room, and the two semi-circular benches of solid oak in the entrance hall, both made by French carpenters Pierre Elois Bris.

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The predominant usage of natural materials is complemented by a diverse range of light fittings that are inspired by nature such as American designer Jeff Zimmerman’s hand-blown suspension lights in the hall inspired by salt crystals, and “Fragile Future”, an ethereal chandelier above the dining table, inspired by the fragility of the dandelion.

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Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud / Luxproductions.
Source: Yatzer

 

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