Das Ideale Heim, the leading Swiss magazine for architecture, design and living culture, visited me in my Zurich department for a feature in their December issue, out Dec 5. Many thanks to Susanna Köberle for the interview and Marion Nitsch for the photography. See PDF.
My motto is: less is more
What does home mean to you:
Basically, it’s less about geographic coordinates, more about people and atmosphere. But it has got to be a city. And it must have a place to swim.
What do you like about Zurich and District 5?
I feel comfortable here. Zurich has an international air, at the same time it is compact. District 5 in particular is very open and lively. You don’t really need to leave the area, it’s got all you need. From my window, I can see the Primetower highrise and Mount Uetliberg. I like how the urban blends into nature.
What is your favourite piece in your apartment?
No matter if furniture, objects or clothing – I surround myself with favourites only. I live in a 1.5 room apartment. Though it is spacious I do need to consider very carefully what to put inside. It simplifies the selection, though. My favourite object is my bed. My motto is: less but better.
What inspires you?
The view from my window at night, anything I see when walking in the street or in the forest. I’m a human camera, I capture details, research and try to filter Zeitgeist.
What’s on your wishlist?
An inhouse infinity swimming pool!
The picture was taken on my bed. The intergalactic vibe comes courtesy of Schönstaub. I wear an ensemble by enSoie. On the right, there is a copy of ‘Life’ magazine from 1969 featuring the moon landing, and on the left a Play Hunter artwork. The writing on the plate reads: I’ve got you, that’s enough.
With many thanks to Anna Meier and Sabrina Pesenti for sartorial support.