Club Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

Revamping of restaurant chairs as part of a complete refurbishment

As part of a complete refurbishment, the interior of Baur au Lac, a club founded in 1970, was fully redesigned. Interior designer Claudia Silberschmidt from atelier zürich gave the stylish rooms in Villa Rosau, which are only accessible to club members, a great deal of charm. Style-defining details were taken on board, reinterpreted or retained. As the chairs in the restaurant were in very good condition, Girsberger overhauled them, reupholstering them and giving them new covers based on the designer's specifications. 

The wooden frames were adjusted, sand-blasted, smoothed and polished. Metal springs were reattached. The seat and backrest were completely reupholstered and given new fabric covers. The metal fittings were also cleaned and polished. 

Interior design and design
Claudia Silberschmidt, atelier zürich gmbh

Project photos
Martin Guggisberg

Making-of photos
André Bolliger