urniture is portable, you can rearrange it and it comes with you whenever you move. In fact, this project focuses on how your furniture can fit in a new home. In this case, our charming French family has lived in three different homes and their furniture has always accompanied their every move. Here, we take a look at their current home and a previous apartment.
We are in Nyon, Switzerland, a stone’s throw away from cosmopolitan Geneva, a renowned VIP destination, but better-known as the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) and many other international organizations, which employ our two home owners.
Nyon is a charming and peaceful old town on the shores of Lake Geneva or Lac Léman in French, which is the official language of this part of Switzerland. This sliver of land worms its way in the transalpine territories, also the setting of the first phase of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, described in his De Bello Gallico.
This story begins when, as a young couple, our owners started furnishing their first apartment. Helped by a clear aesthetic sense, they instantly went for the great design classics, especially pieces by Le Corbusier, a great passion of theirs. When their first son was born they moved to a bigger apartment and when a second child arrived, they bought a proper home, still in the city but arranged over three floors, with plenty of room for everyone.
Since the beginning, the entire scheme revolved around a furniture set designed by Le Corbusier and reissued by Cassina as part of the I Maestri collection. Timeless classics which suit any decor.
Three homes, three renovation projects, but the same furniture collection, which gradually grew as time passed. Interiors designed in partnership with the couple’s architect and furnished in consultation with interior design store Casadesign (a few kilometers away in France). Both interiors share a contemporary elegant style; this forms a pure and serene environment, also extremely welcoming. This is a home fit for aesthetes, inspired by the colours and the tranquility of the great lake, where our couple is lucky enough to live.
Renovation of a single family home in the city
Location: Nyon, Switzerland
Interior design and furniture sourcing:
1630 Rue de Gex, Maconnex,
01210 Ferney Voltaire, France
Tel: 0033 (0) 4 50 42 33 33
Credits Pierre Yves Dhinaut
Courtesy Casa Design