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Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse

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Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Dreaming this morning of a winter retreat in a wooden house, spending time reading in a cosy alcove, with beautiful snowy views.

Paris-based interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch made the ideal space in the Swiss village of Andermatt:

“Occupying 500 square-meters over two levels and blessed with stunning views of the Urseren Valley, the penthouse that was born out of this process is a marvel of unpretentious sophistication and tempered luxury that elegantly frames the beauty of the surrounding landscape instead of upending it.” (yatzer)

French carpenters Pierre Elois Bris manufactured the angular sofa of grey-tinted larch wood, the matching daybed in the living room, and the two semi-circular benches of solid oak in the entrance hall. The space has an eclectic selection of high-end furniture, including European and American antiques, as well as Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth’s pine wood pieces from his 1930s Sportstugemöbler line and Chilean artist Roberto Matta surrealist totem chairs from the 1970’s, also in pine; and American designer John Dickinson’s three-legged “African table” sculpted in cast composite. (yatzer)

The chandelier above the dining table, inspired by the fragility of the dandelion, was designed by Lonneke Gordjin & Ralph Nauta of Amsterdam-based Studio Drift as part of a modular series of lighting sculptures that merge nature and technology. “The mesmerizing chandelier features a three-dimensional, tendril-like, bronze circuit structure and a plethora of LED light points, each one adorned in real dandelion seeds that are glued by hand, perfectly epitomizing the high level of artistry, ingenuity and craftsmanship that this stunning penthouse-cum-work of art has been designed with." (yatzer)

“Essentially, we set out to reinvent the code of the Swiss chalet,” Pierre Yovanovitch tells Home Interior Design "I had never done a chalet before, so naturally I tried to soak up the beauty, the atmosphere, and the elements that make the surrounding village so special. It was very interesting to play with the standard codes of Alpine houses, to try to find a happy medium without falling into cliché.” (Interior Design)

All images via yatzer

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions



Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

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Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

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Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Décor Inspiration: Pierre Yovanovitch’s Alpine Penthouse / Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions

Photo by Jean-François Jaussaud - Luxproductions



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