Philippe Starck Reimagines La Reserve Eden Au Lac In Zurich
By Everett Potter
The famed French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck might not be the first name that comes to mind when choosing to redesign one of Switzerland’s rarefied five-star hotels. Starck seemed a somewhat unlikely choice to deconstruct and reimagine the hotel Eden au Lac in Zurich, better known for whimsy and bold statements than the often conservative tastes found in this city of bankers.
When I stayed there 15 years ago, the French Empire-style property was notable for its superb location across the street from Lake Zurich and one of Europe’s liveliest and greenest waterfront parks.
That location is still enthralling … continue reading