Located above the mist in Schindellegi, this apartment’s view takes in the spectacular panorama from the east side to the north side of Lake Zurich. The client’s first wish was to replace only the old sofa in his reception room, but then quickly decided on a complete change of the interior, with customized finishes and furnishing that reenergize the atmosphere and underline his Italian aesthetics. The brief for the complete renewal was to create a luxurious showroom feeling inspired by Italian high-fashion brands like Bottega Veneta and Salvatore Ferragamo. More than 600 sq. of premium rosewood now panels the wall of the 250 sq. apartment. The 300 year old rosewood has been polished seven times and coated with a vintage car finish technique by an Italian old-timer restoration workshop. This treatment gives the noble old rosewood a high-grade finish. The rosewood clad entrance is brightened by a big blue painting to break its dominance. In the sitting area soft colored Flexform sofa and Minotti couch table on a bright customized silk carpet balance the strong veneering. A custom-made unique chimney in the living room, a relaxing winter garden equipped with Italian designer chairs and accesses to a private Venetian pool complete the apartment makeover. Meticulous finishes, finest authentic materials and design elements were used by bespoken brands like Flexform, Minotti, Vitra, B&B Italia, Tom Dixon, Maxalto, Luminara, Dornbracht, Rina Menardi, Charles Paris, Jim Thompson, Christian Fischbacher and Gaggenau.