25 Hours Hotel — Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli counts Camper and Volvo among his clients, and accordingly he’s fashioned 25 Hours Hotel Zurich West like a perfectly formed product. Häberli’s smooth, contemporary spirit is present throughout the hotel’s bright public spaces and innovative built-ins in the compact rooms, graded by metals: silver, gold and platinum. He’s chosen a canny palette of blues, yellows and browns that reflects the landscape outside, and scribbled sightseeing recommendations across random walls, adding a treasure-hunting element that goes further to bring the outdoors in. Soft furnishings and hand-tuffted carpets create a relaxed, warm stay, while the gritty façade blends seamlessly into the industrial heritage of the area. The Baulthaup-designed KitchenClub is available for culinary workshops and private parties.