Photograph: Philippe Saharoff

Anne Rosat & the art in Hermès

From paper-cutting or découpages to textiles In 1937, a century after the French luxury house Hermès was founded, Robert Dumas, Émile Hermès’ sonin-law, designed the first scarf using woodblocks.
Photograph: Philippe Saharoff

Anne Rosat & the art in Hermès

From paper-cutting or découpages to textiles In 1937, a century after the French luxury house Hermès was founded, Robert Dumas, Émile Hermès’ sonin-law, designed the first scarf using woodblocks.

Swiss autioneer Bernard Piguet

THE COMMERCE OF ART & THE ART OF COMMERCE

Swiss autioneer Bernard Piguet

THE COMMERCE OF ART & THE ART OF COMMERCE

Stylish success

Antonella Curioni moved to Gstaad in 1997 and set up her own boutique ten years later. The business has grown and strengthened beyond its initial focus on cashmere, proving that independent fashion can compete against the biggest brands. GstaadLife met with Antonella to talk fashion, design ...

Stylish success

Antonella Curioni moved to Gstaad in 1997 and set up her own boutique ten years later. The business has grown and strengthened beyond its initial focus on cashmere, proving that independent fashion can compete against the biggest brands. GstaadLife met with Antonella to talk fashion, design ...

Master runner

Charlotte Cotton is an international championship runner. Born in London, she lives in Spain, represents Belgium and spends large parts of each year in the Saanenland. Charlotte carved time out of her packed training and racing schedule to talk to GstaadLife.

Master runner

Charlotte Cotton is an international championship runner. Born in London, she lives in Spain, represents Belgium and spends large parts of each year in the Saanenland. Charlotte carved time out of her packed training and racing schedule to talk to GstaadLife.

Virtuoso visionary - Interview with Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon is a world-renowned violinist and artistic director of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), the resident orchestra of Le Rosey based at its Rolle campus.

The Menuhin Academy Soloists will perform at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival on the 14th of August, ...

Virtuoso visionary - Interview with Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon is a world-renowned violinist and artistic director of the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), the resident orchestra of Le Rosey based at its Rolle campus.

The Menuhin Academy Soloists will perform at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival on the 14th of August, ...

Family values

Marc Stebler knows a thing or two about watches. He is a fourth-generation Stebler-Iff, a family with a long watchmaking and jewellery industry tradition. Following the family’s acquisition of Villiger Gstaad in 2019, Marc now heads up the boutique, renamed Stebler Gstaad.

Family values

Marc Stebler knows a thing or two about watches. He is a fourth-generation Stebler-Iff, a family with a long watchmaking and jewellery industry tradition. Following the family’s acquisition of Villiger Gstaad in 2019, Marc now heads up the boutique, renamed Stebler Gstaad.

Style icon

Twenty years ago Caroline Freymond moved to Gstaad and established Menus Plaisirs – part gallery, part shop – right at the start of the art scene in the region.

Style icon

Twenty years ago Caroline Freymond moved to Gstaad and established Menus Plaisirs – part gallery, part shop – right at the start of the art scene in the region.

Modern adventurer

Garrett Fisher has set himself a lofty goal: to photograph every non-polar glacier across the globe.

Modern adventurer

Garrett Fisher has set himself a lofty goal: to photograph every non-polar glacier across the globe.

Portfolio Garett Fisher

Garrett Fisher is on a mission. He recently finished documenting every glacier in the Alps. With Fisher’s ambition, however, there is no time for a break. The ultimate goal: document as many non-polar glaciers as possible.

Portfolio Garett Fisher

Garrett Fisher is on a mission. He recently finished documenting every glacier in the Alps. With Fisher’s ambition, however, there is no time for a break. The ultimate goal: document as many non-polar glaciers as possible.

Mountain inclusivity

Catherine Cosby is a force of nature.

Mountain inclusivity

Catherine Cosby is a force of nature.

New perspectives

The Untere Zwitzeregg high up in the Saanenland (altitude 1,700 metres) has been worked by Ueli Bach’s family since 1958. Last year the over 100-year-old mountain farm was completely demolished and rebuilt to modern specifications.

New perspectives

The Untere Zwitzeregg high up in the Saanenland (altitude 1,700 metres) has been worked by Ueli Bach’s family since 1958. Last year the over 100-year-old mountain farm was completely demolished and rebuilt to modern specifications.

Chocolate Heaven: Interview with Lukas Wenger

Lukas Wenger from Gsteig loves Swiss chocolate. So much, in fact, he has plans afoot to launch Swiss Chocolate World, an adventure park focused on, you guessed it: Swiss chocolate.

Chocolate Heaven: Interview with Lukas Wenger

Lukas Wenger from Gsteig loves Swiss chocolate. So much, in fact, he has plans afoot to launch Swiss Chocolate World, an adventure park focused on, you guessed it: Swiss chocolate.

Mindful nature

Melanie Uhkötter is on a mission. As co-founder of the Friends of Saanenwald association, she is committed to enhancing the physical and mental health of people through a deep connection with nature.

Mindful nature

Melanie Uhkötter is on a mission. As co-founder of the Friends of Saanenwald association, she is committed to enhancing the physical and mental health of people through a deep connection with nature.

Family values: Antonia Crespi and Elizabeth Aisher Crespi

Antonia Crespi and Elizabeth Aisher Crespi are the mother-daughter team behind Tarmak22, the dazzling art exhibition space at Gstaad Airport.

Family values: Antonia Crespi and Elizabeth Aisher Crespi

Antonia Crespi and Elizabeth Aisher Crespi are the mother-daughter team behind Tarmak22, the dazzling art exhibition space at Gstaad Airport.

Silver service

December 2020 signalled the end of an era for the Hotel Christiania. After over forty years’ service to generations of guests, Isabelle and Nagy Geadah-Nopper sold the business and retired.

Silver service

December 2020 signalled the end of an era for the Hotel Christiania. After over forty years’ service to generations of guests, Isabelle and Nagy Geadah-Nopper sold the business and retired.

On target

Sina Hauswirth from Saanen is making her mark on football. Aged just sixteen, she plays outside midfielder for the Swiss national U17 team and the BSC Young Boys.

On target

Sina Hauswirth from Saanen is making her mark on football. Aged just sixteen, she plays outside midfielder for the Swiss national U17 team and the BSC Young Boys.

In harmony

Sol Gabetta, world-renowned cellist and recipient of numerous awards celebrating her exceptional artistic achievement, was in the Saanenland for a pop-up concert organised by the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Sol carved time out of her rehearsal schedule to talk to GstaadLife.

In harmony

Sol Gabetta, world-renowned cellist and recipient of numerous awards celebrating her exceptional artistic achievement, was in the Saanenland for a pop-up concert organised by the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Sol carved time out of her rehearsal schedule to talk to GstaadLife.

Stronger together

Farming and agriculture are an integral part of the culture, economy and tradition of the Saanenland. Patricia von Grünigen, secretary of the Landwirtschaftliche Vereinigung Saanenland (farming association) lives in Gstaad with her husband and four children.

Stronger together

Farming and agriculture are an integral part of the culture, economy and tradition of the Saanenland. Patricia von Grünigen, secretary of the Landwirtschaftliche Vereinigung Saanenland (farming association) lives in Gstaad with her husband and four children.

Equal measures

Ursula Breuninger is a long-time champion of women’s rights and former president of the Gstaad-Saanenland Soroptimist club, an organisation that works to improve the empowerment of women and girls.

Equal measures

Ursula Breuninger is a long-time champion of women’s rights and former president of the Gstaad-Saanenland Soroptimist club, an organisation that works to improve the empowerment of women and girls.

Tourism in focus

Tourism and hospitality are both critically important to the Saanenland.

Tourism in focus

Tourism and hospitality are both critically important to the Saanenland.

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