There are a few key individuals in the world of creative who I really admire and look up, one of the being Ramdane Touhami. Some of you may know Officine Universelle Buly, or simply Buly for short, the French beauty brand that he brought back to life with his partner Victoire back in 2014. Now, he’s back with his newest project is a lodge tucked away in Mürren, Switzerland, the Hotel Drei Berge.
Essentially, he’s found a far off place where he can experiment, a playground for Touhami’s ideas where you’re allowed to sneak away and join in for the winter. Built in 1907, the space looks as you might imagine in a movie, a forest green exterior with candy striped shutters. There’s a great piece on Touhami and the Drei Berge, stating:
“He likes to occupy new spaces and, at the Drei Berge, Touhami believes he has found a middle ground between “bullshit hip” and luxury hospitality offerings. The rooms have a cool, quirky aesthetic, where beaten-up vintage camping chairs reside beside sleek midcentury classics. Monogrammed towels await in the bathrooms, and the beds were handpicked for comfort – the bedlinen, containing a mix of cotton and wood, is so soft that Touhami bought part of the company that makes them.”
For me, this is so inspiring. I want a space like this (maybe not a hotel in a cold place) where I can create, and make, and build something that is of my own doing. That’s next on my bucket list.