La Grange

La grange (“the barn” in English) is a lounge bar located in the area of Crans Montana in the Swiss Alps. It was the project of a few friends who came together and bought their life long local bar after dreaming of making this place their own playground.
The adjacent ski resort location makes it primarily an “après ski” bar with a lounge area on the upper level. The walls are clad with old wood from reclaimed alpine barns, where rugged materials are left in raw or natural states to evolve over time with exposure to the elements and to human touch.
The natural imperfections of the old wood contrasts with geometric forms of our own design like a graphic solid wood console table which makes for a rugged abstract art piece. Rich textures of hand died antique linens and hemps contribute to the overall aesthetic.
The inspiration comes from the outdoors with different hues of greens echoing the surrounding nature in bloom after the winter season. It is a continuous dialogue with the interiors, a mix of understated and sophisticated with a selection of unique vintage pieces from Scandinavian to French mid-century, that brings it to a cosmopolitan world, juxtaposed with old, weathered tractor seats which got turned into bar stools bringing la grange back into its natural context.
The Neon lights brings us to the city nightlife blended with the wild seasonal local plant arrangements give the perfect space for contrast and polarity of energies which influences the whole.

Hospitality project
Category : Mountain Switzerland
Photography: J.WILSON