Rolf Sachs Designs an Alpine Restaurant in Zurich
He’s done furniture, lighting, sculpture, even watches for Fortis. Now Rolf Sachs can add five-star hotel restaurant to his list of commissions. Working with local firm Küchel Architects, he designed Saltz as an homage to the Swiss Alps—fitting as the eatery is inside Zurich’s Dolder Grand, itself recently renovated by Foster + Partners. Beneath wide oak floor planks, the ceiling is crisscrossed with red mountaineer rope, anchored by a 550-pound granite boulder and pulley system, while a wall hosts a neon fixture resembling the outline of the 182 mountain peaks visible from the restaurant’s terrace.