Villa Flor

S-chanf, Switzerland

Feb 2013

Text Paola Corini

Listen: First Aid Kit, The Lion’s Roar

According to the owner not many people ventures here. Sometimes, they go past St. Moritz up to Samedan, Bever, perhaps to La Punt-Chameus-ch, or to Zuoz at the most. Yet, S-chanf is an enchanting village with a tiny road surrounded by traditional houses from the 17th century. What makes Villa Flor so special is that it’s untypical of the region: a traditional patrician house with neoclassic style and Art Nouveau decor. On the façade, a plaque reads: “If I had not been this house, I would have been a lake.” It’s a permanent artwork from the young German artist Fiete Stolte. Inside, the rooms are stylish, refined, fresh and contemporary. There are 7 en-suite rooms and by the time you leave you probably won’t have figured out yet which one is your favourite.

For us, Villa Flor was the place where we shot Meraviglia Paper’s launch video and we want to tell you how it went.

We arrived in the dark. When we got out of the car, there was a strong smell of burning wood and cattle in the air and we could hear the nearby river. Ladina opened the door with a delicate smile and took us to a room with a piano. She chose the music: The Lion’s Roar from the Swedish folk duet First Aid Kit. That’s how we started the meeting for the filming the day after, in the best of spirits. She then took us to our rooms and made us feel as we actually owned them. Finally, she handed her house over to us.

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