Time: 9:00 - 13:00
Duration: 4 hours total
Includes: Snack, Drinks and Transportation
Languages: Offered in English (the places we visit can answer questions in German and Swiss German)
We'll meet at the ecochair.ch showroom in the heart of alternative Basel ('Glaibasel'), where you'll munch on a 'gipefli' while you get a brief introduction to some of Switzerland's most well-known furniture companies and designers.
We'll then explore a cavernous vintage furniture storage hall. A short walk will take us to a little vintage lamp atelier, that used to be a shoemaker. We'll cut through a green oasis to a large historic building that sells antiques and exhibits art over three stories. Our last stop is a five floor brockenhaus brimming with interesting finds.
You'll meet the owners and mangers, hear their stories, and learn about their furniture and lighting. You'll also get insider tips from us on what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying 'pre-loved', and where to find the best things. If the weather is good, we'll ride the ferry across the river, and we'll finish off with a cup of coffee and some local Basel traditional cookies, 'läckerli'.