In its quest to discover the best interior designers in the world, the International Property Awards invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by two members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and STUDIOFORMA was a top scoring entrant for the category INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT for its Apartment Makeover Project in Zurich.
The International Property Award is the world’s largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme. The 2015/16 International Property Awards has received more than 2.000 entries from over 110 countries. The total worth of the competing projects reached an astronomical figure of £20 billion. The rewards received over 400 entries from 61 countries for the INTERIOR DESIGN category.
The judges not only look for the most impressive and innovative projects, they also examine the sustainability and eco-friendliness of every property. After a year-long evaluation the judging panel of 70 experts revealed the final results on December 7th 2015 during a presentation ceremony at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London.
STUDIOFORMA has been named “Best in Europe” in the Interior Design Apartment category at the final summit. STUDIOFORMA competed against the best property professionals in the World to win the title of “Europe’s Best”, property’s highest accolade, with the project “Apartment Makeover, Lake Zurich”.
STUDIOFORMA’s Founding Partners Alex Leuzinger and Miriam Vazquez accepted the prize during the glittering award ceremony in London. “The most important was not so much how the overall apartment will look, but how it will make the client and his family feel. We are not talking about the implicitness of well-selected material, texture, décor and lightning. The focus clearly was, to understand and to indulge our client’s passion for a certain lifestyle and to translate even playful ideas and habits into a sophisticated interior environment.”

Alex Leuzinger & Miriam Vazquez

Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo or Prada – the owner of this apartment is a dedicated fashion Aficionado and Sartorialist. The showrooms of these Italian luxury fashion designer brands are splendidly styled with elegance and were the main source of inspiration for a complete makeover of this apartment located on Lake Zurich in Switzerland.
The client’s first wish was to replace only the old sofa in his reception room, but then quickly decided on a complete change of the interior, with customized finishes and furnishing that reenergize the atmosphere and underline his affection for Italian design aesthetics.
Main design highlight: More than 600 m² of premium dark rosewood now panels the wall of the 250 m² apartment. The 300 year old rosewood has been polished seven times and coated with a vintage car finish technique by an Italian old-timer restoration workshop. This treatment gives the noble old rosewood a high-grade finish with three-dimensional depth.