Private Residence, Lucerne (Switzerland)
It took two years, from 2008 to 2010, to construct this extensive property featuring exposed concrete, lake views, and Alpine panoramas. The owners also eschewed the ordinary in designing their three children’s rooms. On their first day of school, each child received USM furnishings in their choice of color. The oldest decided on green, the daughter on ruby red, and the youngest on golden yellow. “Do you still have the furnishings from your childhood room?” the owner slyly asks. Of course not. Most people part with their child furniture as they grow up. But these, the father rightly presumes, will probably move with his children when they finally leave home. That is the advantage of a timeless classic.