Discovering the designer restaurant Im Ackermannshof

The city of Basel is known as the cultural capital of Switzerland.

Among its many cultural institutes, the Kunstmuseum open in 1661 and the University founded in 1460.

Many important figures of European culture studied at the University of Basel, from Erasmus to psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.

The annual Art Basel is one of the most important contemporary art exhibits in the world.

Architecture has a relevant role too in Basel, where old and new styles and items coexist to create a unique scenery.

A view of the two souls of Basel

The kitchen and the location of Im Ackermannshof

This part of Switzerland is also known as a culinary haven on the shores of the river Rhine.

The enchanting location of Im Ackermannshof is the perfect setting for its exquisite kitchen, awarded with 16 points by the prestigious magazine Gault & Millau.

At the helm of the kitchen Italian-Swiss chef Flavio Fermi, who proposes a modern interpretation of typical mediterranean cuisine.

Not only restaurant, Im Ackermannshof has also a bar & lounge area, offering a refined selection of wines, champagne and cocktails, combined to delicious appetizers.

All the decoration of the restaurant is by Céline Burgy Interior Design Gmbh.

The rooms stand out for the peculiar walls with a delabré effect, matching a few and selected decorating items and materials such as wood and metal.

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Im Ackermanshof bar, where old and new coexist

The lighting by Catellani & Smith

Italian lighting design brand Catellani & Smith lights up this one of a kind restaurant.

In the bar & lounge area, two hanging chandeliers called 22 Petit Lentilles shine on the long counter bar.

This peculiar lightning is oriented to the ceiling, with low voltage LED strips that makes for a suffused atmosphere.

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The lounge area chandeliers

Natural brass ovals, in which the big translucent lenses are mounted, are perfectly balanced with the antique style of the walls.

Copper and gold leaf for precious details

On the bar and the tables, the wireless lamps Giulietta BE T have three different adjustable light sets.

Giulietta BE T is made of vintage brass, and it consists of a circular base and a seemingly detached light source.

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Suspended lamps Giulietta BE T

Finally, moving to the restaurant area, single lights Gold Moon are put at different heights and different distances from one another, to form interesting composition lighting up the tables.

These lamps, in copper and gold leaf, give a remarkable and precious touch to the whole space.

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Gold Moon lamps light up the restaurant


These details, added to the exquisite cuisine, are what define Im Ackermannshof as one of the many reasons to visit Basel.

Whether you are attending a cultural event, students of the University or simply visiting, don’t miss the chance to enjoy an excellent dish surrounded by design excellences.


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