On a lazy Saturday afternoon stroll through the Marzilli quarter, I discovered a flyer for a vintage flea market and was immediately trapped. Inside a dreary office block from the ’60s there is hidden an Ali Baba’s cave for vintage treasure hunters looking for clothes, furniture, decoration items and kitchenware. It opens its doors every Saturday and every last Sunday of the month.
The vintage market is only a piece of a bigger project. Brückenkopf is a temporary project by the charismatic Swiss artist Chantal Michel. She installed her art works in 30 rooms, using different kind of media such as photography, videos, perfumes, sounds, etc. As you walk through the spaces all your senses will be touched. This place is surreal, poetic, eerie, romantic and nostalgic at the same time.
You can book a dinner with the artist and visit Brückenkopf every Saturday evening (a minimum of 15 people is required to enable the event to take place, CHF 65 incl. wine and refreshments). Chantal Michel is a great host and cook, therefore I found it a fascinating an unforgettable overall experience.
If you want to go all the way, you could book a night after your dinner visit in one of the three “hotel rooms” at Brückenkopf including breakfast with the artist (CHF 80 extra). There is an option for a private dinner with the artist and an overnight stay too (price upon request).
Please note that the artist only corresponds by phone and you can’t write e-mails to make a reservation.