Robert Landon

Pfifferling: The Deli-Cum-Restaurant Shaking Up Swiss Dining

Designer Christian Speck has used purely Swiss DNA to rather radically reengineer the way tradition-bound Basel dines out.

Pfifferling deli, photo by Paul  Clemence This summer I visited two design-obsessed friends in Basel, Switzerland. After a long morning weaving among the works of Herzog & de Meuron (the firm’s hometown brims with their buildings), all I wanted was to quiet my burning brain with a plate of food – the simpler the better. It was already past noon,…