Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – Switzerland

Belle Époque Style

For this case study, we are inviting you to discover a Swiss luxury hotel – Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – where we completed a project in collaboration with Voglauer using Chantilly, one of Siminetti’s Capiz surfaces.

The hotel is situated amidst the majestic Alps and along the shores of Lake Geneva. It boasts a century-long tradition of exceptional hospitality with its iconic Belle Époque architecture since its establishment in 1906.

Collaboration with Siminetti for the Hotel Bedrooms

The hotel wanted to give some Belle Epoque cachet to their bedrooms and selected one of Siminetti’s luxury mother of pearl surfaces to elevate the style of their furniture. The Siminetti surface was selected from our pearl veneers collection and inlayed in different pieces of furniture dressing the bedrooms including cabinets, chests of drawers, side tables, wardrobe closets, and door handles.

Chantilly Capiz Surface

For this project, Siminetti’s Chantilly surface was used. Chantilly is a very stylish veneer in a neutral off-white shade that captivates and inspires. Offering an ethereal, natural iridescence it exudes tones that echo the natural beauty of Mother of Pearl. The intricate details of the Capiz surface were enhanced by exquisite Belle Epoque nature-inspired accessories including door buttons taking the shape of golden swans or recognizable flower forms.

Product Specifications

Siminetti Mother of Pearl Veneers

Mother of Pearl reflects the ocean’s natural beauty with our veneers being uniquely formed by the worlds oceans.

Sustainably sourced, each Mother of Pearl and Capiz Shell Veneer has its own features created by time, tides and territory. Our natural shell veneers are light, flexible and versatile, being only 0.3mm thick, the sheets of real Mother of Pearl and Capiz Shell are often used as inlays in furniture, handles, jewellery, fashion and architecture worldwide.

Our coated veneers are sealed and protected with a clear gloss or colour tinted urethane which enhances the veneers strong natural colours and patterns. The back is coated with water based acrylic paint or tight cloth mesh which further intensifies the colour of the natural shell.

Siminetti’s Mother of Pearl Veneers Collection includes 15 Textural Veneers and 2 Capiz Shell Surfaces. Siminetti can also design and produce stunning bespoke veneer designs to your exacting requirements.


  • Suitable for furniture inlays, handles, jewellery, or incorporated into fashion pieces or architectural elements
  • Uniquely formed by the world’s oceans
  • Mother of Pearl shells cut into thin strips
  • Natural iridescence
  • Light, Flexible, Versatile
  • Sustainably sourced
  • 10 year guarantee