Your Room for
Aperos,Anniversary Celebrations,Workshops,Exhibitions,Readings,Previews,Birthdays,Presentations



The Gellert district is one of Basel's last remaining residential oases and still boasts a diversity of richly appointed manor houses and villas dating from the late 19th century.  Protected from noise and prying eyes, their gardens give rise to a unique sense of tranquillity.

It is in one of these gardens at Grellingerstrasse 75, behind an art nouveau villa dating from 1894, that the communication agency Schaffner & Conzelmann AG Denkort and Designersfactory transformed a former washhouse into a new centre that invites one to reflect and sojourn: the Schaffner & Conzelmann Orangery.

Like a real Orangerie, this location offers – protected from the cold – an ideal climate to let thrive new things and prosper the existing. We invite you to do the same: Use this space, take your time, enjoy the calm and recharge your batteries.

With a total area of 220 m² divided between two floors, the new Orangery offers everything necessary to hold meetings, workshops, training sessions, presentations as well as small celebrations, aperos and previews.


During the construction of our Orangery, we paid close attention to ensuring that the most important infrastructure requirements were fulfilled. We offer state-of-the-art technology in respect of indoor climate control and furnishings as well as connection to the internet and electronic devices.


  • Spacious and bright rooms spread across two floors (without a lift), linked by an open staircase
  • A covered terrace with garden area
  • A upstairs balcony
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Toilet and shower

Room capacity

  • Seated meetings up to 20 people
  • Standing events up to 50 people


  • Tables and various seating possibilities
    (including lounge furniture)
  • Coat stands
  • Flip charts (2 pieces) and pin wall
  • LCD projector, projection on the wall
  • Wi-Fi, ethernet connections

Kitchen equipment

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher,
    refrigerator and oven
  • Crockery and clutery for 24 people


  • Upon consultation (for example: decoration material, garden umbrella, Weber grill, tent)



The use of all interior and exterior space and its respective infrastructure with tables and chairs, the usage of the kitchen (coffee machine and electric kettle included), incidential costs (electricity, water, heating), LCD projector, flip charts, pin wall, WLAN, ethernet connections.
In addition to the rental price, a cleaning flat rate will be charged.


Along with the booking of the «Orangerie» venue and its infrastructure, we prepare for you the prefered table set-up and the technical equipment.

The catering will be organsied through you.

Set-up/Dismantling of 1 hour each
(max. 4 people in operation)
1 hour of administration

CHF 950.00 for one day
(cleaning flate rate not included)

Rental price for 2 days and more: Please ask for a quotation


Do you need any support in organising your event?

Possibilities to book through us: Transfers to the «Orangerie», hotel recommendations in Basel, suggestions for an evening/ framework programme.

If you do need a helping hand, please let us know.

Event Management
CHF 150.00 per hour


The catering costs are not included in the rental price. The terms of payment of the chosen catering firm is in effect.

Choosing the option «Plus», the additional costs like transfer, decoration material, etc. will be charged separately and are not included in the rental fee.

The cleaning flat rate is not included in the rental price.


We take care of the cleaning. Therefore, we charge you a flat rate for the cleaning. The total amount is CHF 200.00, but may vary depending on the duration of the booking period and the reason for use.


The invoice will be sent to you after your event. The hirer should settle the invoice within 10 days. We may ask for pre-payment in certain circumstances.


Additional services and infrastructure (i.e. decoration material, grill, tent) can be obtained from us.


Below, we have listed a few catering firms who are familiar with our infrastructure. This means that the desired food will be served under optimal conditions.



Orangerie Services

We are able to organise and hold workshops and seminars for you on topics like design, the new media, communication and photography. Moreover, we also hold our own "Denkort Dialoge" design presentations where we inform attendees about the latest trends and developments in the field of communication design. To receive an invitation to our next event, simply email your name and postal address to orangerie@designersfactory.com. Impressions of our past events and further information can be find on our Schaffner & Conzelmann website .

Cooking Event

Would you like to put on a cooking event for your friends or customers? Jane Fine Food offers premium-quality cuisine and her straightforward manner guarantees excellent food and an engaging event for all. Jane excels in combining flavours from every corner of the world and creating a relaxed atmosphere in which you and your friends can enjoy themselves. Every menu is cooked together with you and your group.
Jane Ingold | www.janefinefood.com


After Jean Jacques Schaffner and Silvana Conzelmann learnt their craft in the 1970s under the tutorship of Switzerland's most important graphic artists and typographers, they took a keen interest in the history of Swiss graphic design. The Orangery now houses their private poster collection which includes works of art collated from the last hundred years. Posters by Max Bill, Alois Carigiet, Donald Brun and Herbert Leupin as well as Armin Hofmann and many others can be viewed by interested parties. They talk about these works of art personally during short presentations. Combined with a snack, such presentations are also an excellent opportunity to extend invitations to your customers and friends on an informal basis.


For any additional information as well as price inquiries you are welcome to contact us:

Schaffner & Conzelmann
Grellingerstrasse 75
4052 Basel
+41 (0)61 260 80 80


Our detailed terms of hire, the exact booking process as well as obligations of the hirer have been compiled for your overview here:
PDF Download of General Terms & Conditions


We recommend to come by tram, line no. 14. The tram stop «Grellingerstrasse» is only located wihtin a 2-minute walk to the Orangerie.
PDF Download of Arrival Map

Parking Space

The Orangerie does not offer any parking lots. Parking in the blue zone of the surounding area may be possible. For these, parking tickets can be bought at the tram ticket-vending machines (availability of half-a-day or full-day tickets).