Splügen Pass | Elevation Collection

1,200 CHF
Title   Splügen Pass
Designed by   Robert Topulos
Limited Edition   50 Pieces 
Authentification   Signed and numbered 
  Accompanied by a
  Certificate of authenticity


The Story Behind

The Splügen Pass, a hidden gem in the Swiss-Italian border, offers an alternative, scenic route to Italy, particularly when the St. Gotthard and San Bernardino roads are congested. Boasting steep slopes on the Swiss side and an intricate network of hairpin bends, this route is a thrilling journey through the Alpine landscape.

Splügen is one of the oldest mountain villages in the canton of Graubünden, often seen as an emblematic representation of the region's rich history. Awarded the prestigious Wakker Prize in 1995, the village has been celebrated for its commendable preservation of historical structures, which have withstood the test of time. These structures encapsulate the village's rich architectural legacy, rendering Splügen as not just a village, but a living museum that pays tribute to the Swiss mountain heritage.

On the Italian side, the quaint alpine village of Montespluga marks the end of the pass. This village, steeped in tradition and surrounded by the grandeur of the Alps, offers a slice of authentic Italian alpine life, making it an unmissable stop.

The artwork, part of the official collection of the Swiss National Library in Bern, vividly captures a Bush-Plane in action, a type of aircraft that has gained popularity in the Alps for its ability to take off and land within remarkably short distances. Equipped with colossal front tires, these planes are designed to absorb landings on steep hills with extreme inclinations, a necessary feature given the challenging terrain. It's a tribute to the ingenuity of human engineering, thriving amidst the raw, untamed beauty of nature.

This remarkable pass is not merely a bypass for travelers—it is a historical journey through time, a testament to the architectural heritage of the Swiss Alps, and a symbol of human adaptability and resilience.

Finishing and Gifting

Should you desire a framing in a different color, please specify your preference upon checkout. Additionally, you may include a card with a personalized message along with a priceless invoice. Each art piece can be elegantly packaged as a gift and delivered on a date of your choosing. For more details or to arrange these services, please contact Customer Service.


 Additional Details


 Technique   Handcrafted Étorie
 Workshop   Atelier WOCS, Genève
 Framing  Custom Plywood with UV-Resistant
 and Anti-Reflective Glass



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