Results: 20

Next Generation – Corporate change in family businesses



If the next generation decides to continue a family business, it is not only a question of successfully combining tradition, the zeitgeist and the future, but also of balancing family relationships. Two members of möbelschweiz reveal how this can be

Corporate responsibility in the furniture industry



Sustainability is in vogue, but how can sustainable activities be distinguished from greenwashing and, above all, what really counts? Here we present a conversation with Mathias Seiler, head of design and marketing at Girsberger, about sustainability

Woman power at möbelschweiz



For a long time, the Swiss furniture industry was considered a male domain. Today, however, a number of successful female entrepreneurs are proving the contrary. But how equal do women really feel in the sector and what is the secret of their

New new work: What will the future of our working world look ...



Now that the home office has very much established itself, the return to the traditional office will not be an transition to make for everyone. Where is the journey headed? Is the office of the future a hybrid one and what role should furniture play

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Corona and the furniture ...



From high demand to material shortages, from delivery delays to price increases – a tense international market is also presenting the furniture industry with ever new challenges, while also often being cited as one of the winners of the crisis. (DE

The new (home) office: are you home or still working?



Pre-pandemic, it was a rare concession granted by an employer; now, for many, home office has become the state of the art when it comes to work. But what demands does this change place on our living spaces? (DE only)

Trend with Tradition: Ecodesign



How much newly designed furniture do we really need today? A question still too often lost in the flood of products. One answer is the concept of Ecodesign, a natural approach that is central to the philosophies of Möbelschweiz manufacturers. (DE

Let’s stay home!



The colder the region, the warmer the home. Even though cocooning has long been a trend, it has taken on a new dimension and meaning since Corona. We explore this atmospheric concept and some design patterns associated with it... (DE only)

Anything but superficial



Our world is becoming more complex by the day and the list of challenges longer and longer, so all the better if we are not only surrounded by bright minds and innovative ideas, but also by clever materials that can make our lives a little easier.

Coming full circle



Don’t throw away, reuse: Thinking in cycles is becoming increasingly popular. The furniture industry also recognises this, as shown below by some promising concepts. (DE / FR only)

Light, flexible, versatile: functionality in furniture ...



The minimisation of living space due to rising rents and increasing scarceness of supply, as well as the nomadic nature of our mobile society, puts demand on furniture. Here, we present four flexible examples from the Swiss design scene. ( DE / FR

Computer as creator: Artificial intelligence in furniture ...



Artificial intelligence is increasingly relevant, but what does it mean for the design sector? A look at experimental approaches and the first chair produced in series by man and machine. (DE / FR only)

Good furniture, bad furniture?: Criteria for a quality check



How does one recognise high-quality furniture? Is expensive always better? And what lies beneath the surface? Below, a few pointers to avoid being deceived by beautiful appearances when buying furniture (DE / FR only).

In the right light – a short guide to room lighting



Good lighting brings architecture and furnishings together to form a harmonious whole. But how to create the right lighting atmosphere in a room and what to look out for when buying lamps? Read on... (DE / FR only)

Changing interiors over the decades



As two exhibitions on the theme of housing take us on a journey through the last 100 years of interior and living history, a look back opens up new perspectives to us. (DE / FR only)

A breath of fresh air in the Swiss design scene



Creative freedom and innovative ideas meet traditional design approaches. These do not have to be mutually exclusive, as a look at the young Swiss design scene shows – one which is committed to high-quality standards while at the same time living

Austria goes shopping



One year on from the takeover of Möbel Pfister by XXXLutz: When the Austrian furniture giant acquired the traditional Swiss company at the end of 2019, it caused a sensation. Where does Möbel Pfister stand today? We asked CEO Paul Holaschke. (DE

Corona and the consequences for the furniture industry: ...



Closed shops, unusual trade fairs and delivery bottlenecks – we spoke to Swiss dealers and manufacturers about the effects of the Corona crisis on the furniture industry. There have, however, also been positive developments. (DE only)

Swiss chair design through the decades



A useful piece of furniture or a beloved design object? A chair can be many things. At the same time, it tells us something about the person who designed it, as well as the social and economic context of the times it was designed in. Take a seat! (DE

Material diversity and new production methods



A lamp made from industrial waste or furniture made from mushrooms? The design world has long since discovered a multitude of new materials and innovative manufacturing methods. The results are both surprising and impressive. (DE and FR only)