The collection of luminaires from SCHÄTTI LEUCHTEN is based on three guiding principles: simplicity, expertise and quality.

Trinity: the name Dri stands for the three brothers who run the company – the third generation of their family at the helm

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Trinity: the name Dri stands for the three brothers who run the company – the third generation of their family at the helm

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Schätti Leuchten is a young brand. It was created in 2012, when managing director Thomas Schätti first presented the Tabular and Pendar lamps at Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal. It is an offshoot of the family-run company Schätti AG Metallwarenfabrik, which he manages together with his brothers Jos and Stefan. Schätti has a wealth of expertise in sheet metal forming and is based in Schwanden, an Alpine community in the Canton of Glarus. Founded about 80 years ago, the company started out making furniture components but has established apparatus engineering as a second core area over the last ten years, as well as developing and producing various lighting projects and designer luminaires.

Ringing the changes: for the Circular model, the brand’s characteristic metal band is shaped into a round, conical luminaire

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Ringing the changes: for the Circular model, the brand’s characteristic metal band is shaped into a round, conical luminaire

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Playful: Jörg Böner’s striking 2016 presentation of Schätti Leuchten for Light+Building in Frankfurt

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Playful: Jörg Böner’s striking 2016 presentation of Schätti Leuchten for Light+Building in Frankfurt

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The Schätti Leuchten collection resulted from the firm’s long-standing collaboration with designer Jörg Boner, who developed the three-leafed Dri lamp for the company’s 75th anniversary in 2009. Until recently, the main focus was on luminaires for working environments and architectural lighting. Now, however, Thomas Schätti is aiming to expand the collection with products for private homes as well – a decision encouraged by the brand’s success at the Light+Building 2016 trade show in Frankfurt. Thomas Schätti is particularly fond of the Sidar luminaire, which features a pleated metal shade and produces a very atmospheric light. “A great deal of craftsmanship goes into it, and we produce virtually everything ourselves. Apart from making the concrete base, everything is done in our own workshops – from cutting and powder-coating the metal all the way to assembling the finished product.”

Thomas Schätti

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Thomas Schätti

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SCHÄTTI LEUCHTEN: Ever since Schätti AG Metallwarenfabrik was founded in the Canton of Glarus in 1934, furniture components have been its core competency. However, the family-run company has entered two new fields in recent years: apparatus engineering and luminaires.

Text: Cornelia Etter
Photos: René Ruis (1), Schätti Leuchten (3)

Schätti Leuchten
Tschachen 2
8762 Schwanden
Tel. 0041 (0)55 647 34 11
Fax 0041 (0)55 647 34 21
info@schaetti-leuchten.ch

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