«A bit long in the tooth» No one likes to hear that. We actually do! For they say we are valued makers of tables and chairs since 1928. Born in the heart, grown in mind, perfected by hand – our pieces of furniture are still going through the same procedure today.
SWISS ARTISANRY REMAINS IN GREAT DEMAND
Many people are fed up with off-the-shelf furniture and appreciate our flexibility as much as that of our collections. Our brand, which is highly appreciated at home and abroad, is synonymous for functional furniture with added value. Being an SME, we manufacture pieces with character. And they have friends: Dealers, customers and juries of design awards. We owe our persisting success to them.
STRICT QUALITY STANDARDS
With the quality seal «création suisse» we make big promises - and keep them. It is our commitment to tradition and our responsibility for the future. We link "Made in Switzerland" to the responsibility we have towards you and our furniture. Our strict production standards guarantee for utmost quality and artisanry of every single piece of furniture. We tailor every piece especially and individually to your needs and demands - per commission and upon receipt of the individual orders. Professional service is included for you can always contact us even after purchase.
JOY BROUGHT INTO SHAPE
«We have joy in artisanry, precious materials, form and function. You can see that in our furniture» Patrick Brunner, CEO is convinced. He and his team are passionately committed to their furniture manufacture full of tradition, which has been writing history since 1923. The first chapter was written by 15 employees, who produced household items and kitchen furniture. The second chapter followed soon: In 1928, Volksbank Willisau and furniture factory Nyffeler and Jordi based in Strengelbach founded the public limited company «Holzwaren- und Möbelfabrik AG in Willisau-Stadt». Nowadays, more than 50 employees work on many more chapters of this great design history made in Switzerland.
A successful path
|1928||Foundation of the factory by Volksbank Willisau together with Nyffeler and Jordi, furniture factory Strengelbach|
|1929||Construction of factory building at today's site|
|1939||Albert Bleuer becomes director. The company develops successfully|
|1943||The consortium Albert Bleuer, Hermann Leisi and Eugen Meyer takes over the company. Foundation of residential neighbourhood Sänti in the same year. The building land is given to the employees as a gift.|
|1983||Eugen Meyer becomes sole shareholder|
|1988||The majority of shares is sold to Elsbeth Stöckli-Amrein|
|1989||Acquisition of a minority participation by upholstery maker Heinz Bader|
|1990||Eugen Meyer sells his remaining shares to Willi and Elsbeth Stöckli-Amrein and gives his position as chairman of the management board to Elsbeth Stöckli|
|1997||Foundation of subsidiary "Tisch & Stuhl Willisau AG", today's actively operating company|
|2000||Appearance on the market under the label "Willisau Switzerland"|
|2002||Design award "H.I.T. Best" for table VARION|
|2007||The majority of shares goes to Patrick Brunner and Erwin Bachmann|
|2007||The company expands, mainly into European, but also into international markets|
|2007||Good Design Award for table VELIA|
|2008||reddot Design Award for table VARION E7 and for the iTable|
|2009||Patrick Brunner acquires majority of shares and becomes chairman of the management board|
|2009||German Design Award nominees: tables VELIA, VARION E7, iTable|
|2009||German design award for table VARINO|
|2010||Patrick Brunner becomes sole shareholder|
|2014||Interior Innovation Award for table SAVONA and chair COMO|
|2014||German Design Award Nominees: table SAVONA and chair COMO|
|2015||iF Design Award for tables VULCANO and MANDAS|
|2016||Takeover of Zumsteg Collection AG
WORKING TOGETHER: WILLISAU AND ZUMSTEG
The in- and outdoor furniture maker will be continued as Zumsteg Collection AG. Patrick Brunner will be CEO of both companies in the future.