Company

Established in 1880 in Horgen near Zurich and expanded in 1902 to include the company's workshop in Glarus, ag möbelfabrik horgenglarus is Switzerland's oldest manufacturer of chairs and tables. In terms of design and quality, it has ranked among the world's finest furniture makers for more more than 135 years. Le Corbusier, for example, exhibited chairs crafted by horgenglarus at his "Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau" at the "Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs" in Paris as perfect representations of contemporary and trend-setting interior design.
This innovative approach remains unchanged to this day: At horgenglarus, the focus is still on the characteristic combination of form and function. It's a philosophy that is widely recognised: Classic, consummate design, timelessness and exceptional workmanship are the criteria by which horgenglarus has been awarded the accolade "World Class—Made in Switzerland." The company is bringing the classic ideals of New Simplicity to the 21st century by combining traditional know-how and highly-skilled craftsmanship with cutting-edge, CNC-controlled production machinery.

Established in 1880 in Horgen near Zurich and expanded in 1902 to include the company's workshop in Glarus, ag möbelfabrik horgenglarus is Switzerland's oldest manufacturer of chairs and tables. In terms of design and quality, it has ranked among the world's finest furniture makers for more than 135 years. Le Corbusier, for example, exhibited chairs crafted by horgenglarus at his "Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau" at the "Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs" in Paris as perfect representations of contemporary and trend-setting interior design.
This innovative approach remains unchanged to this day: At horgenglarus, the focus is still on the characteristic combination of form and function. It's a philosophy that is widely recognised: Classic, consummate design, timelessness and exceptional workmanship are the criteria by which horgenglarus has been awarded the accolade "World Class—Made in Switzerland." The company is bringing the classic ideals of New Simplicity to the 21st century by combining traditional know-how and highly-skilled craftsmanship with cutting-edge, CNC-controlled production machinery.
The history of ag möbelfabrik horgenglarus has been characterised from the outset by the company's pioneering role in the Swiss furniture industry. horgenglarus was the first company to focus on the idea of serial furniture production to the very highest standards of quality and design: The unique combination of manufacturing technology and highly-specialised craftsmanship gave every product the status and lasting quality of a custom design. This high standard of workmanship still forms the basis for the enduring success of horgenglarus to this day.
In addition to exclusive technical standards (e.g., wood bending or bentwood furniture), the company has always maintained a meticulous design culture. The company's collections have become archetypes of Swiss furniture-making and continue to be produced today. For example, the classic model dating back to 1918 remains an integral part of the portfolio and has long since achieved undisputed cult status.
Throughout the last century, the high standards applied to product design, execution and durability drew the leading Swiss furniture designers—Moser, Haefeli, Bill, Bellmann, Haussmann, Wettstein among others—to Glarus to have their designs realised. This privileged position in design history and the associated expertise enables horgenglarus to counter the trends towards mass-production and the outsourcing of production skills with a strong tradition of designed work and through innovative collaboration with selected furniture designers and architects.