No progress without tradition. Since 1889, when Johann Heinrich Girsberger set up a woodworking shop in Zurich, our name has been closely associated with the history of seating. We can look back with pride at a long tradition. And what began with the first patent, the Type 111 swivel chair, became the basis for many subsequent developments.
The guiding principles throughout: functionality and practicality, precise manufacture in the tradition of manual craftsmanship, authenticity of materials and durability. These cornerstones remain in place to this day and characterise every one of our products, even if much has changed over the past 122 years. Our origins form a good basis for the future. Our determination always to seek new ways of doing things, question existing practices and leave no stone unturned in the quest to better our products has made Girsberger into a highly respected company in the sector.