Michel Péclard, stool, 1955. Beech and birch.

Michel Péclard, stool, 1955. Beech and birch. Made by Horgen-Glarus, Switzerland, from 1926 the firm produced wood furniture and they furnished the Swiss Pavillion, 1929-30.


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 recognized: 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 (Company background on website)

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