de Sede has dedicated itself wholeheartedly to the art of handwork. Anonymous, automated production processes have no place at our company. Cultivated refinement and the utmost perfection of craftsmanship – principles we have embraced since the company was founded – are the key to ensuring that all the pieces of furniture leaving our factory meet our exceedingly strict and high standards.
Every craftsperson at de Sede is a master of their profession. Our specialists make sure that only the highest-quality leather makes its way to Klingnau, that it is properly stored and is then carefully processed with dedication, knowledge and experience. The production process also includes meticulous cutting plans: irregularities in the leather can only be perceived by a critical human eye and rectified accordingly so that they do not affect the finished piece.
Our sophisticated upholstery techniques with modern materials, foam, gauze and cotton also require considerable knowledge and experience, which is reflected in every piece of furniture from de Sede. Our pieces of furniture are finished off with exact, at times elaborate, hand-crafted stitching, which creates the perfect visual effect and also ensures extra durability.
Craftsmanship of the highest degree, stringent quality requirements, maximum attention to detail and personal commitment by all employees have made de Sede famous and pave our way for the future.
de Sede AG is owned by the Volare Group AG and Monika Walser. Main shareholder of Volare Group AG is Daniel Sieber.
In addition to the global de Sede brand, the factory in Klingnau also produces furniture for the FSM brand.
Around 120 people work for de Sede AG around the world, including 110 in the factory in Klingnau.
On a production area of 11,000 m2, de Sede AG processes around 32,000 m2 of top-quality leather each year. Every year more than 11,000 pieces of furniture are produced, of which 70% are exported and distributed in over 48 countries.
Our manufacture is committed to environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production
and business activity. We understand nature and human society as part of a global
ecosystem that must unconditionally be kept in a balance.
Our environmental policy manifests itself in a universal commitment to environmental
responsibility. In order to secure the sustainability of natural conditions of life,
we aim to produce in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
We had ourselves certified in accordance with ISO Standard 14001 in 1996, 2007 and
2010. This represents a logical continuation of the principles of ecological action that we
have practiced for years. With this management certification for environmentally sound
production, we commit ourselves to keeping records of raw materials and energy
consumption as well as environmental impact, and to make continuous improvements in this area.
Our complete environment policy and further certificates can be found in our download area.