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Our history

Quality as a guarantee for success

de Sede has its origins in a small but skilled saddler's workshop in Klingnau, Switzerland. The craftsmen there committed themselves to transforming the best possible leather into seating furniture. Their years of experience and diligence enabled them to create hand-crafted leather furniture of singular quality.

In 1965, the family-run business became a joint-stock company called de Sede AG, but remained faithful to their original guiding principles.

The company developed rapidly from this moment onwards: top designers of international calibre were brought on board to create seating furniture, additional manufacturing facilities were opened, and an international distribution network was established. Sophisticated designs that skilfully integrate traditional and precise Swiss workmanship swiftly gained the brand an international reputation.

Today, de Sede AG presents itself as a leading manufacturer of exclusive leather furniture. Out of the original small workshop, a company has emerged that employs over 120 people and distributes furniture in more than 40 countries, including the United States and Russia, the GCC countries, and even emerging markets such as China and Brazil.

de Sede is owned by Oel-Pool and Monika Walser, who has led de Sede since April 2014. Main shareholder of Oel-Pool is Daniel Sieber.