de Sede, a swiss brand with passion for design and exclusive quality
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.
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. The 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.
The 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. The 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.